Connected Ecosystems

We live in a world undergoing a digital revolution—one of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and big data—creating opportunities for digitization and new service-based business models. Synapse architects, integrates, and delivers connected systems that seamlessly blend hardware and software, including aspects touching every part of the ecosystem such as security, connectivity, and algorithms.

April 5, 2022

Building an IoT ecosystem leveraging LoRaWAN? Learn what factors to consider early-on for the highest success.

The LoRaWAN protocol is efficient and flexible communication technology for IoT, but it has many specific characteristics that can make or break a successful IoT implementation. Learn about some of the LoRaWAN characteristics and what to address early on when architecting an IoT ecosystem leveraging LoRaWAN.

February 17, 2022

[Download] Who is Involved in IoT?

In this third chapter of our Demystifying IoT series, Paul Ganichot describes the roles involved in an IoT journey and how the IoT vast technical complexity translates to organizational challenges.

December 28, 2021

Wireless Connectivity

Design IoT systems that can communicate data effectively regardless of the environment with these 4 tips.

December 8, 2021

Remote Located Systems

The possible lack of access to IoT devices depending on their location can create a host of challenges. Discover how to plan for—and mitigate—potential remote device failures with this blog post.

December 8, 2021

Shock, Vibration, & Related Loads

It's not all "good vibrations." Read the 4th installment of our Designing IoT for Harsh Environments series to discover how to design for mechanical loading and ensure data can continue to be captured even when significant mechanical loading is applied.

December 6, 2021

Dust, Dirt, & Fluid Ingress

In many situations, dust and water ingress are a particularly difficult challenge to overcome. Here are our tips for how to protect sensitive electronics and design for ingress protection.

November 8, 2021

Chemicals & Corrosion

Learn how to design for chemical tolerance with the 2nd post in our Designing IoT for Harsh Environments series.

November 1, 2021

Temperature Extremes

Get real-world tips and learn how to make design decisions to support data collection under extreme temperatures in the first post of our Designing IoT for Harsh Environments series.

September 7, 2021

Data Resilience: How to Enable AI for the Real World

Delivering on AI’s potential starts with the data. Learn how to spot and address data quality challenges with this survey of the industry & research landscape on the role of data in machine learning-powered applications with real-world deployments.

June 25, 2021

[Download] Designing IoT: Data Collection in Harsh Environments

It’s often a significant challenge to collect data in environments where conditions are difficult for electronics to tolerate, like industrial facilities, commercial kitchens, or on the seafloor. But with smart engineering and the right approach, data collected in these harsh environments can provide enormous value.

May 18, 2021

[Watch] Why This Expert Doesn't Think Crowd Temp Screening is a Joke

Jon Ross explains high resolution thermal imaging and how it could help make the return to entertainment venues, hospitals, campuses and more a better experience in the wake of COVID-19.

April 12, 2021

[Download] Why Pursue IoT?

In this second chapter of the IoT series, we’ll show that IoT is about the “Information of Things.” The value of IoT follows the Pyramid of Knowledge, generating increasing value as data gathered from IoT devices is processed into information and the resulting knowledge & insights.

January 3, 2021

[Download] What is IoT?

Our Principal IoT Systems Architect, Paul Ganichot, breaks it down in this new series that goes through the what, why, who, how, where, when of the “Information of Things.” In this first chapter, we’ll define the Internet of Things, decompose its main components, summarize the IoT ecosystem, and demystify buzzwords such as Digital Twin, Digital Engineering, and Virtual Sensor.

December 13, 2019

[Watch] Rethinking the Power Industry

While we work towards making green energy more sustainable, how can we keep up with the increasing demand on our aging energy infrastructure?

December 5, 2019

Exploiting the Opportunity Window of 5G

The largest carriers and equipment vendors have much to gain from the deployment of 5G, and they're prepared to weather the long roll out. However, for innovative businesses that see 5G as an opportunity to disrupt their own industry, yet lack the capitalization or patience of those firms, Alex Sutton offers some key considerations for designing transformative 5G systems in the face of rollout uncertainty.

May 6, 2019

IoT Innovation: Assemble Where You Can, Innovate Where You Can’t

There is no one right answer for IoT. Even simple functions require intelligent hardware and complicated back-end structures. Businesses frequently get caught up thinking about the “how” rather than the creative “what." Fortunately, there’s a better way forward.

March 28, 2018

Data Exchange In An Instant: An IoT Interoperability Case Study

Interoperability can be challenging and often has many pitfalls. Using a recent case study, we're illustrating the importance of a deliberate and regimented approach to developing a connected device.

January 19, 2018

BlueSee™: Examining Your Wireless World

The world is increasingly full of devices that communicate via Bluetooth® Low Energy; Synapse’s BlueSee™ debugging tool provides a scriptable window into that world.

May 17, 2017

Synapse at Bluetooth World 2017

In late March, Synapse attended Bluetooth World in San Jose, CA with Cambridge Consultants. Talks around the current generation of BLE generally focused on how to make more natural experiences for consumers, but Synapse engineers are excited for the new, higher level standards that are coming soon!

April 26, 2017

Digital Security for Connected Devices

Digital security and privacy are important parts of system design of digital products large and small, but are often overlooked until late in the development process. Here, we discuss the current state of security for connected products and the Internet of Things, and discuss systems engineering strategies for bringing secure products to market.