Siretta Antenna Series Explanation and Typical Applications
Siretta produce a wide range of antennas and in todays blog we are going to outline the basics of each series of antenna offered and some typical applications. We will also briefly cover the part numbering system that Siretta use to identify each series of antenna and the information contained within the part number.
So firstly, let’s get the part numbering system out of the way so that we are all on the same page when we refer to the different series of antennas like Tango and Mike. Siretta provide the below antennas which each have different mounting styles, and this is how their part numbers refer to them.
Through Hole = Tango
Magnetic = Mike
Adhesive = Alpha
Direct = Delta
Embedded = Echo
Wall/Pole = Oscar
Pretty simple so far right!
So now we will look at an example part number and pull it apart to see the information we can get from it.
In the image above we can see that this is an Alpha antenna so will be adhesive, the 10 is a part of the naming of this antenna so its an Alpha10 however there are far more such as Alpha15, Alpha 22 etc. The next part is 2.5M which refers to the cable length on the antenna, for direct connect (Delta) antennas this is simply an X. The last bit of information we can discern from the part number alone is the connector type that is fitted, so in this example the Alpha10 has an SMAM (SMA Male) connector.
Now all that’s left are some typical applications, are you ready?
These are wall/pole mount antennas and are typically mounted to the side of buildings, these antennas can be omni directional or direction paddle antennas. They typically provide a higher gain due to their larger form factor.
- Construction Site Temporary offices
- Remote Substations
- Home offices using cellular
The through hole antennas are sometimes secure to panels that don’t have enough housing space inside or to much interference would be caused if the antenna was placed internally. Through hole antennas provide a better resistance to vandalism and all come with an IP rating.
- Electrical Panels
- Public Space Wi-Fi
- Narrow Boats
Magnetic antennas are very versatile and easy to move about when installing or working around them, the main downside being they must be installed in an environment with magnetic surfaces.
- Inside factories
- Motor Homes
Embedded antennas are not typically something you retro fit to a device and as such are normally designed into the devices/equipment.
- PCB designs
Direct connect antennas are great and prevent any cable losses from occurring however can sometimes be awkward to fit/house as they are directly connected to the device and have very limited adjustability.
- Home Router Equipment
- Signal Analysis devices
These antennas are great as they can be stuck to nearly any surface, so placement is rarely an issue however they lack any adjustability once placed.
- Mobile Security Equipment
- Temporary installations
We have now covered the basics of Siretta’s antenna range and some applications for different mounting styles however, what use cases do you have?