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Etenna, Centurion Intro New Antennas

Centurion Wireless Technologies and Etenna Corp. this week announced new antennas for wireless devices.

Lincoln, Neb.-based Centurion on Monday unveiled an internal tri-band antenna that supports 802.11a, b, and g. The antenna, dubbed the D-Puck, is intended for laptops, PDAs, wireless access points and cable modem gateways. It can be integrated into the device or used as an internal companion to an external antenna for better reception, the company said.

The D-Puck weighs 2 grams and measures 16-by-16-by-6 millimeters. It is available now in tape and reel packaging for high volume manufacturing.

Meanwhile, Etenna of Laurel, Md., has released the EdgeWave quad-band antenna, which supports 802.11a, b and g, as well as Bluetooth. The antenna is designed to be mounted along the top or side of a notebook computer screen.

Etenna said that the EdgeWave antenna, at 3-by-30-by-5 millimeters, is 40 percent thinner than the thinnest laptop display. Unlike the company's AccuWave antennas, which are surface-mounted to a board, the EdgeWave antenna ships with a cable, connector and a choice of mounting brackets.

Volume shipments will begin at the start of the fourth quarter. For orders of 10,000 units or more the EdgeWave antenna (EE5801) is priced at $1.75, which includes the cable and connector.