The development kit provides a working reference design for software development of single-mode Bluetooth low energy (BLE) applications based on the CC2541. The included "keyfob" board operates as a BLE peripheral device, and contains modifiable software that can be tailored towards different applications. Using BTool (Windows PC application) along with the included CC2540 USB Dongle, the BLE stack can be tested and verified while developing custom applications.
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.
- 2.4-GHz Bluetooth low energy Systems
- Mobile Phone Accessories
- Sports and Leisure Equipment
- Consumer Electronics
- Human Interface Devices (Keyboard, Mouse, Remote Control)
- USB Dongles
- Health Care and Medical
- 1 x CC2540 USB Dongle:
- This is the device that will be acting as the BLE Master.
- It connects to a Windows PC’s USB port, and is pre-loaded with the master demo application software.
- 1 x CC2541 Keyfob:
- This is the device that will be acting as the BLE Slave.
- The keyfob can be mounted inside the included plastic enclosure.
- It operates on a single CR2032 coin cell battery, and contains a two-colored LED, a buzzer, an accelerometer, and two buttons.
- 1 x CC Debugger with accessories:
- This is used to flash the software onto both the USB dongle as well as the keyfob.
- It can also be used for debugging software using IAR Embedded Workbench.
- CC2540 USB dongle
- CC2541 Keyfob board
- Keyfob plastic case
- CC Debugger with cables
- CR2032 Battery