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Lumberg connectors target 3G/4G

mobile networks
A Lumberg product story

Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Jun 29, 2010

Targeting 3G/4G mobile network infrastructures, Lumberg has released


connectors for applications that include base stations, antenna remote-control
tilts (RET) and Tower Mounted Amplifiers (TMA).

They are compliant with Antenna Interface Standards Group (AISG) version 1.1/2.0
and IEC60130-9, and are IP67 rated, and salt-mist and UV resistant.

Sealed When Unmated (SWUM) versions are also available.

Lumberg offers eight- and six-pole versions as standard, with additional pin
configurations on request.

The range includes circular connectors, chassis plugs, and socket and flange designs.

The roll-out of 3G systems accelerated the use of antenna line products with digital
remote-control and monitoring facilities.

Taoglas antenna for GPS applications in


vehicles
An Alpha Micro Components product story

Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Jun 28, 2010

Alpha Micro Components has added the Taoglas AP.35a GPS


antenna for next-generation tracking device applications inside vehicles and
assets to its product portfolio.

The Taoglas AP.35a is an active 35 x 35mm antenna developed for use in


compromised environments.

The AP.35s is a complete GPS antenna solution made from high-grade ceramic
supplied with its own ground-plane and can be terminated with the customer's choice
of connector.
In addition, it does not take up valuable board space as it can hover over the main

Antennas designed for wireless M2M


applications
A Solid State Supplies product story

Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Jun 15, 2010

Solid State Supplies has launched three series of Pulse high-


efficiency antennas designed for reliable wireless M2M connections in
applications such as smart metering, monitoring, and data logging.

The ranges include the W1900 series of stubby antennas, the W1920 series of blade
antennas and the W3538 series of standalone PCB antennas for internal use.

All the antennas feature high-efficiency, small form-factor, penta-band operation for
M2M access to global cellular networks.

The W1900 series of stubby external antennas are said to be more than 50 per cent
efficient in all bands and are less than 50mm tall, providing a reliable wireless M2M
connection in a small form factor.

The stubby antennas cover frequency bands 824-960MHz and 1,710-1,990MHz for
all widely used cellular bands for 2G, 2.5G and 3G applications.

They have a peak gain of 1dBi in the 824-960MHz range, 2dBi in the 1,710-
1,990MHz range, and 2.5dBi in the 1,920-2,170MHz range, with an impedance of 50
ohms.

These antennas come in two configurations: the W1900 and W1902 are straight
antennas for connection to the top of a device or modem while the W1910 and W1911
have a right angle connection for mounting on the side of a product.

The W1920 series of cellular penta-band blade antennas with cable and SMA
connectors are said to be cost-effective M2M antennas for the industrial market.

Antennas in this series deliver at least 50 per cent radiated efficiency in all frequency
bands in which they operate, while still providing voltage standing wave ratio
(VSWR) figures of 1.5dB.
The blade antennas come in two configurations: the W1920G0915, which has a 3ft
cable, and the W1920G3658, with a 12ft cable.

Measuring 110 x 22 x 5mm and weighing 29g with the shorter cable, Solid State
Supplies claimed this is the smallest penta-band blade antenna capable of operating at
50 per cent efficiency in every frequency band.

Other specifications include a gain of minimum 1dBi, a nominal impedance of


50ohm, an omni-directional radiation pattern in the horizontal plane, vertical
polarisation, and a power rating of 3W.

The W3538 series of penta-band standalone PCB antennas features peak efficiency of
more than 50 per cent and comes with a variety of different connectors, depending on
the model.

Designed for connection to global cellular networks at


850/900/1,800/1,900/2,100MHz, this small form-factor PCB measures 40 x 15 x
0.7mm and can be mounted simply inside an enclosure with adhesive tape

board of the device, saving space and also allowing for a much higher gain and
resistance to noise than existing passive patch antennas.

Combining high-zenith gain and low-axial ratio, the antenna is capable of receiving
weak signals at low elevation satellites, giving the greatest GPS sensitivity.

An internal SAW filter reduces noise entering from the device system, which is
important when considering the close proximity of cellular transmitters and circuitry
in miniature devices.

These results combined lead to quicker cold starts and more accurate position and
location information.

With a cold start of 21 sec in open sky conditions with the uBlox 5 module, testing
has confirmed that the AP.35a cuts up to 5sec off the market cold-start performance of
Taoglas's existing antenna, the AP.25B.

Maximum C/N ratio of 51 with 12 simultaneous locked satellites has been recorded
over 24 hours, an improvement from 10.

The company said these incremental changes result in improvements in reliability and
accuracy for professional GPS system designers.
Sencity Spot-S antennas suit harsh
environments
A Huber and Suhner product story

Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Apr 23, 2010

Huber and Suhner has launched its Sencity Spot-S antenna


family, designed for applications including public hotspots, Wimax, RFID
systems and industrial automation.

The company anticipates the antenna family will appeal to system integrators, OEMs
and public operators looking to install the latest antenna technology across their W-
LAN, Wifi, Zigbee and Mimo-based systems in industrial and commercial
applications.

Sencity antennas support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands with vertical polarisation,
dual-slant diversity and Mimo.

Rated to IP66, the antennas are said to be particularly suited for installation in harsh
environments and can be supplied with a variety of mounting options for maximum
flexibility.

These include wall and pole mounting with tilt and pan brackets for all models.

Huber and Suhner has used a standard antenna enclosure across the entire Sencity
Spot-S family.

Manufactured from Lexan EXL 9330 to give good mechanical strength, the enclosure
also offers high chemical resistance, good UV stability and a flammability rating to
UL-94-V-0.

Operating temperature range is -40C to +80C.

Taiyo Yuden GPS antenna is smallest in


industry
A Taiyo Yuden product story

Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Feb 23, 2010


Taiyo Yuden's newest Radiedge GPS antenna is said to be the
smallest in the industry.

Measuring 3.2 x 1.6 x 0.5mm, the AH316M157501 is approximately 87 per cent


smaller in volume and 69 per cent shorter in height than the company's previous
AF816M157502 (8.0 x 1.6 x 1.6mm) model.

The lower-profile EIA 1206-size antenna is designed to promote the development of


smaller and slimmer GPS-ready mobile phones, smartphones and portable navigation
devices (PNDs), as well as improving the flexibility of antenna placement.

While Taiyo Yuden's previous compact chip antenna could only be mounted to the
corner of a substrate for GPS-ready devices, the smaller AH316M157501 allows for
flexibility in antenna placement.

Laird Technologies has announced the release of two new wideband mobile load
coil antennas: the B1322W and the B1360W.

The B1322W features a field-tunable frequency range of 132-174MHz.

The field-tunable B1322W allows the user to obtain a lower VSWR than 2:1 at a
desired centre frequency.

The B1360W does not require tuning and covers 136-174MHz span with a VSWR of
2:1 maximum.

Both antennas have an omnidirectional pattern with vertical polarisation, and a


maximum power of 100W.

The antennas include one-piece solid brass inserts, durable ABS injection-moulded
housings, and weather-tight bases with built-in O-rings.

Gold push-pin contacts preserve best power transfer over time, and stainless steel
whips resist bending and rust.

Other features include a special UV-treated radome that resists sun damage, and
optional NMO mounts.

Each antenna is 100 per cent tested on a network analyser.

The antennas are ideal for Project 25 initiative applications, allowing for
communications with multiple government, public safety and commercial
HDDA5W HD performs well in point-
to-point links
A Laird Technologies product story

Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Apr 30, 2010

Laird Technologies has introduced its HDDA5W HD series


high-performance dish antenna.

Offering antenna-system engineers one of the best performing point-to-point backhaul


antennas available, the HDDA5W dish antenna operates in the 4.9 to 5.875GHz band
and is available in four different models with two different gains and two different
polarities: HDDA5W-29 29 dBi single polarity (horizontal or vertical); HDDA5W-
29-DP 29 dBi dual polarity (horizontal or vertical); HDDA5W-32 32 dBi single
polarity (horizontal or vertical); and HDDA5W-32-DP 32 dBi dual polarity
(horizontal or vertical).

'With wideband operation, and available in a number of configurations, the HDDA5W


HD Series high-performance dish antenna provides excellent performance in point-to-
point links operating over greater distances.

'They incorporate a rugged design contributing to a long operating service life in


extreme environments and comply with ETSI standards,' said Quaid Rasheed, BWA
antenna product manager at Laird.

The antennas meet ETSI EN 302.326-3 DN1-DN5 and EN 300 833 Class 1
specifications, the most stringent specifications for point-to-point backhaul antennas.

The unique feed system is available in a single polarisation version that can be
mounted for either vertical or horizontal polarisation.

There is also a dual-polarised version available for those systems, which can utilise
dual polarisation to increase bandwidth or implement diversity.

An optional fibreglass radome is available for added environmental protection.

The HDDA5W dish antenna is designed for 802.11 applications, OFDM systems,
cellular backhaul systems, point-to-point backhaul systems and public-safety
communications systems.