Antenna to provide data transmission for IoT applications

8th December 2015
Jordan Mulcare

Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces an internal dual-band flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna to provide connectivity and data transmission for IoT applications in security, home automation, appliances, lighting, medical/telemedicine, sensors, network monitoring, data collection, wearables, automotive, in-vehicle communication and vending.

The Plume Series W3315B0100 WiFi very compact 6x45mm antenna has a maximum antenna gain of 2dBi on the low band and 5dBi on the upper band with over 60% efficiency across the bands. Pulse Electronics' Plume Series dual-band antenna covers lower band WiFi frequencies 2.4-2.5GHz and upper band frequencies 4.9-5.9GHz.

The flexible nature of the antenna's construction, low profile, and small form factor make it easily adaptable to most industrial design parameters and aesthetic requirements. It is omni-directional in the x-y plane. The 100mm cable assembly with its standard IPEX/U.FL-compliant coax connector pigtail easily connects to wireless radios and modules for WiFi 802.11 as well as Zigbee, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low Energy frequency bands. Adhesive backing makes installation easy.

"The challenge for creators of IoT products is to make them small, extremely functional, yet have them look great," said Olivier Robin, General Manager, Pulse Electronics Wireless Infrastructure business unit, "and they also have to be easy to assemble to meet time-to-market requirements. Pulse has incorporated the high quality performance capabilities of its antennas into an antenna that fits these needs."

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