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April 14, 2011

Laird Technologies Announces New Wireless Dipole Antenna

By Deepika Mala
TMCnet Contributor

Laird Technologies (News - Alert), a major player in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, has unveiled its new WTS2333C-FRSMM WiMAX (News - Alert) external wireless dipole antenna.

The newly announced rugged external wireless antenna has been designed specifically for portable devices and operates in the 2.3 to 2.7 GHz and 3.3 to 3.9 GHz frequency bands, with a max gain of 2.3 to 2.7 dBi.

In a press release, Quaid Rasheed, Laird Technologies BWA Antenna Product Manager, said: “The WTS2333C-FRSMM WiMAX external wireless dipole antenna is designed to fit into the portable devices used in office, industrial, and home environments.” “The antenna offers a complete wireless solution in supporting all WiMAX operating frequency bands.”

Company officials said that the antenna offers an omnidirectional radiation pattern, and emits power consistently and evenly in all horizontal directions in one plane.

A half-wave coaxial dipole design of the RoHS-compliant external wireless antenna helps it to reduce ground dependence and enables it to work as a standalone antenna.

With industry standard connectors and cables that are included, the WTS2333C-FRSMM is an ideal solution for 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth, WiMAX MMDS and WiMAX 3.5 GHz applications.

Laird Technologies, being an industry leader in the design and manufacture of antennas for mobile devices and wireless data, possesses a large amount of end-to-end system knowledge. To bring novel antenna designs to market with unmatched performance, it employs advanced, proprietary design tools. This further helps to maximize total system performance and user satisfaction.

In related news, a partnership relation has been reached between Laird Technologies and Sprint to provide their customers with increased options, by leveraging the Machine-to-Machine solutions and services of the other company.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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