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A coplanar waveguide (CPW)-fed planar monopole antenna with triple-band operation for WiMAX and WLAN applications is presented. The antenna, which occupies a small size of 25(L) ?? 25(W) ?? 0.8(H) mm3, is simply composed of a pentagonal radiating patch with two bent slots. By carefully selecting the positions and lengths of these slots, good dual stopband rejection characteristic of the antenna can be obtained so that three operating bands covering 2.14-2.85, 3.29-4.08, and 5.02-6.09 GHz can be achieved. The measured results also demonstrate that the proposed antenna has good omnidirectional radiation patterns with appreciable gain across the operating bands and is thus suitable to be integrated within the portable devices for WiMAX/WLAN applications.