|Enables high performing connectivity for appealing tablet PCs|
| August 23, 2011 — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, introduces the first 700-LTE (long term evolution), high-performance, low profile antenna for LTE-enabled tablets. This switchable antenna for mobile connected PCs is only 1mm high. It enables 4 states for low band: 700-750MHz (LTE low), 750-790MHz (LTE high), 820-900MHz (GSM850), and 880-960MHz (GSM900), and covers 1800/1900/2100 for high band applications, with switching implemented directly from the device’s display area.|
“Real-time applications, games, video downloading, and other ultra-fast broadband services require LTE. Advanced antenna solutions are a key concept behind the superior performance of LTE. Yet, incorporating LTE in the thin, sleek, tablet PCs has provided challenges to tablet designers and manufacturers. In addition, tablets have to accommodate lower bands and GSM and these all have to be interchangeable. Pulse Electronics’ new antenna makes switching frequencies easy, is only 1mm high, and provides high performance for mobile connected PCs,” explained Maritta Timosaari, director of sales and marketing for Pulse Electronics Mobile Division.
Pulse Electronics’ LTE antenna has a length of 65mm and a width of 12mm, incorporating flexibility as the length can be varied according to customer requirements. The antenna can be adjusted for various display sizes, as long as good grounding to the display shield can be provided. Because the antenna pattern is basically planar, it can be installed at the furthest point from the body, which makes it favorable for SAR-sensitive applications. It is compatible with metal tablet holders and with several antenna manufacturing technologies, such as LDS, flex, and sheet metal. The switch is a Sony SP4T.
Pulse Electronics’ switchable antenna for LTE applications is RoHS compliant. It is customizable. Engineering samples are available. For more information, visit the Pulse Electronics website at http://www.pulseelectronics.com/ltetabletantenna-p, or call +358- 40-502 9529.
About Pulse Electronics:
Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas, and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The Company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF, HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, and MoCA .
Cautionary Note: This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current information and expectations. There can be no assurance the forward-looking statements will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially due to the risk factors listed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 1, 2011 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).”All such risk factors are incorporated herein by reference as though set forth in full. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward looking statement.