Jack Browne

Technical Contributor,
Microwaves & RF

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

Gauging IMD/PIM in Microwave Components
Understanding the causes and effects of IMD and PIM can motivate designers to seek out new ways to minimize distortion in components and systems for wireless applications.
Dual Directional Couplers Hit 2.5 GHz
This pair of dual directional couplers handles as much as 200 W CW power from 500 to 2500 MHz.
Crystal Oscillators Shrink in Size and Phase Noise
A line of surface-mount OCXOs operating through 100 MHz offers low phase noise with low power consumption in small packages.
High-Linearity Mixer Upconverts 3 to 8 GHz
This active mixer produces low-noise output signals from 3 to 8 GHz.
GaN Devices Provide Broadband Power
These GaN devices and amplifiers support higher-signal-power applications through 14.50 GHz with high gain and high PAE.
CMOS Transceiver Tackles 210 GHz with OOK Modulation 1
Affordable radio communications devices for millimeter-wave frequencies will free the way for low-cost communications across short distances in relatively unused frequency bands.
Optically Tunable Metamaterials Fit Flexible Substrates
Metamaterials have been gaining attention recently for their capabilities in tuning high-frequency circuits.
Silicon CMOS Synthesizes Signals at 60 GHz
Demand for millimeter-wave technology for short-range communications links and automotive safety systems is growing.
Vector Signal Generators Hit 6 GHz
This trio of vector signal generators provides analog and digital modulation for carrier frequencies from DC to 6 GHz.
PIN Switch Runs 30 MHz to 3 GHz
A SPDT PIN diode switch handles CW power levels to 100 W from 30 MHz to 3 GHz.
Pairing the Right Oscillator with the Right Application 1
This guide helps match oscillator performance to the requirements of different applications.
Investigating ICs for Tomorrow’s Radios
This application note provides guidance on optimizing the performance of transmit and receive integrated circuits (ICs).
Synthesizer Modules Extend to 82 GHz
A trio of low-noise frequency synthesizer modules provides test signals covering bands of 27 to 40 GHz, 50 to 67 GHz, and 76 to 82 GHz.
Sorting Through Spectrum Analyzer Specifications
Spectrum analyzers are extremely versatile and useful test instruments that have long been used to study RF/microwave signals. The display screen has often served as a “window on a wireless world,” allowing users to capture and identify different signals within a bandwidth of interest.
Switches Handle Heat of Automotive Applications
A pair of switches reach as high as 6 GHz with AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certification for automotive applications.

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