SN171 – ProtoBoard™, Synapse makes it even easier to put the RF Engine™ to work in your application. Whether you’re developing rapid prototypes or building a sophisticated finished assembly, the ProtoBoard provides a solid platform for embedded SNAP® wireless applications.

Our intent with the ProtoBoard is to not get in your way. To that end, the ProtoBoard has jumpers which enable all peripherals to be fully disabled – freeing all pins of the RF Engine for complete access by your application.

Like all SNAP Nodes, the ProtoBoard may serve as the SNAP Bridge for connection to Portal® or a SNAPconnect. It is also capable of true low-power operation,achieving a 2.5 uA sleep state.


  • Compatible with all Synapse RF Engine modules
  • RS-232 port with full hardware flow control (UART1) fully jumper selectable, can be completely “removed” from system
  • 2 status LEDs, yellow and green—can be disabled by jumper
  • Push-button switch, can be jumpered to Reset, GPIO, or disabled
  • Battery connector or power regulator option
  • Terminal blocks bring out all RF Engine pins and Vext (supply power)
  • 2x12, 2mm pitch header for ribboncable access to all RF Engine Pins


  •  Prototyping a remote GPS module


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Mfr Part#: SN171GG-NR
Available In: BULK

SNAP Node ProtoBoard without Radio for RF Engine Applications


Technical Specifications:

Type: Frequency:
802.15.4/Zigbee/Mesh 2.4 GHz
See the Download Center for a complete library of supporting documentation.


$92.34 USD (each)
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Other quantities & packages (Reels) may also be available


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