Nordic’s multiprotocol SoC nRF54.

Nordic signs licensing agreement with Arm

  • Norwegian company Nordic Semiconductor has signed a multi-year licence agreement with Arm, a processor design and software platform company.
  • The Arm Total Access (ATA) licence guarantees Nordic access to Arm’s range of IP, tools, support and training for its current and future wireless communication components, including multi-protocol, Wi-Fi, cellular IoT and DECT NR+ solutions.

The new agreement extends the partnership between the two companies, which began in 2012 with the launch of the Nordic nRF51™ Series multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC) powered by Arm.

Arm is a supplier of processors and software platforms. Founded in 1983 Nordic Semiconductor is a Norwegian designer of semiconductors for wireless communication technologies.

Nordic’s multi-protocol System-on-Chip (SoC) products in the nRF51, nRF52, nRF53, nRF54L and nRF54H families, as well as the nRF91 Series cellular IoT and DECT NR+ System-on-Package (SiP), use Arm Cortex®-M class microprocessors.

Nordic also uses related Arm intellectual property in its products, together with design tools for the development of application software to run on Arm components.

Nordic’s fourth generation multi-protocol System-on-Chip (SoC), which includes the nRF54H20 family, includes several Arm Cortex-M33 processors.