Status: Not Recommended for new designs
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
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...
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