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.

Laird's Evaluation Kit for SaBLE-x-R2 Bluetooth low energy 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.

For SaBLE-x-R2 modules, along with the Development Kit hardware, BLE developers can utilize LSR's Developer Tool Suite software. This suite of developer tools simplifies the work to integrate the SaBLE-x-R2 module with your host MCU through LSR's exclusive Serial-to-BLE API and Source Code, along with Boot Loader. Furthermore, the companion mobile app, ModuleLink for BLE, works seamlessly with the SaBLE-x-R2 Dev Board so you can range-test and test communications with any iOS or Android device.


  • On-Board 3-Axis Accelerometer, Temperature, and Ambient Light Sensors
  • 3 Push Buttons for Input
  • 6 LED Indicators
  • External Memory: 4 MBit CMOS Serial Flash Memory with SPI interface to the SaBLE-x-R2 Module
  • Antenna: Either module's trace antenna or u.FL connector on Dev Board for external antenna
  • Power: On-board Coin Cell battery, USB cable, or external power
  • Pin-Outs to support both Arduino & TI Adapter Boards (included in Dev Kit)


Related Products

Recently Viewed Products

Last updated: 23 May 2018