|Low profile of 1mm|
April 24, 2012 — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, introduces a high performance programmable antennathat enables LTE connectivity on mobile-connected laptop computers. The antenna can switch frequencies easily to accommodate both low and high operating bands. With a maximum height of 1mm, this low profile antenna fits the design of ultra thin laptops.
Pulse Electronics’ new antenna enables four states for low band operation 700-750MHz (LTE low), 750-790MHz (LTE high), 820-900MHz (GSM850), and 880-960MHz (GSM900) as well as high band operation covering GSM 1800/1900/2100. The switch to change the frequency is on the same flex as the antenna, saving space and maximizing performance. To fit the ergonomic and cosmetic appearance and function of the laptop, the antenna can be implemented to the device display area and adjusted for various display sizes (as long as good grounding to the display shield can be provided). The pattern can be made planar so it fits very thin displays. It is compatible with several antenna manufacturing technologies such as LDS, flex, and sheet metal and can be adapted for a variety of display sizes and laptop computer configurations.
“Pulse Electronics designed this antenna in response to market demand for high performing antenna solutions for LTE-enabled laptops,” explained Maritta Timosaari, sales and marketing director, Pulse Electronics Mobile Division. “This new antenna is a continuation of our Mobile Division’s switchable antenna family and LTE tablet antennas. It is an enabler for ultra thin laptops operating on LTE bands.”
Dimensions of these programmable antennas are 65mm (l) x12mm (w) x1mm (h), although the length can vary. They have low loss in all states, with a return loss of -6 decibels (dB) and an impedance of 50 Ohms. The efficiency is greater or equal to 40%/-4dB. The switch is Sony SP4T/ CXM3569XR.
Pulse Electronics’ programmable LTE antenna is RoHS compliant and comes packaged in trays. The antenna design is made to customer specifications. Engineering samples are available. The datasheet can be found at: http://www.pulseelectronics.com/download/3770/programmable_lte_antenna_for_laptops. For more information on LTE antennas visit the Pulse Electronics website at http://www.pulseelectronics.com/LTELaptopAntenna.
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. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.
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-K for the year ended December 30, 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.