- Buyers Guide
Embedded OEM Component Antennas
The Performa series embedded original equipment manufacturer (OEM) component antennas operate in the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands and are designed specifically to enhance machine-to-machine communications in wireless LAN and remote monitoring applications. The antennas rely on the company’s patent-pending C-Planar™ technology, which increases gain while substantially reducing serious multipath problems common with omnidirectional antennas. OEMs can seamlessly embed the ultra-compact antennas into their wireless devices.
RangeStar International Corp.,
San Jose, CA
Timing and Reference Antenna
The 26400 series antenna is designed specifically for high out-of-band electromagnetic interference and has good mechanical properties, which include a captured center conductor and a metal base for robust installations at cell sites located with various emitters. The spiked-shape radome prevents bird roosting and eliminates blockage of GPS signals. The antenna element is a patented quadrifilar helix design, which has a better gain on the horizon than can be achieved with a patch element. In addition, the unit has an extremely high compression point for jamming resistance capabilities.
Micro Pulse Inc.,
6 - 18 GHz Dual-input Horn Antenna
The model C390-205 three-bandwidth broadband quad-ridge horn antenna operates from 6 to 18 GHz and has a gain of 6 to 14 dBil, SWR of 2 (max) and 3 dB beamwidth of 80° to 30° E-plane and 74° to 38° H-plane. The antenna has dual-orthogonal input ports to provide polarization diversity and is capable of handling 200 W CW input power and 1 kW pulse. The antenna inputs are TNC female connectors. Size: 1.2" x 1.2" x 5.0".
Microwave Engineering Corp.,
North Andover, MA
5.4 - 5.9 GHz Polarized Microstrip Antenna
The model 9859-800 low profile 16-element antenna originally designed for airborne navigation systems covers a 5.4 to 5.9 GHz frequency range. Gain is 16.9 dBic (nom), SWR is 1.8 (max) and polarization is slant 45°. RF connectors are SMA female. Size: 21.5" x 5.0" x 0.5".
Seavey Engineering Associates Inc.,
Get access to premium content and e-newsletters by registering on the web site. You can also subscribe to Microwave Journal magazine.