Compact PIFA antenna

  • US 10,205,239 B1
  • Filed: 12/30/2014
  • Issued: 02/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) comprising:

  • a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a top surface and a bottom surface;

    an antenna element disposed on the top surface, wherein the antenna element comprises a plurality of slots; and

    a ground element disposed on the bottom surface and coupled to the antenna element through at least one via that extends through a hole in the ground element, wherein;

    the ground element comprises a perimeter defining an area, at least a portion of which comprises an electrically conducting layer defining an additional slot therein, andthe additional slot is distinct and separate from the hole.

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