RN-171 WiFi PICtail Development Board

Mfr Part#: RN-171-PICTAIL
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  • Type: WiFi
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Core Supported: RN-171

The RN-171-PICTAIL is a RN-171 WiFi PICtail Development Board. The RN-171 WiFly radio modules is complete, standalone wireless LAN access device.

The RN-171-PICTAIL evaluation boards work seamlessly with the Microchip Technology PIC18 Explorer Development Board. The evaluation boards plug into the PICtail™ modular connector on the PIC18 Explorer Board, and add wireless functionality to PIC18-based microcontroller designs.


  • FCC/CE/IC certified 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.11b/g transceiver
  • Plugs into the PICtail Plus connector on the PIC18 Explorer and Explorer 16 Development Boards
  • Adds wireless capability to designs targeting the PIC18 Explorer and Explorer 16 boards
  • Configurable transmit power: 0 to 10 dBm (RN-171-PICTAIL)
  • PCB trace antenna (RN-171-PICTAIL) and on-board ceramic chip antenna (RN-131-PICTAIL)
  • Ultra-low power
    • 4-uA sleep, 38-mA Rx, 120-mA Tx at 0 dBm (RN-171-PICTAIL)
    • 4 uA sleep, 40 mA Rx, 210 mA Tx (RN-131-PICTAIL)
  • High throughput: 921 Kbps TX, 500 Kbps RX data rate with TCP/IP and WPA2 over UART, up to 2 Mbps over SPI slave
  • UART interface with hardware flow control
  • SPI interface with slave interrupt
  • Real-time clock for wakeup and time stamping
  • 3 status LEDs (2 configurable)
  • Powered by PIC18 Explorer and Explorer 16 boards
  • Supports ad hoc and infrastructure networks
  • Wi-Fi Alliance certified for WPA2-PSK
  • Complete on-board TCP/IP networking stack
  • Environmentally friendly: RoHS compliant

Kit Contains:

  • RN-171-PICtail or RN-131PICtail Daughter Board
  • 2 jumpers (for use with the PIC18 Explorer board only)

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