Practical Antenna Design for Wireless Products

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Spring 2017 Course

Dates: Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2

Time: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Decision date: Monday, May 22

Early Registration Date deadline: Wednesday, May 17

Before Early Registration Date:
Members: $405
Non-members: $435

After Early Registration Date:
Members: $435
Non-members: $455

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel
15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801

Phone 781-245-5405
Fax 781-245-5406

If paying by check, the check must be received before the appropriate dates for Early Registration and Decision Dates.

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IEEE Boston Section
One Centre Street, Suite 203
Wakefield, MA 01880

Practical Antenna Design for Wireless Products


To stay competitive in today’s fast evolving business environment, faster time to market is necessary for wireless communication products. Playing a critical role in determining the communication range of products, RF design, particularly the antenna design, becomes crucial to the success of the introduction of new wireless products. Competence in advanced antenna designs can definitely strengthen the competitive edge of RF product design or manufacturing companies.

Course Objectives

This 2-day course aims to provide participants with technical insights on the vital aspects of antenna design from a practical and industrial perspective. It covers the fundamental antenna concepts and definitions, specifications and performance of different types of commonly-used and advanced antennas in RF products. Simulation tools will be introduced and discussed. Practical implementation strategies in RF products for optimum antenna performance will also be presented.

Who Should Attend

Antenna designers, RF designers, wireless product designers, field application engineers, business development engineers and managers, design managers, and related professionals

Day 1 – Thursday, June 1st
Fundamental Concepts

1. Antenna Fundamental
Basic types of Antenna
Dipole, Monopole, helical, loop, printed PCB
Radiation Mechanism
Source of radiation
Characteristics of radiation
2. Specification and Performance
Radiation pattern
Antenna efficiency, aperture
Impedance and circuit matching
Directivity, gain
Friis Transmission Equation
3. Antenna Elements
Dipole antenna
Monopole antenna
Multi-band antenna
Miniature chip type antenna
Loop antenna

Day 2 – Friday, June 2nd
Advanced Antenna Elements

4. Miniature antenna for portable electronics
Patch, inverted-L, inverted-F
Meandered line, multi-band
5. CAD Design and Simulation
CAD tools
Design strategies
Case studies
Practical implementation strategies
6. How to design good antennas
Understand the requirements
Selection of antenna type, size and geometry
Location and placement
7. Team work with product designers, electronic engineers and mechanical engineers
Why it matters
Case studies on designing good antennas


Henry Lau received his M.Sc. and MBA degrees from UK and USA respectively. He has more than 26 years of experience in designing RF systems, products and RFICs in both Hong Kong and US. He worked for Motorola and Conexant in US as Principal Engineer on developing RFICs for cellular phone and silicon tuner applications. Mr Lau holds five patents all in RF designs. He is currently running Lexiwave Technology, a fables semiconductor company in Hong Kong and US designing and selling RFICs, RF modules and RF solutions. He has also been teaching numerous RF-related courses internationally.