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RN171

Status: Not Recommended for new designs

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)
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Summary

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.

Firmware version 4.83 provides fixes for the Key Reinstallation attack or 'Krack' vulnerability. The Firmware and Release notes are available under the Documentation tab.

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/wireless


Please consider this device ATWINC1500

Additional 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)
      Parametrics
      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
      1.8V to 3.3V

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      12/19/2013
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      10/22/2013
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      Development Environment

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      Demo & Evaluation Boards
      RN171 Evaluation Kit
      RN171 Evaluation Kit ( RN-171-EK )

      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...

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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
      RN171-I/RM441
      2.300000
      7.400000
      49
      MODULE
      27x18x3.1mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171-I/RM480
      7.400000
      49
      MODULE
      27x18x3.1mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171-I/RM481
      7.400000
      49
      MODULE
      27x18x3.1mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171-I/RM400
      2.300000
      7.400000
      49
      MODULE
      27x18x3.1mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171-I/RM
      2.300000
      7.400000
      49
      MODULE
      27x18x3.1mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171XVW/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171XVU-I/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171XVW-I/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171XVU/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171XVS-I/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171XVS-I/RM232
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171R-I/RM406
      2.300000
      7.400000
      49
      MODULE
      27x18x3.1mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171S-I/RM406
      2.300000
      7.400000
      49
      MODULE
      27x18x3.1mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
      RN171-I/RM475
      7.400000
      49
      MODULE
      27x18x3.1mm
      NiAu
      e4
      Rohs icon
      efup china icon
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      Shipping Weight = Device Weight + Packing Material weight. Please contact sales office if device weight is not available.

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