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Why Choose An RF Module Mesh Networking Wireless Solution

Panasonic Electronic Components provides powerful, highly flexible, cost-effective RF modules for a wide variety of wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) applications including 802.15.4 Mesh Networking. New extended range products and small footprints combined with network firmware flexibility make Panasonic an industry leader in the development of cutting-edge RF module technology. Panasonic RF module mesh networking solutions provide:

Reduced Design Cycle

Get your wireless products to market faster by greatly reducing the design-to-production path. RF hardware design, development, debugging and test, board layout, quality testing and certifications are all removed by choosing a Panasonic RF module.

Extended Product Life Cycle

RF modules provide a constant footprint and pin out over several generations of integrated circuits to guard against the need to re-spin or redesign a wireless product to accommodate an IC that is no longer available. RF modules extend the product life cycle of any wireless product .

New Revolutionary Software Alternatives

The time or software resources required to learn network stacks and develop applications is daunting and expensive. Panasonic has partnered with several software developers for all of the major network protocols, including Synapse SNAP®. SNAP (Synapse Network Appliance Protocol) software is unprecedented in the industry. SNAP is an IEEE 802.15.4 based auto-forming, multi-hop, mesh network stack core combined with a virtual machine layer for running application code. SNAP runs preinstalled on Panasonic’s RF Modules. This impressive software technology is not complicated to use. There is no setup required nor complex embedded programming skills needed; making time to market fast and product development a SNAP! Panasonic can deliver an RF module with the firmware needed to make any project a success.

Wireless Solutions For Less.

RF modules can reduce the total cost of ownership for product development projects up to 50,000 units per year. Designing in an RF module rather than a discrete wireless solution can reduce expensive development, test, certification and production resource requirements.

New Mesh Networking RF Modules

Based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, Mesh Networking technology was developed for the purpose of sending small amounts of data short distances using very little power. The key feature of this technology is the ability to create a self healing, mesh network where nodes “talk” to each other in a way that gets a message to a desired end point using the best path. When not in use, nodes will “sleep” using extremely little power.

  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Encryption: Available
  • Network Size: 64K
  • Battery Life: Years
  • Speed: 250 kBs

Please visit mouser.com/panasonicec for details on these and other RF Module products from Panasonic.

For more information on SNAP and other protocols please visit the Wireless Mesh Networking Protocol page.