Microchip RN4871-I/RM128 Bluetooth SoC 4.2

  • RS Stock No. 137-2666
  • Mfr. Part No. RN4871-I/RM128
  • Manufacturer Microchip
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Microchip RN4871 BLE Module

The Microchip RN4871 BLE module is based on the IS187x Bluetooth RF SoC and is ideal for easily adding wireless connectivity to your IoT and wearable designs. The RN4871 provides a control interface to the IS187x IC, based on ASCII commands over UART.

BLE stands for Bluetooth Low Energy (sometimes referred to as Bluetooth Smart) which is a version of Bluetooth with very low power consumption, perfect for compact portable devices. With the addition of a Bluetooth device, such as a BLE-enabled smartphone, the RN4871 also enables you to control and monitor your application remotely.

The RN4871 Bluetooth module provides a complete solution to implement Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connectivity, in a compact form factor. The module is interfaced to a host MCU via a UART serial port using Microchip’s ASCII command set for easy integration into most applications. The module can be dynamically configured by the host MCU with a few simple ASCII commands. The RN4871 also supports onboard scripting to automate basic operations enabling it to stand alone without a host microcontroller.

Microchip Bluetooth Data (MBD) App
Microchip offers the MBD app which is designed to make module development really quick and easy via Android and iOS.

What's Onboard?

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5 and Bluetooth SIG Certified
Bluetooth Protocol: Onboard BLE 4.2 Energy Stack
Interface: ASCII Command Interface API over UART
Serial Data Transfer: Transparent UART GATT service
Two Modes: Command Mode and Data Mode
RF: ISM band 2.402 to 2.480GHz, RX Sensitivity -90dBm
Programming: Scripting Engine for Hostless Operation
Antenna: Ceramic chip antenna
Beacon: Support for Beacon services such as Apple iBeacon™ and Google Eddystone™
Power supply: +1.9 to +3.6Vdc
Temperature range: -20 to +70°C
• Compact module for easy integration: 9 x 11.5mm

Where is the RN4871 used?
Health/medical devices, Sports activity/fitness, Retail, Beacons, Internet of Things (IoT) sensor tag, Wearables, Industrial control and Smart energy/smart home.

Versions Available:
(123-8536) RN4871-V/RM118 Vsn 1.18 -20 to +70°C
(137-2666) RN4871-I/RM128 Vsn 1.28 -40 to +85°C
(137-2585) RN4871-I/RM128 Vsn 1.28 -40 to +85°C (Pack of 177)

Approvals

FCC, R&TTE, IC, MIC, KCC and NCC

Bluetooth - Microchip

Specifications
Attribute Value
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Maximum Output Power 0dBm
Receiver Sensitivity -90dBm
Supported Bus Interfaces AIO, I2C, PIO, UART
Supported I/O Interfaces AIO, I2C, PIO, UART
Dimensions 9 x 11.5 x 2.1mm
Height 2.1mm
Length 11.5mm
Maximum Operating Temperature +70°C
Minimum Operating Temperature -20°C
Width 9mm
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