A small-size planar inverted-F antennas (PIFA) for penta-band operation in the folder-type mobile phone is presented. The PIFA occupies a small volume of 2.1 cm3 only. Instead of using the conventional direct contact feed, the proposed PIFA uses a coupling feed, which allows the antenna in its open state or talk condition to generate a dual-resonance lower band of bandwidth 300 MHz (780-1080 MHz, 3:1 VSWR or 6-dB return loss) to cover GSM850/900 operation. In addition, the PIFA can also generate a very wide upper band of band-width 925 MHz (1368-2293 MHz) to cover GSM1800/1900/UMTS operation. When the mobile phone is in its close state or standby condition, the obtained lower and upper bands can still cover GSM850/900/1800/ 1900/UMTS penta-band operation with impedance matching better than 6:1 VSWR or 3-dB return loss, which is acceptable for the mobile phone in standby condition for practical applications. Details of the proposed PIFA and the obtained results are presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering