Monday, August 27, 2012

Pulse Electronics Introduces an Ultra-Thin Antenna with GPS and 3G Functionality

Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, introduces its new ultra-thin, active global positioning system (GPS) antenna with Global 3G functionality including GPRS, GSM, UMTS, and WCDMA. The W4150GG5000 antenna can be installed with either side facing up so only one antenna is required, whether mounting on the windshield or dashboard, to make installation simple.  It receives location information from a GPS satellite and uses the cellular network to transfer this location information to a central control center or third party. The antenna assists in vehicle and asset tracking and location, navigation, emergency call systems, fleet tracking, insurance tracking, and pay-as-you-go transport systems.

Pulse Electronics' GPS/3G antenna comes in a small elliptical package of 100 x 50mm with a height of only 8mm so it takes up less space on a vehicle's dashboard or windshield. Designed for in-vehicle adhesive mounting, the antenna combines a Pulse Electronics GPS ceramic chip antenna, a low noise amplifier, and 3G antenna functions resulting in a thinner profile than standard GPS and 3G band antennas while still maintaining an excellent level of performance.

The 3G antenna is suitable for global operation providing coverage at frequencies of 824-960/1710-2170 MHz with a gain of 2/4 dBi and a radiated efficiency of up to 70%. The GPS operates at 1575.42 MHz frequency with a gain of 26 dBi max.

"The W4150 series delivers high performance functionality integrated into an ultra-slim elliptical package which provides an aesthetically pleasing addition. It can be installed with either side facing up, making it an extremely flexible solution for the windscreen or dashboard of any vehicle," said Beatrice Colbeau, product manager Pulse Wireless Device Division.  "This antenna joins the W4120 and W4000 families as part of a growing range of telematic solutions available from Pulse."

The antennas are individually packaged with double-sided tape for easy installation. The antenna can be installed with either side facing up. It comes with RG-174 cable in a variety of lengths and SMA male connectors. Lead-time is eight weeks.

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