Microchip – Module implements complete Bluetooth v3.0 audio system



The small RN52 Bluetooth® audio module from Microchip provides a complete solution for producing a high-quality stereo audio output over a Bluetooth radio link.

The 13.5mm x 26mm x 2.7mm RN52 combines a Class 2 Bluetooth radio, baseband controller and embedded DSP processor, controlled and configured by simple ASCII commands.

The module, which supports various standard Bluetooth profiles, provides a stereo speaker output and a stereo microphone input. Supplied with a full set of certifications, the module conforms to the Bluetooth v3.0 audio standard, and is fully compatible with Bluetooth versions 2.1+EDR, 1.2 and 1.1.

• Supports iAP profile discovery for Apple iPhone® and iPod® Bluetooth accessories
• Dual-channel, differential audio input and output for high-quality audio
• External audio codecs supported via I2S and S/PDIF interface

The RN-52-EK is an evaluation kit for the RN52 certified Bluetooth v3.0 audio module. The kit contains rechargeable speakers and a microphone.

Orderable Part Number: RN-52-EK