Practical Antenna Design for Wireless Products – Postponed


Dates:  Postponed to the Fall 2020.  Exact dates TBD.

Time: TBD

Decision date:  TBD

Early Registration Date deadline:  TBD

Before Early Registration Date:
Members:  $450
Non-members:  $485

After Early Registration Date:
Members:  $485
Non-members:  $525

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

If you have any questions, please reach out to us via phone or email:  Phone 781-245-5405, email

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

Make Checks payable and send to:
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.


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.

A complimentary book – ‘Practical Antenna Design for Wireless Products’, authored by the Speaker, will be distributed to each participant.

Who Should Attend: 

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

Course Content: 

DAY 1:  (Thursday, March 5th)

Fundamental Concepts

  1. Antenna Fundamental

Basic types of Antenna

Dipole, Monopole, helical, loop, printed PCB

Radiation Mechanism

Source of radiation

Characteristics of radiation

  1. Specification and Performance

Radiation pattern

Antenna efficiency, aperture

Impedance and circuit matching

Directivity, gain

Friis Transmission Equation

  1. Antenna Elements

Dipole antenna

Monopole antenna

Multi-band antenna

Miniature chip type antenna

Loop antenna

DAY 2 (Friday, March 6)

Advanced Antenna Elements

  1. Miniature antenna for portable electronics

Patch, inverted-L, inverted-F

Meandered line, multi-band

  1. CAD Design and Simulation

CAD tools

Design strategies


Case studies

Practical implementation strategies

  1. How to design good antennas

Understand the requirements

Selection of antenna type, size and geometry

Location and placement

  1. 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 27 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 IoT and wireless solutions company in Hong Kong and US designing and selling RFICs, RF modules, Radar and IoT solutions. He has also been teaching numerous RF-related courses internationally.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us via phone or email: Phone 781-245-5405, email

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be refunded (less a $50 processing fee) up to the early registration cut-off date. Please refer to each course for cutoff dates. After that date, only substitutions are allowed.