Microchip has two series of Wi-Fi modules each targeted at different system architectures. For customers using PIC® microcontrollers and wanting to modify or customize their networking services, the MRF series of products have the stack and services running on a PIC MCU. For customers looking for a quick integration with any microcontroller, the RN series with stack onboard is a drop-in Wi-Fi solution. MRF Wi-Fi® Series Wireless Product Solutions Embedded Wi-Fi Products www.microchip.com/wifi RN Wi-Fi Series ■ TCP/IP stack on module (no external drivers required) ■ Simple ASCII interface ■ Works with any microcontroller RN Wi-Fi® Series UART/SPI Application TCP/IP Stack Integrated Stack on Module MRF Wi-Fi Series ■ TCP/IP stack on PIC MCU ■ Elegant solution for combined Ethernet and Wi-Fi architectures ■ Extendable TCP/IP stack for additional services SPI Application TCP/IP Stack Stack Runs on PIC® MCU Wi-Fi Products Product Sensitivity (dBm) Power Output (dBm) Tx, Max. Power Consumption (mA) Rx Power Consumption (mA) Sleep* Interface Packages Antenna Range** (meters) Operating Temp. MRF Series MRF24WB0MA MRF24WB0MB −91 +10 154 85 0.1 μA 4-wire SPI 36-pin PCB or U.FL connector Up to 300 −40°C to +85°C MRF24WG0MA MRF24WG0MB −95 +18 240 156 0.1 mA 4-wire SPI 36-pin PCB or U.FL connector Up to 300 −40°C to +85°C RN Series RN131G RN131C −85 +18 210 40 4 μA UART, SPI Slave 44-pin Chip, U.FL connector Up to 300 −40°C to +85°C (RN131G) 0°C to +70°C (RN131C) RN171 −83 0 to +12 130 30 4 μA UART, SPI Slave 49-pin RF pad Up to 180 −40°C to +85°C RN171XV −83 0 to +12 130 30 4 μA UART, SPI Slave 2 × 10-pin socket module Wire, SMA connector, U.FL Up to 180 −40°C to +85°C *Indicates "off" current for sleep column **Open air line-of-site Wi-Fi Development Tools Microchip offers several MRF and RN development tools for any development environment. The MRF and RN PICtail™/ PICtail Plus Daughter boards seamlessly add Wi-Fi connectivity to Explorer-based systems. For non-Explorer-based systems, the MRF/RN battery-powered, portable pocket demo quickly and easily adds Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded applications. Explorer-Based Development Board Pocket Demos Series MRF RN MRF RN Platform 8-bit: PICDEM.net2 16-bit: Explorer 16 32-bit: PIC32 Starter Kit + I/O Board, Explorer 16 + PIC32 PIM, PIC32 Starter Kit + Multimedia Board Standalone Module MRF24WB0MA/MB MRF24WG0MA/MB RN131 RN171 MRF24WB0MA/MB MRF24WG0MA/MB RN131 RN171 Image Part # AC164136-4* AC164149* RN-131- PICTAIL RN-171- PICTAIL DV102411* DV102412* RN-131-EK RN-171-EK *The TCP/IP stack and demo applications can be downloaded from www.microchip.com/mla.
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