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RN42

Status: In Production

Features:

  • Fully certified Class 2 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR module
  • Onboard embedded Bluetooth stack (no host processor required)
  • UART (SPP or HCI) and USB (HCI only) data connection hardware interfaces
  • Supports Bluetooth data link to iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Supports HID profile for making accessories such as keyboards, mouse, pointing devices
  • Programmable low power modes
  • Secure communications, 128 bit encryption
  • Error correction for guaranteed packet delivery
  • UART local and over-the-air RF configuration
  • Auto-discovery/pairing requires no software configuration (instant cable replacement)
  • Castellated SMT pads for easy and reliable PCB mounting
  • The standard part number (RN42-I/RM) supports SPP and DUN profiles
  • Available in multiple configurations: Apple-compatible firmware (RN42APL-I/RM), HCI mode (RN42HCI-I/RM), HID mode (RN42HID-I/RM), USB mode (RN42U-I/RM), and socket module (RN42SM-I/RM)
  • Available without antenna (RN42N-I/RM)
  • Bluetooth SIG qualified
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Device Overview

Summary

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

Additional Features
    • Fully certified Class 2 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR module
    • Onboard embedded Bluetooth stack (no host processor required)
    • UART (SPP or HCI) and USB (HCI only) data connection hardware interfaces
    • Supports Bluetooth data link to iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
    • Supports HID profile for making accessories such as keyboards, mouse, pointing devices
    • Programmable low power modes
    • Secure communications, 128 bit encryption
    • Error correction for guaranteed packet delivery
    • UART local and over-the-air RF configuration
    • Auto-discovery/pairing requires no software configuration (instant cable replacement)
    • Castellated SMT pads for easy and reliable PCB mounting
    • The standard part number (RN42-I/RM) supports SPP and DUN profiles
    • Available in multiple configurations: Apple-compatible firmware (RN42APL-I/RM), HCI mode (RN42HCI-I/RM), HID mode (RN42HID-I/RM), USB mode (RN42U-I/RM), and socket module (RN42SM-I/RM)
    • Available without antenna (RN42N-I/RM)
    • Bluetooth SIG qualified
      Parametrics
      Name
      Value
      Bluetooth Classic-Data/SPP
      Yes
      FCC Certified
      Yes
      ASCII Interface
      Yes
      Memory Type
      Flash
      GPIO
      11
      Pin Count
      35
      Package Type
      Surface mount module
      Package Size
      13.4 x 25.8 x 2.4 mm
      Min Temp Range
      -40C
      Max Temp Range
      85C
      Op Voltage Min
      3.0V
      Op Voltage Max
      3.6V

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      Development Environment

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      Demo & Evaluation Boards
      RN-42 Bluetooth Evaluation Kit
      RN-42 Bluetooth Evaluation Kit ( RN-42-EK )

      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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      RoHS Information

      Part Number
      Device Weight (g)
      Shipping Weight (Kg)
      Lead Count
      Package Type
      Package Width
      Solder Composition
      JEDEC Indicator
      RoHS
      China EFUP
      RN42U-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.000000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42NU-I/RM
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42NHCI-I/RM
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42NHID-I/RM
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42APL-I/RM543
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42APL-I/RM545
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42-I/RM630
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42APL-I/RM550
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42N-I/RM
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42NAPL-I/RM
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42APL-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42HCI-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42HID-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42SM-I/RM
      1.628200
      1.000000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42-I/RM615
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42N-I/RM477
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      19x13.4x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42XVP-I/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42XVU-I/RM
      2.300000
      6.000000
      20
      MODULE
      33x24x2mm
      NiAu
      e4
      RN42-I/RM477
      1.628200
      1.500000
      35
      MODULE
      13.4x25.8x2mm
      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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