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RN171

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Important Note: 

Firmware version 4.81 is the latest production firmware version available for the RN171.  To receive the latest firmware version 4.81, please order part number RN171-I/RM481.


For more information about firmware version 4.81, please see the Release Notes.

The RN171 is a small form factor, ultra-low power embedded TCP/IP module measuring only 27 x 18 x 3.1 mm. The RN171, like the RN131, is a full-featured 802.11 b/g surface mount module.  Due to its small form factor and extremely low power consumption, it is perfect for mobile wireless applications such as asset monitoring, sensors, and portable battery operated devices. 

For quickly and easily evaluating the RN171 module, Microchip offers the RN-171-EK, a compact, battery and USB-powered kit with push buttons for SoftAP and WPS mode.

For the latest firmware details and corresponding part numbers, please visit: www.microchip.com/wirelessfirmware


 

    Features

        • Ultra-low power for battery powered applications
        • Firmware configurable transmit power: 0dBm to +12dBm
        • Hardware interfaces: UART and SPI Slave
        • Supports SoftAP and infrastructure networking modes
        • RF pad for external antenna
        • User programmable GPIO & ADCs
        • Real-time clock for time-stamping, auto-sleep, and auto-wakeup modes
        • Run directly from batteries or regulated power supplies
        • Configuration over serial or wireless interface using simple ASCII commands
        • Over the air firmware upgrade
        • Secure Wi-Fi authentication schemes (WEP/WPA/WPA2)
        • Full onboard TCP/IP stack (no external drivers required)
        Parameter Name
        Value
        Type
        Wi-Fi Module
        Output Power (dBm)
        12 dBm
        Host Interface
        UART
        Pin Count
        49
        Package
        Surface mount module
        IO Pins
        14
        RF Module
        Yes
        RF Transceiver
        Yes
        Operating Temperature Range
        -40 to 85
        Frequency Range
        2.405-2.48
        Rx Input Sensitivity (dB)
        -83
        TX Current Consumption
        120 mA
        RX Current Consumption
        40 mA
        Sleep Mode Current Consumption
        4µA
        MAC
        Yes
        Encryption
        AES128
        Antenna
        RF Pad for external antenna
        Operating Voltage Range
        3.3V to
        Documentation
        Data Sheets
        09/09/2015
        1362KB
        Data Sheets
        10/17/2016
        828KB
          Application Notes
         
         
         
        AppNote
        11/26/2013
        187KB
        AppNote
        11/26/2013
        214KB
        AppNote
        11/11/2013
        334KB
        AppNote
        01/09/2014
        494KB
          Software
         
         
         
         
        Software
        10/03/2013
        134879KB
        Software
        12/19/2013
        14KB
          Certifications
         
         
         
        Certifications
        07/14/2014
        15KB
        Certifications
        08/24/2017
        35413KB
        Certifications
        07/14/2014
        69KB
        Certifications
        05/19/2015
        500KB
        Certifications
        12/14/2012
        29KB
          Product Line Documents
         
         
         
        Product Line Documents
        09/02/2016
        664KB
        Product Line Documents
        09/02/2016
        331KB
          CAD Resource
         
         
         
        CAD Resource
        05/02/2012
        9KB
        CAD Resource
        05/02/2012
        4KB
        CAD Resource
        10/22/2013
        231KB
        Pricing & Samples
        All pricing shown in USD only.
        Part Number
        Leads
        Package Type
        Temp Range
        Packing
        1+
        26+
        100+
        1000+
        5000+
        Buy
        Sample
        RN171-I/RM
        49
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        26.25
        23.81
        22.59
        22.59
        22.59
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        RN171-I/RM400
        49
        MODULE
        -20C to +70C
        TRAY
        26.25
        23.81
        22.59
        22.59
        22.59
         
        RN171-I/RM441
        49
        MODULE
        -20C to +70C
        TRAY
        26.25
        23.81
        22.59
        22.59
        22.59
         
        RN171-I/RM475
        49
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        26.25
        23.81
        22.59
        22.59
        22.59
         
        RN171-I/RM480
        49
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        26.25
        23.81
        22.59
        20.14
        18.92
         
        RN171-I/RM481
        49
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        26.25
        23.81
        22.59
        20.14
        18.92
        RN171R-I/RM406
        49
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        26.25
        23.81
        22.59
        20.14
        18.92
         

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        Development Tools
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        • RN171 Evaluation Kit ( RN-171-EK )

          RN171

          The RN-171-EK is an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi evaluation kit for the RN171 module that can be used to quickly add Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded applications. It has the flexibility to connect directly to a PC via a standard USB interface or to embedded processors through the TTL/UART interface. The board includes 2...

        RoHS Information
        Part
        Number
        Device
        Weight
        Shipping
        Weight
        Lead
        Count
        Package
        Type
        Package
        Width
        Solder
        Composition
        JEDEC
        Indicator
        RoHS
         
        China
        EFUP
        RN171-I/RM441
        2.300000
        7.400000
        49
        MODULE
        27x18x3.1mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171-I/RM480
        7.400000
        49
        MODULE
        27x18x3.1mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171-I/RM481
        7.400000
        49
        MODULE
        27x18x3.1mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171-I/RM400
        2.300000
        7.400000
        49
        MODULE
        27x18x3.1mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171-I/RM
        2.300000
        7.400000
        49
        MODULE
        27x18x3.1mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171XVW/RM
        2.300000
        6.000000
        20
        MODULE
        33x24x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171XVU-I/RM
        2.300000
        6.000000
        20
        MODULE
        33x24x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171XVW-I/RM
        2.300000
        6.000000
        20
        MODULE
        33x24x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171XVU/RM
        2.300000
        6.000000
        20
        MODULE
        33x24x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171XVS-I/RM
        2.300000
        6.000000
        20
        MODULE
        33x24x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171XVS-I/RM232
        2.300000
        6.000000
        20
        MODULE
        33x24x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171R-I/RM406
        2.300000
        7.400000
        49
        MODULE
        27x18x3.1mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171S-I/RM406
        2.300000
        7.400000
        49
        MODULE
        27x18x3.1mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN171-I/RM475
        7.400000
        49
        MODULE
        27x18x3.1mm
        NiAu
        e4
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        Shipping Weight = Device Weight + Packing Material weight. Please contact sales office if device weight is not available.