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Pulse Electronics Announces Catalog NFC Antennas

Apr 18, 2013

NFC antennas are ideal for integration into point-of-sale terminals, security and access control panels, transportation payment devices, and consumer electronics.

NFC antennas are ideal for integration into point-of-sale terminals, security and access control panels, transportation payment devices, and consumer electronics.

Selection includes ferrite-loaded, stamp, and wire-on-carrier NFC antennas.

Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, announces a new catalog selection of ferrite-loaded, stamp, and wire-on-carrier near field communication (NFC) antennas. These products are ideal for integration into point-of-sale terminals, security and access control panels, transportation payment devices, and consumer electronics. They enable superior data collection, data exchange, and authentication authorization applications as found in healthcare and other pairing/sharing applications. The NFC antennas allow for the wireless link between two devices, like a phone or security card; typically with a maximum distance of 100mm. The antennas operate at 13.56MHz and are meant for volumetric field strength efficiency rather than antenna gain like traditional antennas.

Pulse Electronics' catalog NFC antennas consist of three antenna families: the W3579 and W3580 ferrite-loaded antennas for tight-space integration in close proximity to metallic devices such as PCBs, batteries, and displays; the W7001 small stamp antenna for small-space applications; and the W7002 wire-on-carrier antenna, targeted to payment applications with mechanical features optimized to fit a display or keypad inside the coil. These NFC products can be integrated into a system for card emulation mode, peer-to-peer mode, or reader/writer mode depending on the needs of the end-application itself.

"Pulse is the first company to offer a variety of NFC antenna solutions targeted for multiple applications from payments to pairing, through distribution channels," said Aaron Logan, technical product manager, Pulse Electronics Wireless Devices Antenna Division. "Pulse is the only antenna manufacturer, along with our distributors, to offer a selection of catalog, off-the-shelf parts. Pulse engineers recognized that no single NFC antenna meets every implementation need, and have risen to the mechanical challenges by creating a variety of solutions to meet those needs."

The antennas, when integrated appropriately, can meet ISO/IEC 14443 A B (MIFARE), ISO/IEC 18092, JIS X 6319-4/FeliCa, NFCIP-1/ECMA 3-40, and EMVCo requirements. All parts have a lead time of 6-8 weeks after receipt of order. More information can be found on the data sheet for each antenna
or on the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.


Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas, and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The Company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF, HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, NFC Forum, and MoCA. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.

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