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Roving Networks: Developing Wirelessly Connected Products Just Became Easier

Human Interface Devices (HID) are commonplace in products such as PC keyboards and mice, but with the rapidly growing smartphone and tablet market, Bluetooth’s HID profile has become a common selection amongst designers of game controllers, key fobs and remote control accessories.  Smartphone and tablet accessories can utilize the standard wireless Bluetooth HID connection that is built into these devices.  Roving Networks’ Bluetooth HID modules are self-contained,  complete solutions that reduce the system designer’s investment by offering a simple interface and eliminating the need to understand the inner workings of the HID protocol.

Roving Networks’ HID modules are available in the RN-42-HID platform which is designed to address the Class 2 (20-30m range) market and longer range RN-41-HID Class 1 device (100m).  Both modules share the same compact form factor (13.4 x 25.8 x 2mm) and have modular FCC, CE, IC and Bluetooth SIG certifications.

Mike Conrad, CEO for Roving said, “Like our SPP and iAP Bluetooth profiles, the HID profile is an extremely easy to use out of the box solution, and is also very programmable for advanced developers.  The HID reports sent by the module follow the standard HID library allowing manufacturers of remote devices to create aftermarket accessories that are compatible with today’s smart phones and tablets.”

Roving Networks’ HID reference design is an ideal starting place for anyone interested in getting started with building a Bluetooth HID device.  The reference design is comprised of the RN-42-HID Class 2 Bluetooth module, 7 push button switches configurable into 3 pre-programmed modes of operation (presenter mode, music mode, and a user defined mode), battery, and status LEDs. 

The reference design, RN-42-HID-RD1, is available through Roving Networks for $79.  Roving Networks RN-41-HID and RN-42-HID modules are priced with volume steps and start at $25.95 and $16.95, respectively.


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