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RN4871

Status: In Production

Features:

  • Bluetooth 5 Certified
  • ASCII interface commands for communication with the host microcontroller
  • Increased privacy features
  • Module certified for use in USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China
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Device Overview

Summary

The RN4871 is a small form factor, Bluetooth Low Energy module measuring just 9 x 11.5 x 2.1 mm.  This fully-integrated 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 RN4871 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 RN4871 as a wireline replacement.  Perfect for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, when interfaced to a BLE enabled smartphone or Bluetooth Internet Gateway, applications can be monitored, controlled and updated from anywhere in the world.

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For product comparison, please consider: RN4870

Additional Features
  • Bluetooth 5 Certified
  • ASCII interface commands for communication with the host microcontroller
  • Scripting features to allow for operation without a host microcontroller.
  • Increased privacy features
  • White list for determining connections
  • MLDP compatibility with RN4020
  • Remote configuration capability
  • 1.9V~3.6V operating range
  • UART/ I2C/ SPI interface supported
  • Antenna: Ceramic chip Antenna or external antenna connection
  • Module certified for use in USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China
Parametrics
Name
Value
Bluetooth Low Energy
Yes
FCC Certified
Yes
No-shield Option
Yes
ASCII Interface
Yes
PWM
1
Memory Type
Flash
GPIO
4
Pin Count
16
Package Type
Surface mount module
Package Size
Shield 9 x 11.5 mm, Unshield 6x8mm
Min Temp Range
-20C
Max Temp Range
+70C
Op Voltage Min
1.9V
Op Voltage Max
3.6V

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Development Environment

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Demo & Evaluation Boards
RN4871 PICtail/PICtail Plus
RN4871 PICtail/PICtail Plus ( RN-4871-PICTAIL )

The RN-4871-PICtail is a development board based on the ultra-compact Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy RN4871 module. The RN4871 uses a simple ASCII command interface over the UART. The board enables evaluation of the RN4871...

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RoHS Information

Part Number
Device Weight (g)
Shipping Weight (Kg)
Lead Count
Package Type
Package Width
Solder Composition
JEDEC Indicator
RoHS
China EFUP
RN4871U-V/RM118
0.000364
0.459375
17
MODULE
8x6x1.6mm
NiAu
e4
RN4871-V/RM118
0.000364
2.169591
16
MODULE
11.5x9x2.1mm
NiAu
e4
RN4871-I/RM128
0.000364
2.169591
16
MODULE
11.5x9x2.1mm
NiAu
e4
RN4871-I/RM130
0.000364
2.169591
16
MODULE
11.5x9x2.1mm
NiAu
e4
RN4871-V/RM130
0.000364
2.169591
16
MODULE
11.5x9x2.1mm
NiAu
e4
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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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