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Antenna Design for Mobile Terminals

About the presenter

Dr. Hanyang Wang

Dr. Hanyang Wang
Huawei Fellow Chief Mobile Antenna Expert Huawei Technologies

Dr. Hanyang Wang received his Ph.D. degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., in 1995. From 1986 to 1991, he served as a lecturer and an associate professor with Shandong University, Jinan, China. From 1995 to 1999, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K., and the University of Essex, Colchester, U.K. From 1999 to 2000, he was with Vector Fields Ltd., Oxford, U.K., as a software development and antenna engineering consultant engineer. In 2001, he joined Nokia U.K. Ltd., Farnborough, U.K., where he worked as a mobile antenna specialist for 11 years. He joined Huawei after leaving Nokia, and he is currently the chief mobile antenna expert and the head of the mobile antenna technology division at Huawei Technologies. He leads a large group of antenna experts and engineers, and takes full leadership and responsibility in the research and development of antenna technologies to guarantee the market success of all Huawei’s mobile terminal products, ranging from smartphones, laptops, tablets, MiFi, data cards, smart watches, BT headsets, routers, IoT, smart screens, CPE, AR/VR, and automobiles. He is an adjunct professor with Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, and Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He holds 45 granted US/EU/CN patents, including 27 US patents. His current research interests include small, wideband and multiband antennas for mobile terminals, MIMO antennas, and antenna arrays for 5G sub-6 GHz and 5G millimetre-wave mobile communications. He has authored over 120 refereed papers on these topics. He received the Nokia Inventor of the Year Award in 2005, the Nokia Excellence Award in 2011, and the Huawei Individual Gold Medal Award in 2012. His patent was ranked number one among 2015 Huawei Top Ten Patent Awards. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters since January 2015. He is a Huawei Fellow and an IET Fellow.


Small, low profile and compact antenna designs have been receiving considerable attention in recent years because of their wide applications in mobile terminals, such as smart phones, laptops, tablets, MiFi, data cards, smart watches, BT headsets, routers, IoT, smart screens, CPE, AR/VR, and automobiles. Over the years, antenna design for mobile terminals has become increasingly difficult. This is mainly attributed to more and more frequency bands, carrier aggregations (CA), E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (ENDC) and Multi-input Multi-output (MIMO) requirements. A smart phone should now have a large number of antennas, including 2G/3G/4G/5G Sub 6GHz antennas, GPS antennas, WiFi antennas, MIMO antennas and a NFC antenna. For mobile terminals of the 5th generation of mobile communications at mm-Wave frequency bands, antenna design is even more complex and challenging.
It is the intention of this plenary talk to present the audience with a broad picture in the area of mobile terminal antenna design from the perspectives of both theoretical methodology and practical applications. The following topics will be addressed: (a) The evolution of mobile terminal antennas; (b) Common modes and differential modes used in mobile terminal antennas; (c) Single band and multi-band antennas; (d) Antenna pair for MIMO applications; (e) Reconfigurable antennas, including impedance tuning and aperture tuning; (f) Performance evaluation of mobile terminal antennas; and (g) mm-Wave antenna design for mobile terminals.

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