Weatherproof External Antennas target 2.4 GHz applications.

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Built to handle ruggedized conditions, models W5001, W5010, and W5011 meet Bluetooth, WLAN, WiFi, IEEE 802.11b/g, ZigBee IEEE 802.15.4, and 2.4 GHz ISM band system standards. They offer IP65 water ingress protection in accordance with international standard IEC 60529, UV protection, and ability to withstand 100 mph wind loading. Measuring only 128 x 18 mm, antennas have max gain of 1.5 dBi in 2,400-2,500 MHz range, efficiency of 70%, and operating temperature range of -40 to 85°C.



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Pulse Announces Low Cost, Weatherproof Antennas for 2.4 GHz Applications



Robust Outdoor antennas for metering, security and monitoring applications

San Diego, Calif.- Pulse, a Technitrol Company (NYSE: TNL), 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 pulseeng.com/file.php?3685.

About Pulse

Pulse, a Technitrol (NYSE: TNL) Company, 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.

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