Robust Outdoor antennas for metering, security and monitoring applications

June 16, 2010 –- Pulse Electronics, a worldwide leader in electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturing, introduces its new low cost, weatherproof antennas for 2.4 GHz devices used in industrial, smart grid metering, security, broadband access, and other machine-to-machine(M2M) applications. These robust, high-efficiency, compact antennas meet Bluetooth, WLAN, WiFi, IEEE 802.11b/g, ZigBee IEEE 802.15.4, and 2.4 GHz ISM band system standards.

Pulse’s W5001, W5010, and W5011 antennas function in ruggedized conditions, offering IP65 water ingress protection in accordance with international standard IEC 60529, UV protection, and the ability to withstand 100 mph wind loading. They have a maximum gain of 1.5 dBi in the 2,400 to 2,500 MHz range, an efficiency of 70%, and an operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.  The antennas have a small footprint and low profile, measuring only 128mm x 18mm.

“Pulse has been focusing on  development of the highest performance antennas for the emerging smart grid, security, and industrial markets and we feel we’ve achieved that with this series of 2.4 GHz outdoor antennas,” said Kent Vu, product manager, Pulse Wireless Devices.  “They are extremely efficient yet very compact.”

Pulse’s W5001, W5010, and W5011 antennas are available in three SMA connector configurations: fixed right angle, straight SMA, and RP-SMA.  They are packaged in quantities of 20 pieces per bag. Additional information regarding these antennas is available on the Pulse website at

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-Q for the quarter ended March 26, 2010 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).”