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.

February 15, 2007 Newsletter
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VNA Integrates Second Signal Source
Agilent Technologies has launched the PNA-X vector network analyzer (VNA) with a single-connection solution for two-tone and swept local-oscillator (LO) measurements from 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz. The VNA features an integrated second signal source and ...
Anritsu Pushes VNA To Higher Frequencies
Anritsu Company has enhanced the performance of its Lightning Broadband model ME7808C vector network analyzer (VNA) for more source power at higher frequencies. Designed for testing active and passive devices from 40 MHz to 110 GHz, the analyzer delivers ...
Free Handbook Guides Semiconductor Testing
Keithley Instruments has just published a free handbook for semiconductor parametric testing, "Parallel Test Technology: The New Paradigm for Parametric Testing." The 60-page handbook provides an overview of the emerging test technique known as parallel ...
Digital Phase Shifter Handles 100 W
Model P6D-38N-0CC is a digital phase shifter from G. T. Microwave that can handle power levels to 100 W CW from 700 to 1400 MHz. It controls a full 360-deg.phase range in 5.63-deg. steps via 6-b TTL control. The switching speed is a mere 3 microseconds. ...
Microwave Modules Increasing Integration
As the sophistication of commercial and military systems grows, RF/microwave designers are being asked to supply more functions in smaller modules.
LNA Line Extends Coverage Through 20 GHz
A company well known for its power amplifiers has developed a line of GaAs pHEMT LNAs with narrowband and broadband versions as well as several gain options.
Speedy Synthesizers Shoot For Low Noise
These miniature frequency synthesizers employ dynamic optimization to reach the best combination of fast switching speed and low phase noise over wide bandwidths.
Crosstalk: An Interview with iTerra's Peter Walters
Peter Walters is president and CEO of iTerra Communications (Palo Alto, CA). iTerra designs die, packaged components, and multi-chip modules (MCMs) that give customers strategic system performance advantages. The company specializes in ...
Adapter Saves SMAs During Testing
Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp. has announced a new "Connector Saver" adapter that can ease the task of testing components or cable assemblies with SMA connectors. The adapter features an SMA jack on one end and an SMA plug modified for "slide-on" ...
Terminations Stop 800 W Power
The ECT line of coaxial terminations from EPX Microwave spans power levels from 1 to 800 W and frequencies from DC to 18 GHz. Connector options range from SMAs on smaller components to EIA 7/16 and N type connectors on the highest-power models. As an ...
Isolators Range 7.2 To 15.5 GHz
Renaissance Electronics Corporation has launched a series of high-frequency drop-in isolators for applications fro 7.2 to 15.5 GHz. Priced at just $24.95 in quantities of 100 to 5000 units, these in-stock isolators feature high isolation and low loss ...
Bluetooth Testers Gain Capabilities
New capabilities have been added to the CBT Series of Bluetooth RF testers from Rohde & Schwarz. The CBT-B41 hardware option adds two multitone generators and two audio analyzers to allow manufacturers to create test scenarios for Bluetooth equipment ...
Software Boosts On-Wafer Test Accuracy
The latest version of the WinCal XE measurement software from Cascade Microtech is written to increase the accuracy of on-wafer RF measurements. The new software version includes hybrid calibrations for multiport measurements, handling as many as four ...
Spectrum Analyzer Scours 9 kHz to 8 GHz
MetricTest is offering RF/microwave test equipment from Advantest in the United States. One of the Advantest instruments is the model U3751 spectrum analyzer, with a frequency range of 9 kHz to 8 GHz. The analyzer features resolution-bandwidth filters ...

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