SOURCE: Synapse Wireless

Synapse Wireless

April 27, 2010 09:15 ET

Synapse Wireless® Introduces 2Mbps SNAP RF Engine

Also Delivers More Than 2X Processing Performance

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Synapse Wireless®, Inc. today announced a new RF Engine® that delivers more than twice the processing performance of any previous RF Engine, along with a 2 Mbps data rate, the highest rate in the 2.4 GHz IEEE802.15.4 market. Synapse is introducing this RF Engine today at the Embedded Systems Conference, Silicon Valley 2010 (Booth #1926). Like other Synapse RF Engines, the High Performance RF Engine runs SNAP®, the industry's most reliable wireless mesh network operating system.

There are three models of the new High Performance RF Engine that are being introduced. All models use an RF single chip solution that combines the Micro Controller Unit (MCU) with a 2.4GHz RF transceiver, providing product designers with the smallest design footprint and lowest power usage in the industry. These new modules provide the fastest and most power-efficient MCU (18 mA current draw during full transmit and CPU operation), as well as almost four times the largest data space available in any RF Engine, enabling a new generation of custom, extremely fast, battery-driven systems.

Pricing and Availability
Differences between the three models are as follows, along with quantity one pricing; volume discounts are available:

  • The RF200PD1 model RF Engine is available in June with a MSRP of $35. It has an external RP-SMA antenna for reaching Line Of Sight (LoS) distances up to 3 miles.
  • The RF200PC1 model RF Engine is available in June with a MSRP of $33. It uses a low cost antenna and powered amplifier for reaching LoS distances of up to 3 miles.
  • The RF200P81 model RF Engine is also available in June with a MSRP of $18. It uses a low cost antenna without a powered amplifier, reaching LoS distances of up to 2000 feet.

Synapse SNAP Network Operating System
Synapse's SNAP network operating system is an Internet-enabled, IEEE 802.15.4-based, 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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    1 256-852-7888 x106

    Susan Cain
    Cain Communications
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