New Synapse Stuff n' Stuff

Dave Hrynkiw
March 16, 2012

Well. Hello there. It's been a while, hasn't it? Have have you been doing? How did that thing end up going for you? And those mutual acquaintances of ours? All doing well, we hope. Except for that one mutual acquaintance. You know, the one with the eye patch and kangaroo. I don't know about you, but I never could trust that guy.

And where have we been over the past month? Right here, actually. It's not that we've gone anywhere, it's the extreme opposite - we've been pretty hardcore at staying put and being extremely busy. You might have noticed that the website has changed a little bit. And by 'little bit', we mean 'completely'. Our old site got a wee bit long in the tooth, so we brought in some fresh blood. But as is the tendency with the youngin's, you have to keep an eye on things. We're currently doing our best to iron out the bugs that seem to be popping up, and we have a slew of new features in the works too. We appreciate your patience through the transition, and can't express enough gratitude to those of you who write in and give us details of any problems you stumble across.

But on with the show, yes? You're here to see some new stuff!

Parallax Laser Range Finder (LRF) Module Parallax Laser Range Finder (LRF) Module
$129.99 USD / $136.49
CAD
It's Lazer time boys (and girls)! The long awaited Laser Range finder from the Joe Grand/Parallax team-up is here! This sensor is able find objects and walls with ultimate precision and makes laser ranging technology finally affordable.
Saleae Logic16 Logic Analyzer Saleae Logic16 Logic Analyzer
$299.00

This is a powerful 16 channel logic analyzer comes in a sleek black anodized aluminum package from Saleae Logic. Download the free Logic anaylsis software and check out the stream-line and simple user interface. The software even matches the beauty of the hardware design.
Synapse RF200P81 with Chip Antenna Synapse RF200P81 with Chip Antenna
$19.00 USD / $19.95 CAD

This Synapse Wireless 2.4GHz RF wireless module runs at OTA (Over-The-Air) speeds up to 2Mbps and features tightly packed SMD construction with a chip antenna.
Synapse RF200PD1 with SMA Connector Synapse RF200PD1 with SMA Connector
$25.00 USD
/ $26.25 CAD
The 2.4 GHz RF200PD1 is the all-in-one solution to your embedded wireless control and monitoring needs. Just apply power and you’re instantly connected in a SNAP® mesh network. Outfitted with the impressive ATmega128RFA1 inside, this is one RF node that's got all the bells and whistles.
Synapse RF300PC1 with Chip Antenna Synapse RF300PC1 with Chip Antenna
$26.00 USD / $27.30 CAD

This Synapse Wireless 915 MHz RF wireless module runs at OTA (Over-The-Air) speeds up to 150Kbps and features tightly packed SMD construction with a chip antenna. These modules are perfect when you need a separate frequency band when already using 2.4GHz nodes in an application.
Synapse RF300PD1 with SMA Connector Synapse RF300PD1 with SMA Connector
$38.60 USD / $40.55 CAD

This Synapse Wireless 915 MHz RF wireless module runs at OTA (Over-The-Air) speeds up to 150Kbps and have a maximum transmission range of 3 miles! These modules are perfect when you need a separate frequency band when already using 2.4GHz nodes in an application. Just apply power and you’reinstantly connected in a SNAP® mesh network.
Redpark Console Cable Redpark Console Cable
$59.00 USD / $61.95 CAD

Redpark surprised the world by releasing a RS-232 adapter to Apple's iThing (iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad), now they're doing it again with this Ethernet to iProduct cable!
5V Positive Voltage Regulator 5V Positive Voltage Regulator
$0.40

The ST Micro L7805CV is a 1.5A, 5V positive linear regulator. It is the stronger older brother of the 78M05 but ironically it is the same size and shape, go figure. It may look like your everyday 7805 but looks can be deceiving!
5V Positive Voltage Regulator EZ-Robot Camera
$51.80 USD / $54.39 CAD

If you are looking to add vision to your robot, the EZ-Robot Camera is your robot's eye to the world! This camera is wireless and transmits at 2.4GHz to a USB dongle that connects to your computer.

Aaaaand that pretty much covers it. Hopefully this makes up for our absence over the last couple of months. Well, at little bit, at least. We're aiming to get back into the swing of things, though, and we have plenty more new items comin' down the pipe.

What kind of pipe, you ask? A green one. And every time a new product comes out, it makes a 'bloop bloop bloop' sound. You know, like Mario. Yeah, you know exactly what sound we're talkin' about.

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