SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin Release Notes

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The SimpleLink™ SDK BLE Plugin is a companion software package that enables the use of a Bluetooth radio on any standard MSP432P4 platform, MSP432E4 or CC32XX platform, and enables this two-chip solution to act as either a GAP Peripheral role or a GAP Central role. By having the ability to seamlessly and modularly add Bluetooth functionality (more specifically Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE) to an embedded system, a programmer can enable their embedded device to become a gateway to various IOT infrastructures.

For examples demonstrating the two-chip solution in a peripheral role, the plugin leverages the use of the TI Simple Application Processor (SAP) driver connected to a CC26xx Simple Network Processor (SNP) to provide a highly customizable hardware configuration. For software connectivity between the SAP and the SNP, an architecture agnostic HAL/Drivers layer is used to promote software portability and maximize collateral reuse.

For examples demonstrating the two-chip solution in a central role, communication between the NWP and the Host occurs through a UART serial interface using the Host Controller Interface (HCI) protocol. TI Vendor Specific HCI commands and a limited subset of Bluetooth LE HCI commands/events to implement a Bluetooth application. By using TI Vendor Specific commands and events, the application can communicate with and access the BLE stack.

This is version 3.20.00.xx of the SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin.

This plugin was verified against v3_20_00_xx of the MSP432P4, MSP432E4, and CC32XX SDKs.


Please refer to the User’s Guide for in-depth documentation on the SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin

What’s New (3.20.00.xx) - 7/31/2019

Upgrade and Compatibility Information

This is a maintenance release and upgrading from the previous version of the SDK plugin is as easy as installing the new instance of the plugin.

Host Support


This release requires the following other software components and tools.

Device Support

Known Issues


This product’s version follows a version format,, where M is a single digit Major number, mm is 2 digit minor number, pp is a 2 digit patch number, and b is an unrestricted set of digits used as an incrementing build counter.

Prior Release Changes

v2.20.01.xx - 6/12/2018

v1.40.00.42 - 4/2/2018

v1.30.01.42 - 2/6/2018

v1.30.00.42 - 1/31/2018

v1.25.00.42 - 12/15/2017

v1.20.00.42 - 8/1/2017

v1.10.00.42 - 1/12/2017

v1.00.00.84 - 1/12/2017

v1.00.00.81 - 1/3/2017

v1.00.00.80 - 12/30/2016 - General Availability Release

v1.00.00.48 - 10/17/2016 - Beta Release

Technical Support and Product Updates