CC256x Bluetooth® Reference Design


Design files


This CC256x Bluetooth® evaluation module reference design is an RF reference design with antenna which can be easily connected to many Microcontroller Units (MCUs), such as TI's MSP430 or Tiva C series MCUs. The reference design can be copied into your board, allowing for a cost-effective design with reduced time to market. This Bluetooth design is supported by an orderable evaluation module, royalty free software and documentation, test and certification tips, and community support resources. Visit our wiki for more information.

  • Flexible solution for broad market
  • Bluetooth & Bluetooth low energy in single solution for use with all phones/tablets
  • Royalty-free software for TI MCUs
  • Low cost solution to add Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy to any application
  • Best-in-class performance for longer range
  • Based on 7th Generation Bluetooth technology
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

Design files & products

Design files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process.

TIDC065.ZIP (2429 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR111.PDF (241 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR112.PDF (157 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

SWRC308A.ZIP (11825 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Wi-Fi products

CC2560Bluetooth® 4.0 with enhanced data rate (EDR)

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Wi-Fi products

CC2564Bluetooth® 4.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR), Low Energy (LE) and ANT

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Wi-Fi products

CC2564MODABluetooth® 4.1 with Basic Rate, enhanced data rate, Low Energy (LE) module with integrated antenna

Data sheet: PDF
Wi-Fi products

CC2564MODNBluetooth® 4.1 with Basic Rate (BR), Enhanced Data Rate (EDR), Low Energy (LE) module

Data sheet: PDF

Technical documentation

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Application note CC256XQFN PCB Guidelines (Rev. B) Oct. 28, 2016
User guide CC256xEM Bluetooth Adapter Kit User Guide May 19, 2015

Related design resources

Hardware development

CC2564MODNEM Dual-mode Bluetooth® CC2564 module evaluation board CC256XQFNEM Dual-mode Bluetooth® CC2564 evaluation board

Software development

TIBLUETOOTHSTACK-SDK TI Dual-Mode Bluetooth® Stack
CC256XM4BTBLESW TI dual-mode Bluetooth® stack on TM4C MCUs CC256XMSPBTBLESW TI Dual-mode Bluetooth® stack on MSP430™ MCUs

Design tools & simulation

SWRC256 CC256x Bluetooth Hardware Evaluation Tool

Support & training

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