Microchip – RN52: Stream Bluetooth® Audio the Easy Way!

Bluetooth Audio Evaluation Kit (Part # RN-52-EK)

Bluetooth Audio Evaluation Kit (Part # RN-52-EK)

Microchip’s RN52 Bluetooth Audio Module Can Shave Several Months Off of Your Wireless Audio Development Schedule

Adding audio to a design can be difficult enough, but enabling audio over Bluetooth can add several months to your design schedule. Enter the RN52 from Microchip. This turnkey module is designed to shorten your time to market, save development costs, save certification costs and save your sanity!

Bluetooth Audio Module (Part # RN52-I/RM)

Bluetooth Audio Module
(Part # RN52-I/RM)


Bluetooth to Audio-Out
The RN52 bridges Bluetooth A2DP Audio to stereo speakers or headphones

Bluetooth SIG Qualified
The RN52 is a “qualified design” by the Bluetooth SIG

Regulatory Certifications
The RN52 is FCC, IC, CE and Japan-certified





  • Fully certified Bluetooth version 3.0 audio module compatible with Bluetooth version 4.0, 2.1 + EDR, 1.2, and 1.1
  • Software configurable through commands over UART console interface
  • Embedded Bluetooth stack profiles: SPP, A2DP, HFP/HSP, and AVRCP
  • A2DP stereo audio (sink mode, SBC codec)
  • Source mode module option enables analog or digital audio input and streaming to a “sink” mode module
  • Additional support for codecs such as aptX®, AAC, MP3, and others (*may need appropriate license)
  • AVRCP media player remote control
  • HFP/HSP with Echo Cancellation can accept a phone call from mobile phone
  • Postage-stamp-sized form factor, 13.5 x 26 x 2.7mm
  • Dual-channel, differential audio input and output for highest quality audio
  • External audio codecs supported via I2S and S/PDIF interface
  • Castellated SMT pads for easy and reliable PCB mounting
  • Environmentally friendly, RoHS-compliant

Featured Development Tool for Bluetooth Audio with the RN52
The RN-52-EK is an evaluation kit for the RN52, a fully certified Bluetooth version 3.0 audio module. It demonstrates the key features of the RN52 module allowing designers to quickly and easily evaluate and develop prototypes.

  • Allows designers to develop prototypes and proof of concept
  • Dual channel audio output and input available in analog and digital formats
  • Provides interface to external devices
  • USB port to supply power and access to command interface
  • Built-in amplifier for stereo audio output and 6 function buttons
  • S/PDIF and I2C™ interface

Order Information

Part NumberDescription
RN52-I/RMBluetooth 3.0, stack on board audio module (sink)
RN52SRC-I/RMBluetooth 3.0, stack on board audio module (source)
RN-52-EKRN52 Evaluation Kit (includes RN52 evaluation board, two speakers, microphone and USB cable)