RN-42-HID-RD1: Bluetooth Remote Control


The Bluetooth HID profile is typically used in applications such as keyboards, mice, and game controllers. To demonstrate the basic capability of the Bluetooth HID profile, Roving Networks has developed a Bluetooth reference design implemented in the RN-42 module. This document describes the reference design and how to use it.

The reference design operates in three modes:

  • Presenter mode—Used for presentation software such as Microsoft® Powerpoint

  • Music mode—Music controller for products such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad

  • Custom mode—You can program each button to send a sequence of up to 4 keys


Manufacturer Microchip Technology
Category Wireless Communication
Sub-Category Transceivers - TXRX
Eval Board Part Number RN-42-HID-RD1-ND
Eval Board Supplier Microchip Technology
Eval Board Board not Stocked
Protocol Bluetooth HID
Data Rate (Max)
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Range 20 Meters
Features Antenna On-Board
Memory Available On-Board
Component Count + Extras 23 + 0
Design Author Microchip
Application / Target Market RF: Remote Controls
Main I.C. Base Part RN-42
Date Created By Author
Date Added To Library 2012-01