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The design of a miniaturized Proximity-Coupled Microstrip Antenna (PCMA) is presented here. The antenna has very small size, wide bandwidth and moderate gain and may be used as small, compact antenna for 5GHz band Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Simulated results using IE3D software are verified by measurement. Planar, thin, light weight antennas are attractive for wireless applications. There are various types of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) standards, like, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMAX, HIgh PERformance LAN (HIPERLAN) etc. For next generation wireless networking, high-speed broadband systems HIPERLAN/, HIPERLAN/2 are proposed, which uses frequency band of 5.470 GHz - 5.725 GHz.