A proposed smartphone design that includes a 4G antenna operating at 860 MHz and a 5G array at 28 GHz is analyzed in XFdtd to determine operating characteristics and any mutual coupling. A brief study of configurations is performed to find the best positioning for each antenna.
Series-fed patch elements forming an array are simulated to demonstrate antenna performance and beamforming including S-parameters, gain, and effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) at 28 GHz. Beam steering is performed in one plane by adjusting the phasing at the input ports to each of eight elements.
Remcom’s MPI+GPU technology and large memory support are used to simulate an inter-vehicle communication system operating in traffic on a highway. This example demonstrates how massive electromagnetic design problems become tractable while still using the high resolution offered by an FDTD simulation.