Status: In Production
The RN4870 Bluetooth Low Energy module is designed for easy implementation into a broad range of applications. It delivers up to 2.5x throughput improvement and more secure connections vs. Bluetooth 4.1 based products. Developers can easily interface to the device via a standard UART interface, available on most Microcontrollers and Processors.
The RN4870 has a completely integrated Bluetooth software stack, and offers a shielded regulatory certified version with built-in antenna. Developers are freed from the complexities of Bluetooth Software and RF development and can simply utilize the RN4870 as a wireline replacement. Perfect for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, when interfaced to a Bluetooth Low Energy enabled smartphone or Bluetooth Internet Gateway, applications can be monitored, controlled and updated from anywhere in the world.
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Firmware Release Summary, see Software Release Notes for details:
RN4870-I(V)/RM140 - (FW 1.40.0) Fixes bug with random private addressing which created IOP issue with select Android devices. Added feature to turn off advertising at power-on in order to easily configure module with the host MCU before advertising. Available in industrial temperature range (I) and varying (V) for easier transition from RN4870-V/RM118.
RN4870-I/RM130 - (FW 1.30.0) Fixes bug with invalid Bluetooth address. Refer to Errata document for more information.
RN4870-I/RM128 - (FW 1.28.2) Introduces LE Secure Connections and Data Length Extension features among other bug fixes. Also improved the operating range to 85C.
RN4870-V/RM118 - (FW 1.18.3) Initial Release.
The RN4870 BLE module is now available on MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC) - a free, graphical programming environment that generates seamless, easy-to-understand C code to be inserted into your project. Visit the MCC page for more information: https://www.microchip.com/mplab/mplab-code-configurator
The PIC-BLE development board makes wireless applications development quick and easy.
It combines an eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC16LF18456 microcontroller, an ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication™ secure element and the RN4870 Bluetooth Low Energy Module.
The board USB interface provides a convenient serial port (virtual UART), the simplicity of drag and drop programming,
The AVR-BLE development board makes eXtreme Low Power (XLP) wireless applications development quick and easy.
It combines a powerful AVR ATmega3208 microcontroller, an ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication™ secure element and the RN4870 Bluetooth Low Energy Module.
The board USB interface provides a convenient serial port (virtual UART), the simplicity of drag and drop...
The BM-70-CDB is a compact demo board that provides rapid prototyping and developing for Bluetooth data applications for Bluetooth Low Energy. It can be powered via USB host or through the battery. The BM-70-CDB uses the BM70, a fully certified Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy module. The BM-70-CDB provides a USB-UART converter allowing flexible interface to a host PC, a PC terminal utility and...
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