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Module overview

RAK5206 is an ultra-low power consumption intelligent video module and fully support IEEE802.11b/g/n wireless protocol, It has small foot print to include the ARM CPU and low-power consumption WIFI connectivity.The Module support the H.264 codec,MJPEC codec,the sound processor and is specially designed for accelerating video/audio streaming performance. To fast the evaluation, the user can get the demo Apps on Android, iPhone and other equipment to complete the play and display of audio and video.

The RAK5206 is a complete serial pass-through module integrated. In addition,The RAK5206 also leave the interface like GPIO, PWM, ADC, UART for second level development.

RAK5206 intelligent video module integrate the P2P cloud server who has a strong NAT, firewall traversing skill.The viewer will watch the streaming in anywhere and anytime. RAK provide the technical support, allows customers to get started quickly, shorten the development cycle. It also provides various types of customized development, such as user WEB Webpage, production configuration tool and mobile Apps etc.


  • Portable products
  • Smart toys
  • Intelligent monitoring
  • Building automation
  • Household appliances and electrical
  • Logistics and freight management
  • Family safety and automation

Product Characteristics

The powerful WIFI

  • meet 802.11b/g/n protocol
  • A key configuration : Soft AP& easy config
  • Embedded Web Server
  • Embedded P2P Cloud server to access via remote easier
  • support Infra/Soft AP network type
  • support multiple security authentication mechanism: WEP64/WEP128/ TKIP/CCMP (AES)/WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
  • supporting many network protocol: TCP/UDP/ICMP/DHCP/DNS/HTTP

Efficient video processing

  • support H.264/CIF/VGA/QVGA MJPG Stream
  • Continuous/Static JPEG/RTP Stream
  • Supports up to the 720p @ 25fps video resolution
  • Pure Hardware engine
  • Merged MJPG + MP3 Stream
  • Separate MJPG + MP3 Stream
  • Separate H.264 + PCMA Stream

Efficient audio processing

  • 16KHz 128Kbps Mono MP3
  • 8KHz Mono PCM
  • Merged MJPG + MP3 Stream
  • Separate MJPG + MP3 Stream
  • Separate H.264 + PCMA Stream

The rich I/O resources

  • The multiple GPIO, PWM resources
  • The Audio output, SDIO interface resource is rich
  • 1 serial interface resources from Reuters

Multifunctional, Photography, Video

The small size and low power consumption


Parameters Description
Video 720P(1280*720) 25FPS;
QVGA(320*240) 30FPS;
VGA(640*480) 30FPS
MJPEG compression format
Powerful hard-coding technique
Audio 16KHz 128Kbps Mono MP3
8KHz Mono PCM
Powerful hard-coding technique
Transmission distance Effective distance 50m, 30m away from the more fluent
Size 41.00mm*22.50mm
Baud rate 115200bps (default) for transparent transmission, customers can modify it by command
Wireless parameters Compliant to 802.11b/g/n protocol, support Infra / Soft AP network types,support Soft AP & easy config one-click configuration, built-in web server,Embedded P2P Cloud server to access via remote easier.
power 5V power supply current is 500mA;
Operating system Linux-

Module size



Pin definition


Pin Name Description Remark
1 MIC_N Microphone negative interface Audio input interface, attention do not reverse
2 MIC_P Microphone positive interface Audio input interface, attention do not reverse


Pin Name Description Remark
1 VDD_5V DC 5V Input range:3.6V~5.5V(500mA)
2 HUR_TXD/RMII_TXD1 Serial port. Send Data Complete serial pass-through Interface. .[Here the order of the pin is the version of the hardware V1.1, V1.1 before the version (including the V1.1 version) in which the order of the two pins is reversed]
3 HUR_RXD/RMII_TXD0 Serial port. Receive Data
4 GND Power ground


Pin Name Description Remark
1 ADC_HPOUT_R Right audio channel output Amplifier mode can be directly external speakers. It can be used to choose whether or not to use the power amplifier to use the output audio frequency.
2 ADC_HPOUT_L Left audio channel output

Use Guidence

RAK5206 is very simple to use, download the RAK development of mobile APP RAKVideo, cell phone connection module AP, open the APP you can watch the video.Please refer to the documentation for more details.

Install IOS APP

You can download IOS APP at the App Store,You should search in Apple App Store RakVideo. RAKVideo

Install Android APP

You can download Android APP at this url: .Open the url by mobile phone browser , then click to download and install. RAKVideo

Electrical characteristics

Parameters Symbol Value Uint
The external power supply voltage VDD_5V 3.6~5.5 V
IO maximum input voltage 3V3VinIOMax 3.6 V
IO minimum input voltage 3V3VinIOMin -0.3 V
The storage environment temperature Tstore -40 ~ +125

RF Electrical characteristics

Main chip RTL8189FTV
working frequency 2.400~2.4835GHz
standard IEEE 802.11b,
IEEE 802.11g,
IEEE 802.11n,
Modulation parameters 802.11b: 11,5.5,2,1 Mbps
802.11g: 54,48,36,24,18,12,9,6 Mbps
802.11n: up to 150Mbps
PHY Data rate 802.11b: 11,5.5,2,1 Mbps
802.11g: 54,48,36,24,18,12,9,6 Mbps
802.11n: up to 150Mbps
Pout power parameters conditions Typical values unit
802.11b 11Mbps 16 dBm
802.11g 6Mbps 15 dBm
802.11g,EVM 54Mbps 14 dBm
802.11n,HT20 MCS0 14 dBm
802.11n,HT20 MCS7 14 dBm
802.11n,HT40 MCS0 13 dBm
802.11n,HT40 MCS7 13 dBm
Receiving sensitivity parameters Test condition Typical values unit
802.11b,11Mbps -82 dBm
802.11g,54Mbps -71 dBm
802.11n,MCS 7_HT20 -67 dBm
802.11n,MCS 7_HT40 -64 dBm
Network system structure Ad-hoc mode (Peer-to-Peer )
Infrastructure mode
Software AP
WiFi Direct
Work channel 11: (Ch. 1-11) – United States
13: (Ch. 1-13) – Europe
14: (Ch. 1-14) – Japan
Media Access Control WiFi: CSMA/CA with ACK
Antenna External Antenna
Network Architecture Ad-hoc mode (Peer-to-Peer )
Infrastructure modeSoftware AP
WiFi Direct
Security protocol WiFi: WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WEP 64bit & 128bit
operating system Android /Linux
Host Interface WiFi: SDIO/GPIO
working voltage 3.3Vdc ±10% I/O supply voltage
size Typical L12.0*W12. 0*H1.6mm

Data download


Use manual

Order Information

Product Description Packaging The minimum amount of packaging
RAK5206 PH1.27mm line interface 20pcs/tray 140pcs

Where to Buy

If you want to buy our products, please go to our store: RAK Store

RAK 2017/01/09 17:15

video-product/rak5206.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/24 10:49 by exxdata