Bluetooth® click boards™

MikroElektronika offers its Bluetooth click boards feature either the RN-41 module or the RN4020 module

Image of MikroElektronika and Microchip's Bluetooth® Click BoardsWith the range up to a 100 meters and low power consumption, MikroElektronika's Bluetooth click is a great solution if users are looking for a simple way to integrate Bluetooth 2.1 communication to the device. It features the RN-41 low power, class 1 Bluetooth radio module. Bluetooth click communicates with the target board MCU via a UART interface and runs on 3.3 V power supply only. The RN-41 Class 1 Bluetooth radio module delivers up to a 3 Mbps data rate, for distances up to 100 meters (class 1 radio). Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR version includes sniff subrating, a feature that significantly increases battery life for devices that have long periods in idle mode, like home sensor networks, headsets, and more. The host can specify maximum transmit and receive latencies so that a device knows how often in a cycle it needs to enter sniff mode. The average power consumption in normal mode is 30 mA, 8 mA in low-power sniff mode, and only 2.5 mA in stand-by mode. Low power consumption and high data rates make this click the best choice in barcode scanners, measurement and monitoring systems, industrial sensors and controls, medical devices, asset tracking, and more.

MikroElektronika's BLE2 click features the RN4020 module from Microchip, which integrates RF, a baseband controller, and a command API processor, making it a complete Bluetooth low energy (BLE) solution. The click communicates with the target board MCU through mikroBUS™ RX, TX and AN (CMD), PWM (con.), and RST (wake) lines. The BLE2 runs on a 3.3 V power supply.  The RN4020 has Microchip’s Low-energy Data Profile (MLDP), which enables an asynchronous serial data connection between two RN4020 devices (which could be two BLE2 clicks). The module can be remotely controlled or updated over-the-air by another module over a secure connection or can be controlled or updated through its UART interface. The RN4020 module aboard BLE2 click incorporates a PCB antenna with a range of at least 30 m.

Bluetooth click Key Features BLE2 click Key Features
  • RN-41 module
  • Bluetooth version 2.1 module
  • Low power (30 mA connected, <10 mA sniff mode)
  • 3 Mbps data rate for distances up to 100 meters
  • Interface: UART
  • 3.3 V power supply
  • RN4020 BLE module
  • On-board BLE 4.1 stack
  • RX sensitivity: -92.5 dBm
  • TX power: -19.0 dBm to +7.5 dBm
  • PCB antenna
  • Interface: RX, TX, PWM lines, AN, RST
  • 3.3 V power supply

Bluetooth Click Boards

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionUtilized IC / PartAvailable QuantityView Details
RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH TRACE ANTMIKROE-1715RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH TRACE ANTRN402010 - ImmediateView Details
RF TXRX MODULE BLUETOOTHMIKROE-958RF TXRX MODULE BLUETOOTHRN-413 - ImmediateView Details

Associated Parts

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH TRACE ANTRN4020-V/RM123RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH TRACE ANT2877 - ImmediateView Details
RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH TRACE ANTRN4020-V/RM120RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH TRACE ANT4847 - ImmediateView Details
RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH TRACE ANTRN4020-V/RMRF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH TRACE ANT410 - ImmediateView Details
RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH CHIP ANTRN41-I/RMRF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH CHIP ANT2613 - ImmediateView Details
BLUETOOTH 3.0+ EDR CLASS 1 MODULRN41-I/RM630BLUETOOTH 3.0+ EDR CLASS 1 MODUL34 - ImmediateView Details
RF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH CHIP ANTRN41SM-I/RMRF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH CHIP ANT19 - ImmediateView Details
MODULE BLUETOOTH 4.1 W/ANTRN4020BCN-V/RM120MODULE BLUETOOTH 4.1 W/ANT434 - ImmediateView Details

Microchip Curiosity Boards

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionPlatformUtilized IC / PartAvailable QuantityView Details
CURIOSITY HIGH PIN CNT PIC MICRODM164136CURIOSITY HIGH PIN CNT PIC MICROCuriosity High Pin CountPIC Micro® MCU161 - ImmediateView Details
CURIOSITY 8/14/20 PIN PIC EVALDM164137CURIOSITY 8/14/20 PIN PIC EVALCuriosity8-pin, 14-pin, or 20-pin PICmicro Microcontrollers160 - ImmediateView Details
PIC24F CURIOSITY EVAL BRDDM240004PIC24F CURIOSITY EVAL BRDPIC24F Curiosity BoardPIC24F40 - ImmediateView Details
PIC24FJ256GA7 CURIOSITY EVAL BRDDM240016PIC24FJ256GA7 CURIOSITY EVAL BRDPIC24FJ256GA7 CuriosityPIC24FJ256GA70576 - ImmediateView Details
PIC32MM CURIOSITY 0064GPL036DM320101PIC32MM CURIOSITY 0064GPL036PIC32MM CuriosityPIC32MM0064GPL03634 - ImmediateView Details
PIC32MX470 CURIOSITY EVAL BRDDM320103PIC32MX470 CURIOSITY EVAL BRDPIC32MX470 CuriosityPIC32MX470F512H34 - ImmediateView Details
PIC32MZ EF CURIOSITY MRF24WN0MADM320104PIC32MZ EF CURIOSITY MRF24WN0MAPIC32MZ EF CuriosityMRF24WN0MA, PIC32MZ2048EFM10023 - ImmediateView Details
PIC32MM USB CURIOSITY EVAL BRDDM320107PIC32MM USB CURIOSITY EVAL BRDPIC32MM USB CuriosityPIC32MM0256GPM06413 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2017-03-06