SaBLE-x-R2 - Bluetooth 5 Low Energy Module

2.4 GHz Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (BLE) module.

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.

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.

Key features:

  • Industry's first certified Bluetooth 5 module based on TI CC2640R2F
  • Features both an ARM Cortex-M3 processor for host applications and an ARM Cortex-M0 dedicated for the RF core
  • Features increased availability to on-module FLASH memory than previous variant for user application development
  • Dedicated Sensor Processor for even lower power operation
  • Integrated FLASH memory, BLE stack, and high- and low-speed clocks
  • Multiple certified antenna options
  • Trace, Dipole, FlexPIFA™, and FlexNotch
  • In-house certification of additional antennas at little or no cost
  • Develop applications with Bluetooth 5 functionality utilizing TI's robust Software Development Kit (SDK)

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.

  • Size: 11.6 mm x 17.9 mm x 2.3 mm
  • On-Module Integration: Integrated ARM Cortex-M3 MCU, dedicated Cortex-M0 MCU for RF core, and dedicated Sensor Processor Engine
  • Hardware Interfaces: Highly-configurable I/O that supports all common peripherals (UART, SPI, I2C, PWM, ADC, etc.)
  • Industrial Temp Range: -40 to +85 °C
  • Memory: 128 kB FLASH and 20 kB SRAM on-module
  • Operating Voltage: 1.8 V to 3.8 V
  • Output Power: +5 dBm
  • Receive Sensitivity: -96 dBm at 0.1% BER
  • Average Power Consumption: < 10 uA for 1 second BLE connection interval
  • Standards Support: Bluetooth 5 pending for SaBLE-x-R2 and 4.1 certified for SaBLE-x
  • Certifications: FCC, IC, ETSI, Giteki, RCM, SIG (All pending for SaBLE-x-R2)
Part No.
Pack Sizes
SaBLE-x-R2 module, PCB trace antenna
Cut tape
450-0177R SaBLE-x-R2 module, PCB trace antenna Reel of 1k modules
450-0178C SaBLE-x-R2 module, external antenna port Cut tape
450-0178R SaBLE-x-R2 module, external antenna port Reel of 1k modules
Support Tools
450-0184 LSR dev kit for SaBLE-x-R2 module, PCB trace antenna. Kit contains: Dev board, 6' micro USB cable, TI EM adapter, Arduino adapter, U.FL to SMA bulkhead cable.
450-0185 LSR dev kit for SaBLE-x-R2 module, external antenna port. Kit contains: Dev board, 6' micro USB cable, TI EM adapter, Arduino adapter, U.FL - SMA bulkhead cable, 2.4GHz dipole, FlexPIFA antenna.

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Last updated: 3 May 2017