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bluetooth logoMicrochip delivers the industry’s broadest range of Bluetooth certified solutions for your embedded design. All silicon, modules and software carry the Bluetooth.org Qualified Design Identification (QDID) to ensure compatibility of your connected solution. Microchip's highly-integrated module solutions are self-contained, low-power, and fully-certified for designers seeking to develop wearable or IoT devices without any Bluetooth Low Energy IP Stack or RF experience.

Ultra-Low Power

Microchip's BLE SoC and MCUs are optimized for battery-powered applications with a wide 1.8V to 4.3V voltage range and sub-1µA sleep current and sub-3mA / 4mA TX/RX current (@3.6V, 0dBm Pout). This results in ultra-low-power BLE advertising and connection events, with the industry’s lowest electric charge drawn from the battery for each event. This extends battery life by 2 to 4x compared to existing BLE solutions.
Ultra-Low-Power
Ultra-Small-Form-Factor

Ultra-Small Form Factor

Microchip's BLE SoC, MCU and modules are highly integrated and require few to no external components. Microchip offers the smallest BLE 4.1 SoC available in the market, measuring only 2.26 x 2.14 mm.

Target Applications

  • Battery-powered sensor devices
  • Wearables
  • Smart appliances
  • Health and fitness trackers
  • Home automation
  • Consumer electronics
  • Retail beacons
  • Asset tracking devices

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Bluetooth Development Tools

Start adding Bluetooth connectivity to your application today. Microchip has a plug-and-play development tool for each of its Bluetooth modules and silicon products to help you create prototypes quickly and easily.

See below for a list of our latest Evaluation Kits and Reference Designs. Click the red button for a complete list of Bluetooth Development Tools.

Evaluation Kits
Development and Evaluation Boards

ATBTLC1000-XPRO-ADPT – Adapter board for the ATBTLC1000-XPRO expansion board

BTLC1000 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit – The BTLC1000 Xplained Pro extension evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATBTLC1000-MR110CA BLE module. The XPro extension can be plugged into any of the supported host MCU Xplained Pro evaluation boards to quickly add Bluetooth Smart connectivity to the existing host MCU platform.

BTLC1000 Xplained Pro Starter Kit – The BTLC1000 Xplained Starter Kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATBTLC1000-MR110CA module with the SAML21 Xplained Pro host MCU evaluation board. The Xplained Pro extension plugs into the SAML21 Xplained Pro evaluation board to quickly add Bluetooth Smart connectivity

SAM B11 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit- The SAMB11 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATSAMB11-MR510CA module for a complete Bluetooth Smart application on a ARM® Cortex® M0 MCU

 
Reference Design
Starter Kits

Ultra Low-Power Connected Demonstrator, featuring SAML21 & BTLC1000 – IoT application areas of Wearable, Smart Tag and Sensor Automation.

 

Bluetooth Low Energy

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
RN4020
1.23 RN4020-V/RM123 9/1/2015 Latest Production Release Notes
RN4870
1.18 RN4870-V/RM118 6/22/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
RN4871
1.18 RN4871-V/RM118 6/22/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
Legacy Firmware

Bluetooth Low Energy - Legacy

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
RN4020
RN4020 1.10 RN4020-V/RM 01/01/2017 Available User Guide
 

Bluetooth Dual Mode

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
RN4678
RN4678 1.00 RN4678-I/RM100 07/01/2014 Available User Guide
RN4677
RN4677 1.11 RN4677-I/RM111 12/13/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
Legacy Firmware

Bluetooth Dual Mode - Legacy

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
RN4677
1.00 RN4677-I/RM100 5/15/2015 Available User Guide
 

Bluetooth Classic

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
6.30 RN41-I/RM630 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
6.30 RN42-I/RM630 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
Legacy Firmware

Bluetooth Classic - Legacy

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
6.15 RN41-I/RM 06/01/2016 Available Release Notes
6.15 RN41N-I/RM 06/01/2016 Available Release Notes
6.15 RN42-I/RM 06/01/2016 Available Release Notes
6.15 RN42N-I/RM 06/01/2016 Available Release Notes
6.15 RN42HID-I/RM 06/01/2016 Available Release Notes
6.15 RN42NHID-I/RM 06/01/2016 Available Release Notes
N/A RN41HCI-I/RM 5/1/2013 Available HCI over UART
N/A RN42HCI-I/RM 5/1/2013 Available HCI over UART
N/A RN42NHCI-I/RM 5/1/2013 Available HCI over UART
N/A RN41U-I/RM 5/1/2013 Available HCI over USB
N/A RN42U-I/RM 5/1/2013 Available HCI over USB
N/A RN42NU-I/RM 5/1/2013 Available HCI over USB
 

Bluetooth Classic - iAP

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
5.50 RN41APL-I/RM550 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.50 RN41NAPL-I/RM550 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.50 RN42APL-I/RM550 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.50 RN42NAPL-I/RM550 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.50 RN41APL-IRM 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.50 RN41NAPL-I/RM 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.50 RN42APL-I/RM 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.50 RN42NAPL-I/RM 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes

Bluetooth Audio

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
1.16 RN52-I/RM116 8/29/2014 Latest Production Release Notes
Legacy Firmware

Bluetooth Audio - Legacy

Firmware Version Ordering Part Number Release Date Status Firmware Information
1.10 RN52-I/RM 04/01/2013 Available User Guide
 

Bluetooth® Video Channel