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RN42

In Production

The RN42 is a small form factor, low power, Class 2 Bluetooth radio for designers who want to add wireless capability to their products. The RN42 supports multiple interface protocols, is simple to design in, and is fully certified, making it a complete embedded Bluetooth solution. The RN42 is functionally compatible with the RN41. With its high-performance PCB trace antenna and support for Bluetooth EDR, the RN42 delivers up to 3 Mbps data rate for distances up to 20 meters.

The RN42 is available without antenna (RN42N). This is useful when the application requires an external antenna. The RN42N is form, function, and pin compatible with the RN42.

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 RN42.  To receive the latest firmware version 6.30, please order part number RN42-I/RM630

Firmware version 5.50 is the latest production firmware version available for the RN42APL.  To receive the latest firmware version 5.50, please order part number RN42APL-I/RM550

 

    Features

        • 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, 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
        • Available in multiple configurations: Apple-compatible firmware (RN42APL-I/RM), HCI mode (RN42HCI-I/RM), HID mode (RN42HID-I/RM), USB mode (RN42U-I/RM), and socket module (RN42SM-I/RM)
        • Available without antenna (RN42N-I/RM)
        • Bluetooth SIG qualified
        Parameter 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 2.4 mm
        Min Temp Range
        -40C
        Max Temp Range
        85C
        Op Voltage Min
        3.0V
        Op Voltage Max
        3.6V
        Documentation
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        1388KB
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        Pricing & Samples
        All pricing shown in USD only.
        Part Number
        Leads
        Package Type
        Temp Range
        Packing
        1+
        26+
        100+
        1000+
        5000+
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        Sample
        RN42APL-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42APL-I/RM543
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42APL-I/RM545
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
        The device you have selected is not available for sampling on-line. You may obtain samples for this device by contacting a Microchip Sales Office, an authorized disti or via www.microchipdirect.com
        RN42APL-I/RM550
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        11.72
        11.01
         
        RN42HCI-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42HID-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
        The device you have selected is not available for sampling on-line. You may obtain samples for this device by contacting a Microchip Sales Office, an authorized disti or via www.microchipdirect.com
        RN42-I/RM477
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        BAG
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42-I/RM615
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
        The device you have selected is not available for sampling on-line. You may obtain samples for this device by contacting a Microchip Sales Office, an authorized disti or via www.microchipdirect.com
        RN42-I/RM630
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        11.72
        11.01
         
        RN42NAPL-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42NHCI-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42NHID-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42N-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42N-I/RM477
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
        The device you have selected is not available for sampling on-line. You may obtain samples for this device by contacting a Microchip Sales Office, an authorized disti or via www.microchipdirect.com
        RN42NU-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        TRAY
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         
        RN42SM-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        BAG
        39.00
        34.22
        31.69
        31.69
        31.69
         
        RN42U-I/RM
        35
        MODULE
        -40C to +85C
        BAG
        15.27
        13.85
        13.14
        13.14
        13.14
         

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        Development Tools
        • Demo & Eval Boards
        • RN-42 Bluetooth Evaluation Kit ( RN-42-EK )

          RN-42

          The RN-42-EK is a fully certified Class 2 Bluetooth evaluation kit for the RN42 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 integration into...

        RoHS Information
        Part
        Number
        Device
        Weight
        Shipping
        Weight
        Lead
        Count
        Package
        Type
        Package
        Width
        Solder
        Composition
        JEDEC
        Indicator
        RoHS
         
        China
        EFUP
        RN42U-I/RM
        1.628200
        1.000000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42NU-I/RM
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        19x13.4x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42NHCI-I/RM
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        19x13.4x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42NHID-I/RM
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        19x13.4x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42APL-I/RM543
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42APL-I/RM545
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42-I/RM630
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42APL-I/RM550
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42N-I/RM
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        19x13.4x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42-I/RM
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42NAPL-I/RM
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        19x13.4x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42APL-I/RM
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42HCI-I/RM
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42HID-I/RM
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42SM-I/RM
        1.628200
        1.000000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42-I/RM615
        1.628200
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42N-I/RM477
        1.500000
        35
        MODULE
        19x13.4x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42XVP-I/RM
        2.300000
        6.000000
        20
        MODULE
        33x24x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42XVU-I/RM
        2.300000
        6.000000
        20
        MODULE
        33x24x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
        RN42-I/RM477
        1.628200
        1.000000
        35
        MODULE
        13.4x25.8x2mm
        NiAu
        e4
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        Shipping Weight = Device Weight + Packing Material weight. Please contact sales office if device weight is not available.