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Spectrum Specialty Products Press Release - November 5, 2010

Spectrum Introduces Radome-Packaged Antennas
for Wide Range of Medium to High Gain Applications

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Fairview, PA – November 5, 2010 – Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announces their high performance radome antenna assemblies designed for Plug-n-Play use in ISM, Satellite and WiFi applications. The AR series antenna assemblies feature a patch antenna mounted on an optimized ground plane with a pigtail cable to a connector, which is tuned and packaged for the plastic radome that covers complete assembly. These antennas are available in three basic antenna sizes, AR25, AR45 and AR78, and include industry-standard cables such as RG-316 to MMCX or SMA connectors, with other options available.

By incorporating the industry’s most efficient 25x25mm ceramic antenna element, the compact AR25 antenna series is well suited for satellite-based antenna applications such as GPS, GlobalStar and Iridium. The AR25 operates between 1500 and 1700 GHz and with its small size of 1.77” x 1.77” x 0.5” is ideal for a variety of GPS applications, including: military drones and bots, asset tracking and other types of locations services, and timing applications such as cellular base stations and traffic control timing.

Spectrum’s AR45 antenna series is extremely versatile due to its wide range of operational frequencies and gain profiles, with a peak gain of 3-6 dBic. Designed for high gain GPS applications as well as medium to high gain WiFi applications, the AR45 antenna is an excellent choice for GlobalStar and Iridium designs. Measuring just 2.81” x 2.81” x 0.885”, the AR45 works for applications such as location services, industrial and utility timing control, asset tracking, short burst data, RFID, local area wireless networks, and other high performance WiFi applications.

Dedicated to the 868 MHz and 915 MHz ISM bands, the AR78 antenna series is ideal for medium to high gain applications including medical, industrial point-to-point communications, industrial data back haul, RFID, municipal telemetry systems, forestry, mining, military applications and homeland security. The AR78 radome measures 4.375” x 4.375” x 0.870”.

Pricing for AR series assemblies ranges from $38 to $112, and is dependent upon quantity and configuration. Lead time is typically between 8 to 10 weeks.

The AR series radome antennas joins a family of antennas and assemblies offered by Spectrum. As the industry’s only true vertically integrated antenna solutions and systems provider, Spectrum is able to develop and produce an antenna from concept and design through complete in-house manufacturing, saving time and money. Spectrum produces a range of antenna types, including aperture, slot, loops, spiral, planar, switched arrays, EBAs, beam-forming static, cavity backed and custom network/baluns.

About Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products:
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products produces coaxial filters & interconnects, advanced ceramics, antennas & assemblies, specialty connectors & harnessing and power filters & film modules. Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products is a Spectrum Control Business.

About Spectrum Control:
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, is comprised of four businesses: Advanced Specialty Products, Sensors and Controls, Power Management Systems, and Microwave Components and Systems.
Spectrum Microwave produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Products include microwave filters, amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs) and a wide range of RF & microwave systems & assemblies.

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation produces potentiometers and position sensors including rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as element segments and custom assemblies. The company’s Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).

Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Power solutions include off-the-shelf products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements.

Jason Kraus
Antenna Design Engineer
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products
1900 W College Avenue
State College, PA 16801

Posted 11/25/2010

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