SOURCE: Synapse Wireless

Synapse Wireless

April 27, 2010 09:15 ET

Synapse Wireless® Announces Sub-GHz SNAP® RF Engines

Two Ultra-Low-Power 900MHz Models Introduced

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Synapse Wireless®, Inc. today announced a new sub-GHz RF Engine® that handles a wide range of different frequencies under 1GHz. The first version of its ultra-low-power sub-GHz RF Engine will use the North American license free 900MHz band. Additional versions to be announced will include European 868MHz band and others. Synapse is introducing the sub-GHz RF Engine today at the Embedded Systems Conference, Silicon Valley 2010 (Booth #1926). Like other Synapse RF Engines, the sub-GHz RF Engine runs SNAP, the industry's most reliable wireless mesh network operating system.

SNAP allows wireless applications to be developed quickly and easily using Python's English-like scripting language instead of complex embedded programming. The developer simply adds the application to SNAP, residing on the RF module, over-the-air. No embedded wireless programming experience is required to develop applications and deploy them to physical SNAP nodes. Instead of being burdened with the underlying complexities of wireless mesh networking, the developer can focus on getting the application to market quickly.

Pricing and Availability
There are two models of the new sub-GHz RF Engine that are being introduced. Both models provide ultra-low-power, small footprint modules with a high performance sub-GHz RF transceiver that delivers high bandwidth and extended range wireless connectivity. Quantity one pricing is shown but volume discounts are available:

  • The RF300PD1 model RF Engine is available in the third quarter, at a MSRP of $35, with an external RP-SMA antenna and is fully operational down to 0.9V.
  • The RF300PC1 model RF Engine, available in the third quarter, has a MSRP of $29, with low cost antenna and powered amplifier and is fully operational down to 0.9V.

Synapse SNAP Network Operating System
Synapse's SNAP network operating system is an Internet-enabled, instant-on, multi-hop, mesh network, software solution designed to cost-effectively run efficiently over a range of popular microprocessors and microcontrollers. SNAP has a very small memory footprint of only 45KB, thereby leaving more space for user applications. SNAP can support up to 16 million nodes in a single network. Since these are peer-to-peer mesh networks, there is no single point of failure: any node can talk directly to any other node that is in range, and any node can talk indirectly to any other node via intermediate nodes -- SNAP networks are self-healing. Users can interactively develop applications using a high-level English-like language called Python. No embedded programming experience is required. Synapse currently has close to 1000 registered SNAP users.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama, is driving innovation in the machine-to-machine (M2M) communication market. This market is projected to grow to $14 billion by 2013. Synapse provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring based on the SNAP® network operating system. Synapse's Portal™ and SNAP® Connect provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules have achieved ZigBee® Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification. Synapse Design Services provides comprehensive design and implementation support for OEMs and partners. For more information, visit:

Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patent pending. © Synapse Wireless Inc. 2010. All Synapse® products are patent pending.

Contact Information

  • For more Information
    Bryan Floyd
    Vice President
    Synapse Wireless
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