Side-Frame Dual-Band MIMO Antennas for 5G Smartphone Applications
Keywords:Dual band, fifth-generation (5G), multiinput multi-output (MIMO), side frame
A side-frame dual-band multi-input multioutput (MIMO) antenna system for fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication in smartphone applications is presented, operating in 3.5 GHz band (3400-3600 MHz) and 5 GHz band (4800-5000 MHz). The proposed fourelement antenna array is placed at four corners of the circuit board and printed on the side edge frame. The height of the structure is only 4.1 mm, which is compatible for ultra-thin full screen smartphones. According to the verification of HFSS and CST, ideal impedance matching bandwidths (superior to 10dB) and excellent isolations (superior to 18 dB) are obtained over the 3.5 GHz band and 5 GHz band, with peak gain of 6.18 dB and 4.9 dB, respectively.
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