nRF24L01+ Transceiver Hookup Guide

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Introduction

These breakout boards provide SPI access to the nRF24L01+ transceiver module from Nordic Semiconductor. The transceiver operates at 2.4 GHz and with power supplies 3.3V-5V. It has 250kbps, 1Mbps and 2Mbps on-air data-rate options and is applicable for low-power applications. The breakout boards are available with an on-board antenna or an option to add an external antenna to the RP-SMA connector.

SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - nRF24L01+

SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - nRF24L01+

WRL-00691
$20.95
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SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - nRF24L01+ (RP-SMA)

SparkFun Transceiver Breakout - nRF24L01+ (RP-SMA)

WRL-00705
$22.95
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Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, we recommend you have access to the following materials. You may not need everything, depending on what you already have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

Suggested Reading

If you aren't familiar with the following concepts, we recommend reviewing them before beginning to work with the nRF24L01+ Breakouts.

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)

SPI is commonly used to connect microcontrollers to peripherals such as sensors, shift registers, and SD cards.

How to Power a Project

A tutorial to help figure out the power requirements of your project.

Installing Arduino IDE

A step-by-step guide to installing and testing the Arduino software on Windows, Mac, and Linux.