Sticky and compact antennas for network monitoring
Pulse Electronics Corporation has introduced an internal dual- band flexible printed circuit ( FPC) antenna to provide connectivity and data transmission for Internet of Things applications in network monitoring. Serving the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/ aerospace, and automotive industries, Pulse Electronics’ dual- band antennas cover lower band WiFi frequencies 2.4- 2.5 GHz and upper band frequencies 4.9- 5.9 GHz. The ‘ Plume Series W3315B0100 WiFi’ is a compact antenna with a maximum gain of 2dBi on the low band, and 5dBi on the upper band, and more than 60% efficiency across the bands. The flexible nature of the antenna’s construction, low profile, and small form factor make it easily adaptable to most industrial design parameters. A standard IPEX/ U. FLcompliant coax connector pigtail easily connects to wireless radios and modules for WiFi 802.11 as well as Zigbee, and Bluetooth low energy frequency bands, with an adhesive backing for easy installation. Another sticky solution entered the marketplace recently, this time from Anetova. The manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT has revealed a new- style antenna, the Montana. It’s designed to operate in the ISM bands of 863- 870MHz and 902928MHz and suits: remote sensors, monitoring equipment, smart metering, medical devices, lighting, security, and automotive applications. These flexible FPC antennas are just .15mm thick and come supplied with a peel- back self- adhesive area to fix them inside small electronic devices. Complete with a cable and a connector, each antenna weighs less than 0.5g.
The Plume Series W3315B0100 dual- band flexible printed circuit antenna is RoHS compliant and supports IEEE standards including 802.11n and 802.11ac.