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    • CC2540 USB Evaluation Module Kit based on CC2540 Bluetooth low energy USB Dongle
    • CC2540 USB Evaluation Module Kit based on CC2540 Bluetooth low energy USB Dongle
    • CC2540 USB Evaluation Module Kit based on CC2540 Bluetooth low energy USB Dongle


    The CC2540 USB Evaluation Module Kit contains one CC2540 Bluetooth low energy USB Dongle. The dongle can be used to enable Bluetooth low energy on your PC. It can also be used as a packet sniffer for analyzing the BLE protocol and for software and system level debugging (use the free tool SmartRF Packet Sniffer). The dongle comes preprogrammed as a packet sniffer.

    To program and debug software running on the dongle, you need the CC Debugger (not included in the kit).

    The CC2540 is a cost-effective, low-power, true system-on-chip (SoC) for Bluetooth low energy applications. It enables robust BLE master or slave nodes to be built with very low total bill-of-material costs. The CC2540 combines an excellent RF transceiver with an industry-standard enhanced 8051 MCU, in-system programmable flash memory, 8-KB RAM, and many other powerful supporting features and peripherals. The CC2540 is suitable for systems where very low power consumption is required. Very low-power sleep modes are available. Short transition times between operating modes further enable low power consumption.

    Key Applications: USB and Bluetooth low energy applications.


    • True Single-Chip BLE Solution: CC2540 Can Run Both Application and BLE Protocol
      Stack, Includes Peripherals to Interface With Wide Range of Sensors, Etc.
    • RF
      • Bluetooth low energy technology Compatible
      • Excellent Link Budget (up to 97 dB), Enabling Long-Range
        Applications Without External Front End
      • Accurate Digital Received Signal-Strength Indicator (RSSI)
      • Suitable for Systems Targeting Compliance With Worldwide
        Radio Frequency Regulations: ETSI EN 300 328 and
        EN 300 440 Class 2 (Europe), FCC CFR47
        Part 15 (US), and ARIB STD-T66 (Japan)
    • Layout
      • Few External Components
      • Reference Design Provided
      • 6-mm × 6-mm QFN40 Package
    • Low Power
      • Active Mode RX Down to 19.6 mA
      • Active Mode TX (–6 dBm): 24 mA
      • Power Mode 1 (3-µs Wake-Up): 235 µA
      • Power Mode 2 (Sleep Timer On): 0.9 µA
      • Power Mode 3 (External Interrupts): 0.4 µA
      • Wide Supply Voltage Range (2 V–3.6 V)
      • Full RAM and Register Retention in All Power Modes
    • TPS62730 Compatible
    • Low Power in Active Mode
      • RX Down to 15.8 mA (3 V Supply)
      • TX (-6 dBm): 18.6 mA (3 V Supply)
    • Microcontroller
      • High-Performance and Low-Power 8051 Microcontroller Core
      • In-System-Programmable Flash, 128 KB or 256 KB
      • 8-KB SRAM
    • Peripherals
      • 12-Bit ADC with Eight Channels and Configurable Resolution
      • Integrated High-Performance Op-Amp and Ultralow-Power Comparator
      • General-Purpose Timers (One 16-Bit, Two 8-Bit)
      • 21 General-Purpose I/O Pins (19× 4 mA, 2× 20 mA)
      • 32-kHz Sleep Timer With Capture
      • Two Powerful USARTs With Support for Several Serial Protocols
      • Full-Speed USB Interface
      • IR Generation Circuitry
      • Powerful Five-Channel DMA
      • AES Security Coprocessor
      • Battery Monitor and Temperature Sensor
      • Each CC2540 Contains a Unique 48-bit IEEE Address

    Ships With

    • 1 x CC2540 USB Dongle
    • Quick Start Guide

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