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RN41

Status: In Production

Features:

  • Fully-certified Class 1 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, 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 (RN41-I/RM) supports SPP and DUN profiles
  • Available in multiple configurations: Apple-compatible firmware (RN41APL-I/RM), HCI mode (RN41HCI-I/RM), HID mode (RN41HID-I/RM), USB mode (RN41U-I/RM), and socket module (RN41SM-I/RM)
  • Available without antenna (RN41N-I/RM)
  • Bluetooth SIG qualified
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Device Overview

Summary

The RN41 is a small form factor, low power, simple to integrate Class 1 Bluetooth radio for OEMs adding wireless capability to their products. The RN41 is perfect for battery powered applications and by default is ready to use in the SPP (Serial Port Profile) configuration.  It uses only 250 µA in sleep mode while still being discoverable and connectable.  Multiple low power modes available allow you to dial in the lowest power profile for your application.  The RN41 supports multiple Bluetooth profiles, is fully certified, and is simple to design in, making it a complete embedded Bluetooth solution. 

The RN41 is also available without antenna (RN41N).  This is useful when the application requires an external antenna.  The RN41N is form, function, and pin compatible with the RN41.  A similar module, the RN42, is a fully certified Class 2 low power Bluetooth module.

Note:  The Bluetooth SIG changed the product listing process effective February 1, 2014.  Click HERE for more information.

Firmware version 6.30 is the latest production firmware version available for the standard RN41.  To receive the latest firmware version 6.30, please order part number RN41-I/RM630

Firmware version 5.50 is the latest production firmware version available for the RN41APL.  To receive the latest firmware version 5.50, please order part number RN41APL-I/RM550

Additional Features
    • Fully-certified Class 1 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, 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 (RN41-I/RM) supports SPP and DUN profiles
    • Available in multiple configurations: Apple-compatible firmware (RN41APL-I/RM), HCI mode (RN41HCI-I/RM), HID mode (RN41HID-I/RM), USB mode (RN41U-I/RM), and socket module (RN41SM-I/RM)
    • Available without antenna (RN41N-I/RM)
    • Bluetooth SIG qualified
      Parametrics
      Name
      Value
      Bluetooth Classic-Data/SPP
      Yes
      FCC Certified
      Yes
      ASCII Interface
      Yes
      Memory Type
      Flash
      GPIO
      11
      Pin Count
      35
      Package Type
      Surface mount module
      Package Size
      13.4 x 25.8 x 2 mm
      Min Temp Range
      -40C
      Max Temp Range
      85C
      Op Voltage Min
      3.0V
      Op Voltage Max
      3.6V

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      Development Environment

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      Demo & Evaluation Boards
      RN-41 Bluetooth Evaluation Kit
      RN-41 Bluetooth Evaluation Kit ( RN-41-EK )

      The RN-41-EK is a fully certified Class 1 Bluetooth evaluation kit for the RN41 module.  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 status LEDs, switches, and signal headers enable rapid prototyping and...

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      RoHS Information

      Part Number
      Device Weight
      Shipping Weight
      Lead Count
      Package Type
      Package Width
      Solder Composition
      JEDEC Indicator
      RoHS
      China EFUP
      RN41-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41HID-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41APL-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41N-I/RM
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41HCI-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41APL-I/RM550
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41-I/RM630
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41U-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.000000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41SM-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41NAPL-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41-I/RM615
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41APL-I/RM545
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41N-I/RM477
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41-I/RMF477
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41NAPL-I/RM545
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41N-I/RM615
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41NAPL-I/RM543
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41XVC-I/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41XVU-I/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN41-I/RM477
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
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