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  • Manufacturer:
  • Newark Part No.: 06W3305
  • Manufacturer Part No RN42-I/RM

Product Information

  • Bluetooth Class: Class 2
  • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Data Rate: 921Kbps
  • Operating Frequency Range: 2.402GHz to 2.48GHz
  • Operating Temperature Max: 85°C
  • Operating Temperature Min: -40°C
  • Receive Sensitivity: -80dBm
  • Receiving Signal Range: 20m
  • SVHC: No SVHC (15-Jun-2015)
  • Signal Range Max: 20m
  • Supply Voltage Max: 3.6V
  • Supply Voltage Min: 3V


The RN42 is a small form factor, low power, multi-interface protocol, Class 2 Bluetooth radio that is simple to design in, and is fully certified for designers who want to add a complete embedded Bluetooth solution to their products fast. The RN42 delivers up to 3 Mbps data rate for distances up to 20 meters with its high-performance PCB trace antenna and support for Bluetooth EDR. The RN42 is also available without antenna (RN42N) for applications that require an external antenna. The RN42N is form, function, and pin compatible with the RN42. Other configurations include: Apple-compatible firmware (RN42APL-I/RM), HCI mode (RN42HCI-I/RM), HID mode (RN42HID-I/RM), USB mode (RN42U-I/RM), and socket module (RN42SM-I/RM).


  • RF Module with PCB antenna (RN42-I/RM)
  • Fully certified Class 2 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR module
  • Onboard embedded Bluetooth stack (no host processor required)
  • UART (SPP or HCI) and USB (HCI only) data connection hardware interfaces
  • Supports Bluetooth data link to iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Supports HID profile for making accessories such as keyboards, mouse, pointing devices
  • Programmable low power modes
  • Secure communications, 128 bit encryption
  • Error correction for guaranteed packet delivery
  • UART local and over-the-air RF configuration
  • Auto-discovery/pairing requires no software configuration (instant cable replacement)
  • Castellated SMT pads for easy and reliable PCB mounting
  • The standard part number (RN42-I/RM) supports SPP and DUN profiles
  • Bluetooth SIG qualified


  • Industrial
  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automation & Process Control
  • Embedded Design & Development


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  • 188 in stock for same day shipping
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