RN-42 Class 2 Bluetooth Module

RN-42 Class 2 Bluetooth Module

Microchip's RN-42 is a small-form-factor, low-power, class 2 Bluetooth radio for designers who want to add wireless capability to their products. The RN-42 supports multiple-interface protocols, is simple to design in, and is fully-certified, making it a complete embedded Bluetooth solution. The RN-42 is functionally compatible with the RN-41. With its high-performance PCB trace antenna and support for Bluetooth EDR, the RN-42 delivers up to 3 Mbps data rate for distances up to 20 M. The RN-42 is available without antenna (RN-42N). This is useful when the application requires an external antenna. The RN-42N is form, function, and pin compatible with the RN42.

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  • Fully-certified Class 2 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR module
  • Onboard embedded Bluetooth stack (no host processor required)
  • UART (SPP or HCI) and USB (HCI only) data connection hardware interfaces
  • Supports Bluetooth data link to iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch
  • Supports HID profile for making accessories such as keyboards, mouse, and pointing devices
  • Programmable low-power modes
  • Secure communications, 128-bit encryption
  • Error correction for guaranteed packet delivery
  • UART local and over-the-air RF configuration
  • Auto-discovery / pairing requires no software configuration (instant cable replacement)
  • Castellated SMT pads for easy and reliable PCB mounting
  • The standard part number (RN42-I/RM) supports SPP and DUN profiles
  • Cable replacement
  • Barcode scanners / readers

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