5G Antenna Design for Mobile Phones

On Demand

Explore how 5G will affect antenna design in high-end smartphones. Discover how simulation can be used effectively in the design of integrated mm-wave arrays and MIMO antenna systems.

5G is upon us, with the first smartphones supporting 5G expected on the market in 2019. The promise of higher speed for high data rate communication and lower latency for real-time interaction is alluring for users. Video traffic is expected to account for 73% of all mobile data traffic by 2023, and new video formats like 360-degree video will require four to five times the bandwidth of today's videos.

But what are the implications for high-end smartphone antenna design? Key to realizing the potential of 5G is the inclusion of multiple antenna systems to exploit smart beamforming for high data rate transmissions in the big bandwidth mm-wave frequency bands, and massive MIMO in the 1-7 GHz "mid-band" frequency range. This eSeminar will explore the design and simulation aspects related to both.

This eSeminar addresses these questions:

  • Can the antennas already available in 4G frequency bands be used - perhaps with minor modification - in the neighboring new 3 GHz bands?
  • How can mm-wave arrays function effectively when integrated in a metal-backed smartphone?
  • How will performance of these new small antennas be influenced by the user handling the phone?
  • What is different about human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the 5G mm-wave frequency range?
  • What are the proposed changes in standards for ensuring our safety?

About the presenter

Marc Rütschlin is a SIMULIA Senior Portfolio Technical Specialist, working on the technical formulation, positioning and marketing of microwave and high frequency related electromagnetic simulation solutions across industries. Prior to his current role, Marc worked for CST as a Principal Engineer, global Market Development Manager (MW&RF) and Industry Development Manager (High Tech). He joined CST in 2007 after completing his PhD in Electronic Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and post-doctoral studies at NIST in Boulder, Colorado, and at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, working on electromagnetic wave propagation in buildings and small antenna design respectively.