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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012, Article ID 516487, 7 pages
Research Article

Printed Internal Pentaband WWAN Antenna Using Chip-Inductor-Loaded Shorting Strip for Mobile Phone Application

1Institute of Electromagnetics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2006 Xi-Yuan Avenue, Western High-Tech District, Sichuan, Chengdu 611731, China
2College of Software Engineering, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu 610225, China

Received 10 July 2012; Accepted 17 September 2012

Academic Editor: Minh-Chau Huynh

Copyright © 2012 Yong-Ling Ban et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A compact size on-board printed antenna using capacitive coupled-fed excitation to generate multiple resonant modes for penta-band WWAN operation (GSM850/900/GSM1800/1900/UMTS2100) is presented in this paper. The proposed antenna occupies only a small footprint of 15 × 25 mm2 on one corner of the circuit board and a protruded ground of 10 × 15 mm2 is displaced with close proximity to the antenna portion. The proposed antenna has a very simple structure which is composed of two separate strips: a loop strip with an inserted chip inductor and an L-shaped feeding strip. The loop strip is shorted to the ground and generates a resonant mode at 890 MHz to cover the GSM850/900 band (824–960 MHz) while the feeding strip contributes to the GSM1800/1900/UMTS210 band (1710–2170 MHz) operation. With such a small size, the proposed antenna can achieve compact integration on the circuit board of the mobile phone, thus the proposed scheme is quite suitable for the slim mobile phone application. Good agreements between simulations and measurements are obtained. Details of proposed antenna are presented and some key parameters are studied.