Patch Antenna receives/transmits 2 frequency bands.

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Mounted on 63 mm ground plane, single element patch antenna can receive and/or transmit 2 different frequency bands from its 45 mm package. It is developed for GPS using frequencies from 1,575-1,615 MHz (Globalstar) and 1,575-1,621 MHz (Iridium). Also available in RoHS-compliant versions, flat ceramic antenna has low profile and no interference issues to complicate design.

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New Patch Antenna Receives/Transmits Two Different Frequency Bands in a Single Element

Fairview, PA - April 22, 2008 - Spectrum Control, Inc. has designed a new single element patch antenna that can receive and/or transmit two frequency bands in one 45mm package. This dual frequency patch antenna provides a space and cost savings compared to using two, single frequency patch antennas. These new patch antennas were developed for GPS (global positioning systems) using either Globalstar: telephone & low-speed data communications or Iridium: worldwide voice & data communications using handheld satellite phones.

To perform at the required frequencies, Spectrum's new dual frequency patch antenna is a 45mm antenna element that is mounted on a 63mm ground plane. The frequencies available are 1575MHz (GPS) to 1615MHz (Globalstar) and 1575MHz (GPS) to 1621MHz (Iridium). These dual frequency patch antennas are a flat ceramic, low profile antenna with no interference issues to design around and are available in RoHS compliant versions. Custom designs can be created that are modified to meet a company's mechanical needs while optimizing performance.

Spectrum Control's dual frequency patch antennas have pricing ranging from $3.00 to $8.00 depending quantities required.

About Spectrum Control
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001:2000 and TS 16949 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of EMI/RFI filters and power components, power management systems, microwave components, sensors and controls.

The Spectrum Control Signal & Power Integrity Group produces discrete surface mount EMI filters, resin sealed and hermetically sealed EMI filters, EMI filtered arrays, EMI filtered connectors, ESD/EFT protected connectors, filtered data-com connectors, gaskets and shielding, patch antenna elements, single line filters, filtered terminal blocks, power entry modules, power line filters, military/aerospace multi-section filters, and commercial custom assemblies.

Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Products include off-the-shelf SMART start products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements. DC power circuit breaker and fuse interface panels, power outlet strips and data acquisition modules are also offered.

Spectrum Microwave is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Control, Inc. and produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Integrated Microwave Systems include switchable filter banks, low noise amplifiers, local oscillator multipliers, microwave synthesizers, digitally tuned oscillators and integrated assemblies. Microwave Filters include bandpass filters and duplexers, lumped element filters, cavity filters, waveguide filters, tubular filters, base station products and resonators. Frequency Control Components include a wide range of amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs).

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation manufactures a variety of precision co-molded conductive plastic potentiometers and position sensors, as well as element segments and cable assemblies. Designs for these potentiometers and position sensors include rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as custom assemblies. The company's Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).

For further product information, contact John Blicha, Product Marketing Manager, EMI Filters & Components, Spectrum Control Inc., 8061 Avonia Road, Fairview, PA 16415. Phone: 814-474-0326. Fax: 814-474-3110. E-mail: Website:

Tim Glass, Altman-Hall Associates, 235 West Seventh Street, Erie, PA 16501. Phone: 814-454-0158. Fax: 814-454-3266. Website:

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