Printed λ/8-PIFA for Internal Penta-Band Mobile Phone Antenna

Konferenz: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
23.03.2009 - 27.03.2009 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: EuCAP 2009

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Wong, Kin-Lu; Chang, Chih-Hua (Department of Electrical Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan)

A small-size printed PIFA operated at its λ/8 mode as the fundamental mode for achieving WWAN (wireless wide area network) operation in the mobile phone is presented. The proposed PIFA has a simple structure of comprising two radiating strips of length about λ/8 at 900 MHz and is fed using a coupling feed. Two λ/8 modes are generated by the two radiating strips and occur at close frequencies at about 900 MHz to form a wide lower band to cover GSM850/900 operation. The two radiating strips also generate two λ/4 modes at about 1900 MHz to form a wide upper band for GSM1800/1900/UMTS operation. Penta-band WWAN operation is hence achieved, yet the proposed PIFA only occupies a small printed area of 15 × 31 mm2 or 465 mm2 on the system circuit board of the mobile phone. Details of the proposed PIFA are presented. The SAR (specific absorption rate) and HAC (hearing aid compatibility) results for the proposed PIFA are also analyzed.