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CC256x Audio Sink Quick Start User Guide

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This page will help you quickly get started on CC256x Audio Sink demo and make this a smooth out-of-the-box experience to evaluate the audio features of the CC256x Bluetooth device using the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile.

NoteNote: This demo utilizes new audio features of the CC256xB dual mode Bluetooth controller, a new ROM spin of the CC256xA device. Apart from device label, you can verify the correct part number by making sure the LMP subversion for CC256xB is 0x1B90(instead of 0x1B0F for CC256xA) by issuing the HCI_Read_Local_Version_Information standard HCI command before loading the Service Pack.


FCC/IC Regulatory Compliance
FCC Part 15 Class A Compliant
IC ICES-003 Class A Compliant

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Kit Contents

  • 1x Audio kit with jumpers populated
  • Quick Start Guide

Speaker should be purchased separately. Recommended speaker can be purchased online here.

This audio sink board has an integrated PCB antenna.

Note: For downloading the sample demo to the EVM, you require MSP430 USB Debugging Interface. This needs to be purchased separately.

Out of the box demo

Please refer to Audio Sink User Guide Out of the box demo

Software Update

The A3DP software can be downloaded from here.

To use the CC256XB module, the patch CC256XB.h has to be included. "__SUPPORT_CC256XB_PATCH__" should already be defined in the preprocessor definitions. This will make sure that the CC256XB patch is loaded and the CC256XB module can be used without issues.


There are basically two ways to program the board. You can flash the board with the binary or compile and download the source code to the board.


The binary can be in various format. For IAR binaries, it is in .d43 file format.

  1. After getting the binary, use the FET programmer to program the board using the 14-pin JTAG interface. There should be only one way to plug it in.


The project file contains the source code. For now, only IAR is supported. Simply compile and download the code to the board after opening the project file.

Terms and Conditions


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