Smart module with Bluetooth capability

Microchip Technology's RN4020 Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module enables designers to easily stream any type of data across the Bluetooth Energy Link (BTLE) and it can connect to any microcontroller with a UART link. See related video demonstration.
July 29, 2014

Microchip Technology's RN4020 Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module enables designers to easily stream any type of data across the Bluetooth Energy Link (BTLE) and it can connect to any microcontroller with a UART link. Courtesy: Microchip TechnologyMicrochip Technology’s RN4020 Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module carries both worldwide regulatory certifications and is Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certified. The integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) stack and onboard support for the common SIG low-energy profiles speeds time to market while ensuring Bluetooth compatibility, eliminating expensive certification costs and reducing development risks. The module is also pre-loaded with the Microchip Low-Energy Data Profile (MLDP), which enables designers to easily stream any type of data across the BTLE link.

The RN4020 is a stack-on-board module and can connect to any microcontroller with a UART interface, including hundreds of PIC MCUs, or it can operate standalone without an MCU for basic data collection and communication, such as a beacon or sensor. This standalone operation is facilitated by Microchip’s no-compile scripting, which allows module configuration via an ASCII command interface. 

Microchip's Dave Richkas demonstrates the communication functionality of the RN4020 Bluetooth LE module. Courtesy: MicrochipThe RN4020 is designed for low-power wireless command-and-control solutions like home automation and appliances; medical and wearable devices; toys, tags, fobs and remote controls; pulse and proximity sensor-based systems; and industrial applications.

See related video demonstration from Sensors Expo.

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