Considerations on Configurable Multi-Standard Antennas for Mobile Terminals Realized in LTCC Technology
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This paper is an extended version of a paper presented at the EuCAP 2009 conference . We present part of a long term research project that aims on designing a (re-)configurable multi-standard antenna element for 4G (4th Generation) mobile terminals based on LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic) technology. The antenna itself is a coupling element  that efficiently excites the chassis of the mobile terminal to radiate as an entire antenna. Coupling is optimized by a reactive tuning circuit. Several of these tuning circuits are realized in a single LTCC component and can be multiplexed to the antenna by a SPnT (Single Pole n Thru) antenna switch integrated into the LTCC component. The coils and capacitor in the LTCC component are configurable on the top-layer of the component. Thus, the component is configurable according to different mobile terminal chassis configurations and multiple bands.
Document typePeer reviewed
SourceRadioengineering. 2009, vol. 18, č. 4, s. 395-401. ISSN 1210-2512
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