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A compact dual-polarized double E-shaped patch antenna with high isolation for pico base station applications is presented in this communication. The proposed antenna employs a stacked configuration composed of two layers of substrate. Two modified E-shaped patches are printed orthogonally on both sides of the upper substrate. Two probes are used to excite the E-shaped patches, and each probe is connected to one patch separately. A circular patch is printed on the lower substrate to broaden the impedance bandwidth. Both simulated and measured results show that the proposed antenna has a port isolation higher than 30 dB over the frequency band of 2.5 GHz - 2.7 GHz, while the return loss is less than - 15 dB within the band. Moreover, stable radiation pattern with a peak gain of 6.8 dBi - 7.4 dBi is obtained within the band.