Dual-Band 10-Element MIMO Antenna for Sub-6 GHz MIMO Applications in 5G Smartphones


  • Ali Sufyan The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Punjab
  • Khan Bahadur Khan Faculty of Engineering, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • Waqar Aslam Department of CS & IT, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • Yasir Salam Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan.


LTE band 42/43 and 46, MIMO, 5G, sub-6 GHz, smartphones.


The dramatic growth of mobile users, IoT-based applications, and astounding channel capacity requirements to connect trillions of devices are some huge challenges of the previous mobile generations, 5G turned up the key solution. Although the 5G MIMO can boost channel capacity and spectrum efficiency, it is very challenging to integrate multiple antennas into a mobile phone with limited space. Therefore, we presented a multi-band 10-elements array antenna operating at the LTE (long term evolution) 42, 43, and 46 frequency spectrum (sub-6 GHz band) for MIMO applications in fourth/fifth generation (4G/5G) modern mobile phones in this paper. A simple T-shaped slot antenna is designed to acquire 10-element MIMO antenna implementation in LTE 42/43 and 46 bands. The presented antenna array is integrated using a low-priced FR-4 substrate which is typically used for 5.7- 6-inch smartphones and possesses dimensions of 150mm × 80mm × 0.8mm. The simulated results show superb impedance matching and isolation between ports (> -12 dB), radiation efficiency (>70 %), and Envelope Correlation Coefficient (ECC< 0.05) over the operational frequency. Consequently, the designed MIMO antenna array is effectively favorable for the 5G MIMO smartphone to enhance data output and the spectrum efficiency.

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Ali Sufyan, Khan Bahadur Khan, Waqar Aslam, & Yasir Salam. (2022). Dual-Band 10-Element MIMO Antenna for Sub-6 GHz MIMO Applications in 5G Smartphones. International Journal of Innovations in Science & Technology, 4(2), 375–382. Retrieved from https://journal.50sea.com/index.php/IJIST/article/view/212