Design and Simulation of a 2.4 GHz/5.6 GHz WLAN Antenna on PCB Technology

This application note describes the design and simulation of a simple printed circuit board (PCB) antenna for 2.4 GHz and 5.6 GHz using the NI AWR Design Environment, inclusive of Microwave Office circuit design software and AXIEM 3D EM planar simulator.

  • The first example is a 2.45 GHz single band antenna
  • The second example is a dual band version for 2.4 GHz and 5.6 GHz
  • The third example investigates sensitivity to PCB material tolerances