SaBLE-x-R2

Recommended for New Design (RND)

Overview

SaBLE-x-R2 is a certified Bluetooth® low energy module built to deliver unmatched RF and power performance. The SaBLE-x-R2 builds on the field-proven hardware of the SaBLE-x to provide a simple, easy upgrade path for Bluetooth 5 connectivity. Built to remove complexity and accelerate development time, the module is pin-to-pin compatible with the original SaBLE-x hardware, which means upgrading to R2 does not require any PCB, footprint, or hardware changes in any existing SaBLE-x board layout.

Note: The SaBLE-x-R2 is a hardware-only offering and does not include software by Laird / LSR, 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 at http://www.ti.com/tool/simplelink-cc2640r2-sdk. See Getting Started with the SaBle-X-R2 for more information. 

Based on the new TI SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® Smart CC2640R2F wireless microcontroller (MCU), this self-contained SaBLE-x-R2 module provides unmatched integration, including an ARM Cortex-M3 application processor and an ARM Cortex-M0 dedicated for the RF core, dedicated Sensor Processor Engine for low power operation, greater FLASH memory available for user application development compared to prior silicon variant, and both high- and low-speed clocks.

Specifications

Antenna Options
Integrated or External via Trace Pad
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth 5 and 4.1 certified
Certifications
FCC, IC, ETSI, Giteki, RCM, SIG
Chipset
TI CC2640-F128
Dimension (Height - mm)
11.6 mm
Dimension (Height - mm)
2.3 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
17.9 mm
Interfaces
Highly-configurable I/O that supports all common peripherals (UART, SPI, I2C, PWM, ADC, etc.)
Interfaces
Highly-configurable I/O that supports all common peripherals (UART, SPI, I2C, PWM, ADC, etc.)
Memory
128 kB FLASH and 20 kB SRAM on-module
Operating Temp - Max (°C)
+85 °C
Operating Temp - Min (°C)
-40 °C
Output Power
+5 dBm
Power Consumption
< 10 uA for 1 second BLE connection interval
Processor On Board
Cortex M3
Receive Sensitivity
-96 dBm at 0.1% BER
Voltage
1.8 V to 3.8 V
Description
450-0119C SaBLE-x, PCB Trace Antenna, CT
Description
450-0119R SaBLE-x, PCB Trace Antenna, TR
Description Development Kit Contents
450-0141 SaBLE-x Development Kit 2 SaBLE-x Dev Boards, TI EM Adapter, Arduino Adapter, Micro USB Cable, and Coin Cell Batteries (2)
Description
450-0144C SaBLE-x, EXT Antenna Port, CT
Description
450-0144R SaBLE-x, EXT Antenna Port, TR
Description
450-0177C SaBLE-x-R2 with PCB Trace Antenna, CT
Description
450-0177R SaBLE-x-R2 with PCB Trace Antenna, TR
Description
450-0178C SaBLE-x-R2 with External Antenna Port, CT
Description
450-0178R SaBLE-x-R2 with External Antenna Port, TR
Description Development Kit Contents
450-0150 SaBLE-x Evaluation Kit 1 SaBLE-x Dev Board, Micro USB Cable, and Coin Cell Battery
Description Development Kit Contents
450-0151 SaBLE-x Evaluation Kit with Antennas 1 SaBLE-x Dev Board (with U.FL external antenna port), 2.4 GHz Dipole antenna, 2.4 GHz FlexPIFA antenna, U.FL to SMA cable, Micro-USB cable and coin-cell battery
Description Development Kit Contents
450-0184 SaBLE-x-R2 Development Kit with PCB Trace Antenna 6 ft. micro USB cable, TI EM adapter, Arduino adapter
Description Development Kit Contents
450-0185 SaBLE-x-R2 Development Kit with External Antenna Port 6 ft. micro USB cable, TI EM adapter, Arduino adapter, Cable u.FL to SMA Bulkhead, 2.4 GHz dipole, FlexPIFA antenna

Certified Antennas

  • 2.4 GHz Dipole RF Antenna

    001-0001

    2.4 GHz Dipole RF Antennas
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  • 2.4 GHz Dipole RF Antenna

    001-0010

    2.4 GHz Dipole RF Antennas
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  • FlexPIFA Antenna

    001-0014

    FlexPIFA Flexible Adhesive-Backed PIFA Antennas

    FlexPIFA antenna with U.FL connector

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  • mFlexPIFA Antenna

    001-0030

    mFlexPIFA Flexible Adhesive-Backed PIFA Antennas
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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
SaBLE-x-R2 Development Board User Guide All Documentation 01-23-19
SaBLE-x Simple Advertiser Firmware All Software 03-29-19
Bluetooth Eval Tool All Software 03-29-19
Giteki Grant All Certification 03-28-19
3D Models CAD Downloads (450-0141/00151) All Technical Drawings 03-28-19
Porting Instructions for TI BLE Stack All Instructional 04-03-19
Xamarin ModuleLink Source Code All Software 05-01-19
FCC Test Report All Certification 03-28-19
Dev. Board CAD Download (4-29-15) (940-0096 & 940-0129) All Technical Drawings 03-28-19
Application Guide All Application Note 03-28-19
Serial to BLE Central Firmware All Software 03-29-19
SaBLE-x Manufacturing Firmware All Software 03-29-19
IC Certificate All Certification 03-28-19
SCH/PCB Models CAD Download (450-0119/114) All Technical Drawings 03-28-19
LSR Developer Tool Suite All Software 03-29-19
Giteki Test Report All Certification 03-28-19
Product Life Cycle Policy All Quality and Environmental 03-29-19
Sable-x-R2 Datasheet All Datasheet 03-28-19
Serial to BLE Peripheral Firmware All Software 03-29-19
SaBLE-x-R2 Manufacturing Firmware (SaBLE-x-R2 ONLY) All Software 03-29-19
RCM Test Report All Certification 03-28-19
Development Board Safety Checklist All Documentation 03-28-19
Project for ST Nucleo-L152RE Board Host Example All Software 03-29-19
IC Test Report All Certification 03-28-19
CE Test Report All Certification 03-28-19
Sable-x-R2 Product Brief All Brochure 03-28-19
SaBLE-x Development Guide All Instructional 04-02-19
SaBLE-x Dev Board Firmware for ModuleLink All Software 03-29-19
SaBLE-x-R2 Development Board Declaration of Conformity All Certification 03-28-19
Development Board User Guide All Instructional 03-28-19
Project for TI MSP430F5438 Experimenter Board Host Example All Software 03-29-19
SaBLE-x-R2 Declaration of Conformity All Certification 03-28-19
FCC Certificate All Certification 03-28-19
Safety Checklist All Documentation 03-28-19
Getting Started with SaBLE-x All Instructional 04-03-19
SaBLE-x-R2 Dev Board Firmware for ModuleLink (SaBLE-x-R2 ONLY) All Software 03-29-19
Declaration of Conformity - Adapter Boards All Certification 03-28-19
Dev Boards CAD 3D Models All Technical Drawings 03-28-19

FAQ

Can TI's 2.2 stack be used with the SaBLE-x?

Question: I have a working project on a custom board that contains the SaBLE-x chip. The software used TI's 2.1 stack. Now, we need to support BLE 4.2 protocol so the question is: Can TI's 2.2 stack be used with the SaBLE-x. If yes, do you have any instructions?

Answer: Please refer to the following resources.

http://focus.ti.com/download/freetools/release_notes_BLE_Stack_2_2_1.html

https://e2e.ti.com/support/wireless_connectivity/bluetooth_low_energy/f/538/p/536980/1955602  

 

I am writing my own firmware on the SaBLE-x Module. Can I use DIO_1 and DIO_0 as UART interface or these pins are only for the bootloader?

Yes, you can use these as a UART.

I am writing my own firmware on the SaBLE-x Module. What debugger do I need?

I am writing my own firmware on the SaBLE-x Module. Where do I get the BLE Stack?

The firmware is available from TI at the following link: http://www.ti.com/tool/ble-stack

Is BT 5.0 extended range feature related to higher power on newer modules like BL654, Sable X-R2?

Actually the extended range is achieved with slower transmission bit rate which let the radio emissions can be correctly received at a longer range. This data rate is reduced.

What IO from the CC2640 are exposed on the SaBLE-x Module?

All the CC2640 IO are exposed on the Module.

What version of the CC26xx does the SaBLE-x Module have?

The SaBLE-x module contains the CC2640 5x5 RHB package.

Where can I find the source code for the ModuleLink Application for Android/iOS?

Q: I'm developing a BLE connectivity solution for a specialized device that needs to be operated via smartphone (iPhone and Android) using the BL652 module.  I am working with the programmer on the smartphone application side. Where can I find the source code for the ModuleLink Application for Android/iOS to accelerate the development progress?

A: The Xamarin ModuleLink Source Code for the ModuleLink application, can be downloaded from the product page of our SaBLE-x module, which also uses the ModuleLink application.

Where can I get more information on the CC2640?