Jack Browne

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.

Articles
Amplifier Boosts 30 MHz To 3 GHz
MITEQ has announced its model AMF-2B-00030300-150-32P broadband power amplifier for applications from 30 MHz to 3 GHz. Over that range, the amplifier offers 2 W (+33 dBm) output power with nominal gain of 20 dB. The amplifier measures 2 x 2 x 0.5 inches ...
SOA Amplifies 100 Gb/s Optical Networks
CIP has announced an innovative semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) for all-optical networks operating to 100 Gb/s. The amplifier, which features a gain recovery time of 10 ps, is a nonlinear device with 20 dB gain. It is suitable for a wide range of ...
Log Detector Operates To 10 GHz
Hittite Microwave has developed the model HMC611LP4(E) logarithmic detector/controller for coverage of the 1-MHz-to-10-GHz range. The detector, which converts an RF input power level to a proportional output DC voltage, features a dynamic range of better ...
PNA VNAs Add Embedded LO Capability
Agilent Technologies has announced the availability of an embedded local oscillator (LO) measurement capability for its PNA Series of vector network analyzers (VNAs). This arms the VNAs with the ability to test frequency converters and mixers without ...
Aeroflex Airs Synthetic Test Environment
Aeroflex has made available its Synthetic Mulifunction Adaptable Reconfigurable Test Environment based on a truly synthetic test environment that includes hardware, software, test practices, and support. Based on the firm's fifth generation of synthetic ...
Course Offers Training On ESD Control
The ESD Association (Rome, NY) and the Automated Learning Corporation (Kanata, Ontario, Canada) have announced the availability of a new training course in electrostatic discharge (ESD) control. The course can be custom tailored to meet company-specific ...
MMIC LNA Serves 3.5 To 7.0 GHz
Hittite Microwave has developed a 50-ohm MMIC amplifier for applications from 3.5 to 7.0 GHz. Suitable for use as an LO buffer and in military and space applications, the model HMC392LC4 GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) features 2.5 dB noise figure ...
Agilent Announces LXI Attenuator/Switch Drivers
Agilent Technologies has developed several LXI attenuator/switch drivers for use in bench-top and automatic-test-equipment (ATE) environments. Using the LXI LAN-based commuications protocol for test equipment, the new drivers provide an intuitive ...
LXI Consortium Reports $200 Million Annual Sales
The industry trade group supporting the LXI LAN-based instrumentation standard, the LXI Consortium, has reported that annual sales of LXI-equipped test and measurement equipment now exceeds $200 million (USD). Reporting at the recent AUTOTESTCON show, ...
SMT Mixer Spans 1.8 To 2.1 GHz
Mini-Circuits has announced the model HJK-212+ surface-mount-technology (SMT) frequency mixer for wide-dynamic-range applications from 1800 to 2100 MHz. The mixer works with local oscillator signals from 1660 to 1960 MHz and +17 dBm to produce ...
On-Line System Helps Design Filters
Teledyne KW Microwave has announced a free on-line design application tool that allows engineers to create custom bandpass filters in real time. The program's dynamic interface is designed to reduce the time needed to develop a filter according to a ...
MITEQ Adds 31-GHz PA
MITEQ has developed the model AMF-4B-26003100-100-36P coaxial power amplifier for applications from 26 to 31 GHz. Over that frequency range, the amplifier delivers about 5 W output power with nominal small-signal gain of 18 dB. The amplifier is supplied ...
Willtek Unveils 7.5-GHz Portable Analyzer
Willtek Communications has launched its 9103 handheld spectrum analyzer with frequency range to 7.5 GHz. The analyzer, which includes an RMS detector, features a wide range of automatic measurements suitable for evaluating wireless systems performance, ...
September 14, 2007 Newsletter
Microwaves & RF UPDATE | September 14, 2007 Jack Browne, Technical Director It lets your brilliant RF designs take flight. What ...
Antenova Shrinks GPS Antenna Module
Antenova announced what it claims to be the world's smallest single-package GPS system solution, combining an integrated-circuit (IC) receiver with a patented GPS antenna. The GPS RADIOVA M10214-A RF antenna module features the model GSC3LTf GPS ...
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