Device Pinout

Special Notes

The following pins have some restrictions that need to be taken into account when using them:

  • PIN_DFU / P0.20: If this pin is detected to be at GND level at startup, the board will enter a special serial bootloader mode and will not execute any user code, going straight into bootloader mode. If you wish to use this pin as a standard GPIO, make sure that it is pulled high with a pullup resistor so that your code will execute normally when the MCU starts up.
  • P0.31 / A7: This pin is hard wired to a voltage-divider on the LIPO battery input, allow you to safely measure the LIPO battery level on your device. If possible, you should avoid using this pin directly.
  • FRST/P0.22: Setting this pin to GND at startup will cause the device to perform a factory reset at startup, erasing and config data as well as the user sketch. At the next reset, you should enter serial bootloader mode by default, since no user sketch will be present. You can use this to recover 'bricked' boards, but if you don't wish to do this be careful not to have FRST low at startup. By default, a weak internal pull-up resistor is enabled on this pin during the bootloader phase.

Power Pins

  • 3.3V Output: This two pins are connected to the output of the on board 3.3V regulator. They can be used to supply 3.3V power to external sensors, breakouts or Feather Wings.
  • LIPO Input (VBAT): This is the voltage supply off the optional LIPO cell that can be connected via the JST PH connector. It is nominally ~3.5-4.2V.
  • VREG Enable: This pin can be set to GND to disable the 3.3V output from the on board voltage regulator. By default it is set high via a pullup resistor.
  • USB Power (VBUS): This is the voltage supply off USB connector, nominally 4.5-5.2V.

Analog Inputs

The 8 available analog inputs can be configured to generate 8, 10 or 12-bit data (or 14-bits with over-sampling), at speeds up to 200kHz (depending on the bit-width of the values generated), based on either an internal 0.6V reference or the external supply.

The following default values are used:

  • Default voltage range: 0-3.6V (uses the internal 0.6V reference with 1/6 gain)
  • Default resolution: 10-bit (0..4095)
Unlike digital functions, which can be remapped to any GPIO/digital pin, the ADC functionality is tied to specified pins, labelled as A* in the image above (A0, A1, etc.).

PWM Outputs

Any GPIO pin can be configured as a PWM output, using the dedicated PWM block.

Three PWM modules can provide up to 12 PWM channels with individual frequency control in groups of up to four channels.

Please note that DMA based PWM output is still a work in progress in the initial release of the nR52 BSP, and further improvements are planned here.

I2C Pins

I2C pins on the nRF52832 require external pullup resistors to function, which are not present on the Adafruit nRF52 Feather by default. You will need to supply external pullups to use these. All Adafruit I2C breakouts have appropriate pullups on them already, so this normally won't be an issue for you.

Last updated on 2017-09-08 at 11.50.03 AM Published on 2017-08-18 at 03.37.04 PM