With the vast emergence of new mobile applications, multiband operation in a compact size is mandatory for market penetration. In this paper, a new mobile handset antenna suitable for both mobile and wireless LAN services is presented. The antenna operates for most of the mobile applications such as the GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900, UMTS 2100, and most of the LTE bands, especially the low frequency LTE 700 band at -10 dB. The antenna also supports the WIMAX, WLAN, and the ISM bands. The antenna not only has a compact size, but also supports a low SAR radiation at all the operating frequencies. The antenna consists of two concentric open rings that act as quarter wavelength monopoles. The inner ring radiates at 900 MHz, while the outer ring radiates at 700 MHz. The inner ring works as a monopole radiator as well as a slot radiator fed by another rectangular monopole. The advantage of the slot is that it supports a wide range of modes that by its role open the radiation band from 1.65 to 3.6 GHz. The antenna meets three challenging parameters: compact size, multiband operation including low frequency bands, and low SAR radiation. Good agreement is noticed between the experimental and simulated results.
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