This research proposes a new planar hexaband antenna for compact wireless USB dongles. A folded meander-patch and a monopole element are employed to generate multiple broadband resonances supporting WiBro, WLAN, Bluetooth, 2.5/3.5GHz WiMAX, and S-DMB bands. This novel hexaband antenna, built into a compact USB dongle, measures only 10×50×1mm3
. The measured 10dB return loss bandwidths of the fabricated antenna are 21.1% (2.29-2.83GHz), 11.6% (3.25-3.65GHz), and 20.2% (5.13-6.28GHz). The radiation efficiency and gain of the antenna are also tested in this study.
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