Challenges associated with antenna integration

Thorpe, Robert
February 2005
Portable Design;Feb2005, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p26
This article discusses the challenges associated with integrating the antenna into a cellular handset. It is said that a poor antenna can also harm power consumption and battery life. A less efficient antenna will produce less power at the base station and, the closed-loop power control system will have to compensate for that. For these reasons, a reasonable amount of space must be given to the antenna, and the handset designer must be willing to work with the antenna designer to solve any problems that might arise.


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