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Add Bluetooth® Connectivity to Your Design

We offer ultra-low power embedded Bluetooth classic and Bluetooth Low Energy modules. These modules are complete, fully-certified, and simple to develop Bluetooth solutions. They are ideal for designers who want to add wireless capability to their product without spending significant time and money developing Bluetooth specific hardware and software.

Typical Bluetooth applications include:

  • Health and fitness
  • Smart home
  • Smart products
  • Location awareness
  • Beacons
  • Industrial sensors
  • Medical devices

Use these links to view block diagrams of specific Bluetooth applications:

Development Tools


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

Evaluation Kits

ATBTLC1000-XPRO-ADPT: This is an adapter board for the ATBTLC1000-XPRO expansion board.

BTLC1000 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit: The BTLC1000 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATBTLC1000-MR110CA Bluetooth Low Energy module. The Xplained Pro extension board can be plugged into any of the supported host MCU Xplained Pro evaluation boards to quickly add Bluetooth Smart connectivity to an 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 SAM L21 Xplained Pro host MCU evaluation board. The Xplained Pro extension board plugs into the SAM L21 Xplained Pro evaluation board to quickly add Bluetooth Smart connectivity.

SAM B11 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit: The SAM B11 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATSAMB11-MR510CA module for a complete Bluetooth Smart application on an Arm® Cortex-M0 based MCU.

Reference Designs

Ultra Low-Power Connected Demonstrator: This reference design features a SAM L21 MCU and the BTLC100 module to create IoT applications including wearables, smart tags and sensor automation.

Bluetooth Firmware


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

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
1.11 RN4678-V/RM111 09/22/2017 Latest Production Release Notes
RN4677
1.12 RN4677-V/RM112 07/11/2017 Latest Production Release Notes

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

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 RN42APL-I/RM550 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.45 RN41APL-IRM 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.45 RN41NAPL-I/RM 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.45 RN42APL-I/RM 06/01/2016 Latest Production Release Notes
5.45 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

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 Products

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Documentation

Title Download
RN42 PCB Trace antenna characteristics Download
Cable Replacement Solution Download
COM Port Reset - App Note Download
Title Download
PIC MCU - eXtreme Low Power Solutions for Wearable Applications Download
Title Download
Altium PCB Footprint Library Download
DIM RN42 Download
RN42 Antenna Profile Data Download
DIM RN41 Download
Altium Schematic Symbol Library Download
Title Download
Bluetooth CCAT Download
Qualification Guideline Handout Download
RN41 FCC Grant of Equipment Authorization Download
RN4020 Bluetooth SIG QDID Listing Download
RN41 Bluetooth SIG QDID Listing Download
RN52 Canada Certification Download
RN52 Japan Certification Download
RN4020 FCC Grant of Equipment Authorization Download
RN42 FCC Grant of Equipment Authorization Download
RN52 FCC Grant of Equipment Authorization Download
RN42 Europe Certification Reports Download
RN41N Taiwan Certification Download
RN42 Bluetooth SIG QDID Listing Download
RN41N FCC Grant of Equipment Authorization Download
RN41 Europe Certification Reports Download
RN4020 IC Certification Download
RN52 Korea Certification Download
Title Download
RN240 Data Sheet Download
RN270 Data Sheet Download
RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy Module User’s Guide Download
RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy Module Data Sheet Download
RN41XV/RN42XV Data Sheet Download
Data sheet RN-USB-T Download
Data sheet RN-USB-X Download
RN41XV- RN-XV-EK1 Data Sheet Download
RN52 Bluetooth Audio Module Data Sheet Download
Title Download
Bluetooth Firmware Ver. 6.15 Release Notes Download
Bluetooth iAP Firmware Ver. 5.45 Release Notes Download
Title Download
RN240- Teraterm Download
MLDP Demo for Android Download
RN4020 Android App Demo Download
FTDI Chipset Drivers Download
Title Download
Bluetooth Command Reference & Advanced Information User’s Guide Download
Bluetooth Serial Adapter User Manual Download
RNXV Dual Relay Evaluation Board User's Guide Download
RN-41-EK & RN-42-EK Evaluation Kit User’s Guide Download
Install guide RN-USB-T Download
Title Download
RN4020- Sell Sheet Download
RN41- Bluetooth Modules for Apple Sell Sheet Download
RN41XV-RNXV Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Modules Sell Sheet Download

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