SOURCE: Synapse Wireless, Inc.

Synapse Wireless, Inc.

September 28, 2011 09:11 ET

Synapse Wireless® Announces Surface Mount Sub-GHz SNAP® RF Modules

Ultra Low Power 915 MHz and 868 MHz Modules Provide Superior Indoor Capabilities

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Synapse Wireless®, Inc. announced today the availability of its long-range, surface mount sub-GHz transceiver modules at the Embedded Systems Conference, Boston 2011 (Booth #609). Supporting the North American 915MHz band and European 868MHz band, these sub-GHz RF modules come preloaded with SNAP®, the industry's most reliable wireless mesh network operating system for connecting machines to each other and the Internet.

Both new modules, the SM300PC1 at 915MHz and the SM301PC1 at 868MHz are small, low-powered modules that achieve a Line-Of-Sight (LOS) range of up to 1 mile while having power consumption as low as 2µA. SNAP's on-board Python interpreter provides for rapid application development and over-the-air programming. They are ideal for many indoor applications requiring penetration of walls and other objects.

Having a footprint of only 29.8mm x 19mm, these surface mount modules have a low-power, single-chip design that saves board space and lowers the overall bill-of-materials and power consumption. The SM300PC1 is approved as an FCC Part 15 unlicensed modular transmitter and the SM301PC1 is CE certified; both provide a full 16 channels of operation.

Products features for both modules include:

  • 19 GPIO and up to 18 A/D inputs
  • UART port for control or transparent data
  • Low power modes: 2µA with internal timer running
  • 192K total FLASH with 64K used by SNAP OS
  • FHSS technology
  • Small, surface mount form factor
  • 10-bit ADC
  • FCC/IC or CE certification

"These new modules expand our RF product family by offering a small footprint and unmatched levels of indoor performance using the sub-GHz band," said Wade Patterson, CEO and founder of Synapse Wireless. "These module's SMT packages allow OEMs to mount them using automated production tools and improve the overall product manufacturability while also freeing board space for other functions."

Markets served include energy and lighting, industrial control, healthcare, asset management, and many more. The SNAP network operating system supports Freescale, Panasonic, Atmel, Silicon Labs and California Eastern Laboratories; with many more semi-conductor companies in the process of SNAP ports.

Pricing and Availability

The SM300PC1 and SM301PC1 RF Modules are available now and start at a MSRP of $21.50 for quantity one (volume discount available) from Future Electronics. For more information, visit

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama, provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring technology for machine-to-machine networks based on the Internet-enabled SNAP® network operating system. Synapse's Portal® and SNAP® Connect products provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules include an increasing number of MCU choices for both interoperability and second sourcing. Synapse offers a complete line of LED lighting control products in support of Future Lighting Solutions' Intelligent Lighting Platform (ILP) initiative as well as wireless cable replacement products. Synapse Engineering 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 patented or patent pending. © Synapse Wireless Inc. 2011.

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