June 22, 2015 — 2.4 GHz is a major part of our lives. We see it everywhere: in our homes, offices, schools, vehicles, and we see it globally. In response to this, Linx Technologies announces the addition of 2.4 GHz to its already popular permanent-mount PML Series half-wave dipole antennas. This new design adds yet more options for antenna design in the 2.4 GHz ISM band.
With multiple standards operating at 2.4 GHz, such as Bluetooth, Thread, Wi-Fi, ZigBee and others, the vast growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the added need for more options to antenna design. Where permanent mount design is needed, the PML Series half-wave whip antenna has outstanding performance in a rugged and cost-effective package. Featuring a flexible shaft that protects the antenna from shock and harsh weather conditions, the antenna is attached by placing its base through a ¼” (6.35 mm) hole in the product and securing it with a nut or by threading it into a PEM-style insert.
Now also available with an optional 1.32 mm coax cable terminated with a U.FL / MHF compatible connector, this increase of product line options saves the labor of adding a connector while using one that is small enough to fit through the antenna’s mounting hole. Custom lengths and terminations are available by special order.
2.4 GHz for Global Applications
The 2.4 GHz frequency band is universally accepted worldwide and is shared among many applications and standards: IEEE 802.15.4, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11 / Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Thread and other personal area networks. All of the devices require some kind of effective antenna design, and this design helps in many IoT applications where a permanent mount, high-performance 1/2-wave antenna is needed.
Wireless products working in the 2.4 GHz band are a part of our lives everywhere: Internet of Things (IoT) applications, home and commercial automation are just a few. These IoT applications will only increase their global presence and will do so at a dramatic rate. By expanding our PML Series antennas into this 2.4 GHz band, Linx is able to offer a larger portfolio of antennas to give our customers added design flexibility. – Kris Lafko, VP of Marketing and Sales
About Linx Technologies
Linx Technologies was founded in 1997 with the goal of making the complex world of RF design easier for everyone.
At its core, Linx Technologies is an RF module company. We are world leaders in supplying radio modules to remote control applications and we have extremely competitive modules for data transfer. Our tag line is Wireless Made Simple™, meaning that we specialize in making the complex world of radio frequency easy for engineers of all skill levels to use. They are designed for small size, high functionality, low power and low cost for volume manufacturing.
We support our module line with one of the broadest lines of antennas in the industry and high-quality, low cost RF connectors. Linx rounds out its product portfolio with GPS/GNSS modules, a variety of remote controls and keyfobs, battery holders, and custom cable assemblies.
With the addition of Smartlinx™, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Linx offers solutions from wireless components and electronics to cloud services, data management and user interface solutions. With this customers can remotely connect and control, record, store, analyze, and visualize their information. Linx’s flexible Smartlinx™ IoT platform offers custom web and smart device applications tailored for the customers’ applications.
For more information about wireless products from Linx, visit www.linxtechnologies.com or call +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States).