MIMO performance of today's metal-covered handset

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This paper discusses on the evolution of smartphones in recent years and its effects on antenna performance. Up-to-date design framework is introduced, and comparison of recent metal-rim antennas is presented. Especially, the paper analyzes further the MIMO performance of a recently published realistic metal-covered handset design with LTE, GPS, and Wi-Fi antennas. The designed antennas cover frequency bands 704-960 MHz, 1.56-1.61 GHz, 1.71-2.69 GHz, 2.4-2.484 GHz, and 5.15-5.875 GHz. New results on multiplexing efficiency and ergodic capacity are presented. In very challenging design environment, the design shows good performance despite the modest matching levels and efficiencies.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Apr 201813 Apr 2018
Conference number: 12


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleEuCAP
CountryUnited Kingdom
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    Research areas

  • Antenna, Ergodic capacity, Handset, Metal cover, Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), Multiplexing efficiency

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