Pulse, a Technitrol company, a leader in electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturing, announced its new dual-band diversity ceramic antenna that operates at both 850 and 1900 MHz bands. Designed for use in the US, the antenna provides a high-quality radio interface for multi-purpose machine-to-machine (M2M) devices such as broadband access, monitoring, automated meter reading (AMR) and security.

The W3047A dual-band antenna is compact, measuring just 3 millimeters (mm) wide by 12 mm long by 3 mm high with a low weight of 530 milligrams (mg).

"The W3047A has the world's smallest footprint and highest performance level for a dual-band ceramic antenna,” said Kent Vu, Product Manager, Pulse Antenna Division. "It saves board space, is easy to incorporate and is a cost saving solution, factors which make it desirable for an engineer to design in."

The W3047A is RoHS compliant and fully compatible with surface-mount devices. It is easy to implement and comes with Pulse's worldwide technical support. The antennas are packaged in tape-and-reel.