For superior wireless M2M connectivity

March 24, 2010 – Pulse Electronics, a worldwide leader
in electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturing, introduces its new cellular, penta-band blade antennas with cable and SMA connectors. These antennas deliver at least 50% radiated efficiency in all frequency bands
in which they operate while still providing voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) figures of 1.5 decibels (dB). They provide a wireless connection to cellular networks using 850, 900, 1800, 1900, and 2100 megahertz (MHz) frequencies
in platforms, in applications such as machine-to-machine (M2M), smart metering, monitoring, security, data logging,
and data collection. They are a cost-effective M2M antenna for the industrial marketplace.

Pulse’s penta-band blade antennas come in two configurations, the W1920G0915, which has a three-foot cable, and the W1920G3658, with a 12-foot cable. Measuring 110 x 22 x 5 millimeters and weighing 29 grams with the shorter cable, this is the smallest penta-band blade antenna capable of operating at 50% efficiency in every frequency band. Efficiency is important because it measures how much of the transmitted signal is actually used, rather than lost, by the antenna. The higher the efficiency, the less power is needed from the radio and the more economical the design. Greater efficiency also gives higher integrity to the data collection due to a greater signal emanating from the antenna.

A slightly flexible covering makes mounting easier and lowers the design cost as compared to a hard case antenna. It has a strong adhesive mounting and comes with an RG174 black cable and SMA male connector. Other specifications include a gain of minimum 1 decibel isotropic (dBi), a nominal impedance of 50 Ω, an omni-directional radiation pattern in the horizontal plane, vertical polarization, and a power rating of 3 watts.


“The W1920G0915 antenna gives M2M customers confidence in their cellular network connections,” said Elaine Baxter, marketing manager, Pulse Wireless Devices Antenna Division. “Its demonstrated efficiency exceeds the competition for this size of penta-band blade antenna.”


Pulse’s penta-band blade antennas come packaged in bags with SMA connectors. The W1920G0915 and W1920G3638 are the SMA male versions with two cable length options. Custom cable options and alternative connectors are available upon request. They are easy to implement and come with Pulse’s worldwide technical support. Prices for the W1920G0915 antennas are about $5.50 in quantities of 50,000 and for the W1920G3658 about $6.35 and may vary according to destination and order configuration. Delivery is about 8 weeks; products are available now. Additional information for the W1920G0915 and W1920G3658 penta-band blade antennas is available on datasheet Information on other M2M external antenna products can be found at the Pulse Antenna Applications section:


About Pulse

Pulse Electronics is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, and subassembly sales of electronic components. Pulse products are used in the web infrastructure, computers, networking, communications, power conversion, defense and aerospace, automotive, and wireless industries. State-of-the-art custom designs and catalog products position Pulse as a complete source for electronic OEMs, contract manufacturers, and ODMs. Pulse is a participating member of IEEE, ATIS, ETSI, HDMI, the DSL Forum, CommNexus, and MoCA.


Cautionary Note: This message contains ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially. This release should be read in conjunction with the factors set forth in Pulse Electronics’s report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 25, 2009 in Item 1a under the caption “Factors that May Affect Our Future Results (Cautionary Statements for Purposes of the ‘Safe Harbor’ Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995).”