Pulse 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.