SaBLE-x-R2 Development Kits

Simplify your Upgrade to Bluetooth 5

With up to 4x the range, 2x the speed, and 8x the broadcasting message capacity, Bluetooth 5 has a lot to offer developers, especially those looking to design for the Internet of Things (IoT). Laird’s SaBLE-x-R2 is a hardware drop-in replacement for the current SaBLE-x module (based on TI’s CC2640 chipset), which provides a simple, easy upgrade path for Bluetooth 5 connectivity.

Secure, Efficient, and Optimized

  • Designed for use with TI’s BLE stack/SDK for end user application software development. Learn more here.
  • Pin-to-pin compatible with the original SaBLE-x hardware
  • Upgrading to the SaBLE-x-R2 does not require any PCB, footprint, or hardware changes in any existing SaBLE-x board layout
  • Powered by TI’s innovative chipset technology, the SaBLE-xR2 offers superior RF performance ideal for IoT applications
  • Designed to easiliy support complex and sophisticated user applications
  • BLE controller and host libraries are embedded in ROM and run partly on an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, improving overall system performance and power consumption and freeing up significant amounts of flash memory for the user’s application which is crucial for next generation designs.



Deliver Your Wireless Innovations to the Real World

Remote Health Monitoring

The SaBLE-x-R2 is ideal for remote health monitoring. Its rock-solid security combined with efficient power management means it can transmit more patient information and vitals securely to a doctor or emergency service while using less battery power.

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Home Automation

Sensor data can provide deep insights needed to maintain energy efficiency and productivity within the home. Monitor and control room temperatures, energy usage, door locks and lights remotely.

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Remote Security Monitoring

The SaBLE-x-R2 excels with home security devices like door, window and air-quality sensors. A home security system powered by the SaBLE-x-R2 can broadcast its status regularly to a monitoring base. As many as eight peripherals can be connected to the system via Bluetooth Low Energy, creating a hub of smart BLE home sensors.

BL654 Applications - Security

Connected Appliances

Securely and remotely take control over household appliances like refrigerators, dish washers, coffer makers and more. Monitor and automatically get notified about food stock levels, energy usage and dishwasher status to create a more productive lifestyle.

BL654 Applications - Appliances

Make Wireless Easy to Deploy

Greater Flexibility to Meet the Challenges of Wireless Design

Wi-Fi + BLE has a lot to offer to developers: Coupling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology together in one solution makes the end device more efficient and accessible to consumers. Unfortunately, if you have little or no experience programing either technology, the barrier to entry for design can be expensive and lengthen your development time in a landscape where speed to market is key. That’s why developers choose Laird.

We ensure that our customers can maintain focus on the elements of their unique product’s value that will win them customers and drive revenue, freeing them from the headaches of wireless design and certification that can slow down their product development process. Our team understands what it takes to bring winning products to market, providing customers with outstanding documentation resources, development tools, technical support, and extensive product implementation support.

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Bluetooth 5 Connectivity

With up to 4x the range, 2x the speed, and 8x the broadcasting message capacity, Bluetooth 5 has a lot to offer developers. The SaBLE-x-R2 fully supports all three topline Bluetooth 5 features with support for TI SDK 5 releases including, LE Long Range, LE 2MBps PHY, and Extended Broadcast Message Capacity.

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Industrial Temp-Rated Hardware

Industrial environments introduce a host of challenges for wireless solutions including extreme temperatures and humidity. Laird’s SaBLE-x-R2 can operate in industrial temperatures ranging from -40° to +85° C, ensuring reliable connectivity in harsh operating environments.

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On-Site EMC Testing and Certifications

EMC testing and certifications can increase development time and expenses. Our test engineers work with you to ensure that from start to finish, we provide you with the perfect combination of expertise and equipment to bring your wireless concept to market quickly.

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What's in the Box

With the SaBLE-x-R2, development is fast and easy. The SaBLE-x-R2 is a hardware-only offering and does not include software by Laird, other than an initial sample application and supporting mobile app (ModuleLink) for validating the SaBLE-x-R2 development board. The SaBLE-x-R2 hardware is fully supported with TI’s BLE stack, freely available for SaBLE-x-R2 customers.

Laird’s Development Kit for SaBLE-x-R2 BLE modules will provide you with a fast out-of-the-box experience with all the hardware you need, including adapter boards for development with TI or Arduino platforms.

  • 1. SaBLE-x-R2 Development Board
  • 2. Coin Cell Battery
  • 3. USB Cable
  • 4. FlexPIFA Antenna
  • 5. Dipole Antenna

3 Steps to Getting Started with your SaBLE-x-R2 Kit

  1. Order the SaBLE-x-R2 Development Kit from any of our distribution partners
  2. Check our the Online Getting Started Guide
  3. Download our easy-to-follow documentation SaBLE-x-R2 Development Board User Guide

Partner with Laird to Achieve Your IoT Innovation

Laird's proven history of over 20 years as a comprehensive provider of product and services for wireless product development is a guarantee behind every Sterling-LWB dev kit, providing ease of mind as well as extensive design support throughout the entirety of your product development efforts. If additional design work is required, LSR's Design Services team, now a part of Laird, can provide additional customization and development for BLE projects.

When your project is nearing the finish line, Laird can also provide EMC testing and certification services to help get your product out the door faster, utilizing our state of the art test chambers and experienced personnel. We are dedicated to supporting your project from the earliest planning phase all the way through release and beyond.