Multi-band antennas with integrated circuitry in mobile phones


  • Leo P. Ligthart Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Kevin Boyle Philips Research Laboratories, United Kingdom



planar inverted F-antenna, multi-band, co-design of antenna with front-end circuitry


Focus of this article is on the co-design of multi-band antennas and RF circuitries. Simple circuitry can be used for matching in order to extend the antenna bandwidth. Some new design concepts are presented. Improved antenna performance has been obtained.


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