RN-41-EK: Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Class 1


The RN-41-EK evaluation board is a field-ready, Bluetooth SIG qualified prototyping platform for the RN41 modules. The board has the flexibility to connect directly to PCs via a standard USB interface (via the FTDI chipset) or to embedded processors through the TTL UART interface. The status LEDs, dip switches, and signal headers enable rapid prototyping and integration into existing systems.

You configure and control the modules from a console with a simple ASCII command language. Once the configuration is set up, the module can connect over Bluetooth. You use the evaluation kit to configure the Bluetooth module using the command interface, create connections, and transfer data. See “Resources & Related Documents” on page 16 for information on available documentation.

The RN-41-EK evaluation board supports the serial port profile (SPP) and human interface device (HID) profiles. The instructions in this document use the SPP profile. For more information on these profiles and how to switch between them, refer to the Bluetooth Command Reference & Advanced Information User’s Guide.


Manufacturer Microchip Technology
Category Wireless Communication
Sub-Category Transceivers - TXRX
Eval Board Part Number RN-41-EK-ND
Eval Board Supplier Microchip Technology
Eval Board Normally In Stock
Protocol Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Data Rate 3 Mbps
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Range 100 Meters
Features Auto-Discovery
Certified CE
Certified FCC
Certified ICS
Encryption: 128-bit
Error Correction
Component Count + Extras
Design Author Microchip
Application / Target Market Cable Replacement
Factory Automation
Remote Controls
White Goods
Wireless Sensor
Main I.C. Base Part RN-41
Date Created By Author 2012-12
Date Added To Library 2013-07

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