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Welcome to the Spark-Concepts blueBEE BT10 wiki!

BT10 Board Swap in Bluetooth functionality without a major hardware redesign! The RN42-I/RM is a small form factor, low power Bluetooth radio module offering plug-in compatibility for the widely used 2 x 10 (2mm) socket typically used for XBee radio modules. The Roving Networks’ RN42 module provides Bluetooth connectivity in legacy and existing designs that may have been based upon the 802.15.4 standard

See these links for more details.



  • 2 x 10 (2mm) socket/form-factor typically used with XBee radio modules
  • Bluetooth connectivity for legacy and existing designs
  • Low power, 3.3V @ 50mA max (Connected with data transfer)
  • 1,200 bps up to 921 Kbps, non-standard baud rates can be programmed
  • Frequency 2,402 ~ 2,480 MHz (FHSS/GFSK modulation, 79 channels at 1-MHz intervals)
  • Class 2 radio, 60 feet (20 meters) distance, 4 dBm output transmitter, -80 dBm typical receive sensitivity
  • Configuration via the local UART and over-the-air RF
  • Certifications: FCC, ICS, CE

RN42 Range Characteristics (MAXIMUM Approximate Range In Office Environment)

  • After One Wall 55 feet
  • After Two Walls 60 feet
  • After Three Walls 36 feet
*approximate and may vary depending upon the RF environment


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