28 Jul '14, 7am

MCU-less Industry-certified Bluetooth Low Energy Module from Microchip

MCU-less Industry-certified Bluetooth Low Energy Module from Microchip

The RN4020 Bluetooth Smart Module is Microchip Technology’s, first Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module. It comes industry-certified and functions completely as a stand alone or in conjunction with any microcontroller. The module not only functional immediately but also carries various international certifications right out of the box, including certification from Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The RN4020 Bluetooth module also comes with the Microchip Low-energy Data Profile pre-installed, enabling immediate compatibility across the BTLE network. It is also stack-on-board and can either connect directly to Microchip’s line of PIC MCUs with a UART interface (or any microcontroller with a UART interface) and it can operate independently for basic uses, such as the collection and transmission of data. It’s the first of its kind at Microchip and the micro tech giant hopes to pro...

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