The RN4677 PICtail/PICtail Plus is a Bluetooth Dual Mode development board using the Microchip RN4677 Bluetooth Dual Mode module. The RN4677 module is a Dual mode Bluetooth module that complies with Bluetooth Core Specification 4.0. The RN4677 uses a simple ASCII command interface over the UART. The board enables evaluation of the RN4677 and development of Bluetooth low Energy applications in two different ways:
1) Out of the box: When plugged into the USB port of a PC, the board will enumerate as a Communication Device Class (CDC) Serial device. Through a terminal program, users can configure and control the module and transfer data using the easy to use provided command set.
2) As a PICtail/PICtail Plus, the board interfaces to one of hundreds of available PIC Microcontrollers through this standard Microchip interface. The PICtail bridges the host MCU UART to the RN4677's UART interface for data transfer or configuration using the straight-forward, easy-to-use ASCII style command set.