Pulse Electronics Introduces Ultra-thin NFC Antenna for Mobile Devices

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Pulse Electronics Introduces Ultra-thin NFC Antenna for Mobile Devices

28% thinner and still meets EMVCo 40mm specification

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYS: PULS) , a leading provider of electronic components, introduces an ultra-thin near field communications (NFC) ferrite sheet antenna. The antenna is 28% thinner than the previous version and still meets the EMVCo specification of 40mm. It enables NFC connectivity to mobile devices for payment sharing, credential storage and exchange, accessing and controlling data, and wirelessly connecting to tags.

Pulse Electronics' NFC antennas are custom-made to fit the mechanical specifications of a variety of mobile devices. The antennas are 35x50x0.133mm in size and operate at a frequency of 13.56 MHz. The contacts are side-by-side in the antenna area for easier implementation and to fit more compactly. The pad size is 2x2mm. The antenna's operation is not affected by close proximity to metal or a battery. The magnetic field strength of the antenna is optimized by ferrite material type and thickness selection and the radiator pattern. The antennas are compatible with several chipsets and can be used for several mobile devices like handsets, phablets, and tablets.

"Reliable antenna solutions are needed for user-friendly and safe contactless commerce," said Maritta Timosaari, marketing director, Pulse Electronics Wireless Division. "Pulse's new NFC antenna is not only thinner than previous NFC antennas without losing performance, but its side-by-side configuration makes it easier for mobile device manufacturers."

Pulse Electronics' NFC ferrite sheet antennas are RoHS compliant and ready for volume manufacture. The antennas are backed by Pulse's global customer support and in-house, NFC testing and measurement capabilities. More information can be found on the datasheet located on the Pulse Electronics website at http://www.pulseelectronics.com/download/3898/ultra-thin_nfc_ferrite_sheet_antenna_0133_mm/pdf or contact Pulse at www.pulseelectronics.com.

Ultra-thin NFC antenna photo at: http://www.pulseelectronics.com/image.php?blob_id=3804

About Pulse Electronics

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, MoCA, and IWPC. Visit the Pulse Electronics website at www.pulseelectronics.com.

Cautionary Note: To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, such statements are forward looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current information and expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Examples of such risks include those related to the risk factors disclosed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto. All such risk factors are incorporated herein by reference as though set forth in full. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Copyright ©2013 Pulse Electronics Corporation. All rights reserved. All brand names and trademarks are properties of their respective holders.

Pulse Electronics Wireless Division
Maritta Timosaari
Marketing Director
Tel: +358-40-502-9529
E-Mail: mtimosaari@pulseelectronics.com
AR Marketing, Inc. (agency)
Andrea Roberts
Tel: +1 858-451-8666
E-Mail: andrea@armarketinginc.com

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  California


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