Synaptics launches KatanaConnect™, the industry’s first wireless vision and mini AI audio module for rapid implementation of battery-powered IoT devices

Incorporated Synaptics

Incorporated Synaptics

System on Module (SoM) developed with Ampak and combines Katana™’s low-power Edge AI SoC technology and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth wireless connectivity in an ultra-compact package

The KatanaConnect Mini Wireless Voice and Vision Module accelerates the design of battery-powered IoT devices

Measuring 33 x 32 mm.  KatanaConnect is the industry's first ultra-compact SoM that delivers low-power, AI-enabled computer vision and audio sensing capability with built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity.

Measuring 33 x 32 mm. KatanaConnect is the industry’s first ultra-compact SoM that delivers low-power, AI-enabled computer vision and audio sensing capability with built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity.

MUNICH, Germany, November 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Synaptics® Incorporated (Nasdaq: sinaToday at Electronica 2022 it was announced the availability of KatanaConnectTM, the industry’s first compact SoM to offer low-power, AI-enabled computer vision and sound-sensing capability with built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity. Developed with leading modular vendor Ampak, SoM is a turnkey solution that enables rapid implementation of AI sensing features for connected IoT devices targeting a range of applications, including home automation, security, ambient living, industrial safety and monitoring, and more. many.

“KatanaConnect enables the fastest and most secure path to the future to feature-rich, AI-connected acoustic sensor and sensor systems in embedded form factors,” said Ananda Roy, Senior Product Manager, Low-Power Edge AI, Synaptics. “All that is required for OEMs to rapidly develop differentiated products is to add a low-power image sensor, microphone, and AI algorithm model/program customized for the target application.

Unity combines Synaptics’ katana Proven Low Power Edge AI SoC SYN430132 1×1 Wi-Fi 802.11n / Bluetooth combo in an area of ​​33 x 32 mm. SYN43012 is a highly integrated 1×1 IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2 module that delivers robust connectivity and reduces system cost and space with integrated power amplifiers (PAs) and low noise amplifiers (LNAs).

KatanaConnect is powered by a flexible EVK for rapid system-wide evaluation and piloting before final design. Algorithm customization can be achieved through the Katana AI partner community for developing machine learning (ML) models. SoM can also serve as a platform for developing innovative sensing methods – such as wireless sensing – that complement and enhance katana vision and AI’s auditory Edge features.

“The integration of katana and communication into a single unit provides a pathway for our customers to seamlessly integrate low-power AI into their products,” said Vincent Fan, Vice President of Research and Development at Ampak, a leading manufacturer of communication modules with millions of modules. Ships for a wide range of smart home and Internet of Things solutions. “By adopting Synaptics’ new low-power AI Katana solution, we are continuing a long and successful relationship between the two companies. We view Synaptics as one of our most trusted silicon partners.”

The KatanaConnect module from Synaptics will be available in the first quarter of 2023. For more information, contact Local Synaptics Sales Representative.

About AMPAK Technology
AMPAK is a company with more than 20 years of experience in wireless module R&D, design, production, marketing and product technology integration services. We have a team of professional high-frequency hardware design engineers and software integration engineers with rich experience in customer applications and can provide a series of SiP and industry standard modules to serve regions all over the world in response to customer needs and technical support for market-oriented products. AMPAK provides complete solutions for consumer and industrial customers who want to implement their products in smart home, security, Internet of things, remote office or industrial automation, smart healthcare, smart transportation, and other service systems. For more information about AMPAK, visit

About Synaptics Incorporated
clamps (Nasdaq: sina) is changing how humans interact with connected devices and data to engineer exceptional experiences around the home, at work, in the car, and on the go. Synaptics is the partner of choice for the world’s most innovative smart system providers who integrate multiple experimental technologies into platforms that make our digital lives more productive, insightful, secure and fun. These customers combine Synaptics’ differentiated technologies in touch, display and biometrics with a new generation of advanced connectivity, video processing, vision, voice and speech, and AI-enhanced security. Follow Synaptics on LinkedInAnd the TwitterAnd the Facebookor visit

Synaptics and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Media connection
Incorporated Synaptics
Patrick Manion
Director of External Public Relations and Technical Communications
+1 631-678-1015

The image accompanying this ad is available at

Leave a Comment