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.

January 31, 2007 Newsletter
============================== Microwaves & RF UPDATE PlanetEE - www.planetee.com/ MWRF - www.mwrf.com/ January 31, 2007 ============================== Greetings and welcome to your personal copy of PlanetEE's Microwaves and RF UPDATE e-newsletter. ...
Digital Coms Analyzer Adds Jitter Analysis
Agilent Technologies has announced the availability of phase-noise measurement software and options for the digital communications analyzer (DCA-J). The software supports phase noise and jitter measurements of clock and data signals over a wide dynamic ...
Keithley Recognized For Customer Satisfaction
Keithley Instruments has been recognized for outstanding customer satisfaction by independent evaluation firm VLSI Research. VLSI awarded Keithley with a five-star rating among Process Diagnostics companies, the highest possible rating. The rating is ...
M/A-COM Unveils SiGe WLAN Power Amplifier
Model MAAP-008015 is a RoHS-complant 2.4-GHz three-stage linear power amplifier developed by M/A-COM for IEEE 802.11b/g multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) wireless-local-area-network (WLAN) applications requiring high gain and efficiency in a small ...
Low-Cost Mixers Build On LTCC Reliability
Leveraging the reliability of a proven low-temperature-cofired-ceramic (LTCC) multilayer circuit process, the MCA1 series of low-cost, broadband frequency mxers from Mini-Circuits is available for applications from 300 MHz to 6 GHz and for local ...
Line Stretcher Adjusts Phase Through 18 GHz
The model 9428T-MF coaxial line stretcher from ARRA provides a phase adjustment range of 15 deg./GHz over the frequency range of DC to 18 GHz. The insertion loss is only 0.5 dB to 12 GHz and only 0.75 dB to 18 GHz while the VSWR is only 1.30:1 to 4 GHz ...
SPDT Switch Spans 20 To 2500 MHz
JFW Industries has developed a high-power broadband single-pole, double-throw switch. Model 50S-1530 is a SPDT switch that handles 50 W CW power from 20 to 2500 MHz and is designed for applications where reliability is critical. The rugged switch ...
Monolithic Switch Tames 0.5 To 18.0 GHz
Model CSW0118-BD is a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch from Mimix Broadband with more than 35-dB isolation between ports from 0.5 to 18.0 GHz. The MMIC switch suffers only 1.8 dB insertion loss over ...
Amplifier Drives 2 W From 800 to 1000 MHz
M/A-COM has announced the model MAAP-007649-000100 power amplifier for applications from 800 to 1000 MHz. It drives 2 W output power over that frequency range and provides optimum performance for radio-frequency-identification (RFID) reader applications ...
Lowpass Filters Screen DC To 7200 MHz
The VLF-Series lowpass filters from Mini-Circuits provide wideband stopbands and sharp transition bands over a full frequency range of DC to 7200 MHz. With power-handling capability to 7 W, the rugged filters are supplied in stainless-steel enclosures ...
Free Catalog Contains Shielding Products
A variety of EMI/RFI shielding products is collected in the 2007 edition of the Tech-Etch catalog. It features conductive foam gaskets, finger stock gaskets, D-connector gaskets, board-level shielding, knitted mesh shielding, elastomer gasket materials, ...
Divider/Combiner Runs 2 To 4 GHz
Model A4200-2 is a two-way power divider/combiner from ARRA with better than 20-dB isolation between ports over its operating range of 2 to 4 GHz. The octave-band divider/combiner exhibits maximum VSWR of 1.30:1 with maximum insertion loss of 0.3 dB. The ...
Sofware Drives Scopes For Serial Data Testing
LeCroy has announced the availability of its QualiPHY(TM) MS Windows-based application software for use with any of its 2-GHz and higher-frequency real-time or sampling oscilloscopes as well as with protocol analyzers. The software and hardware simplify ...
Power Amplifier Drives 20 To 1000 MHz
Comtech PST has announced the model BM2719-80-3 solid-state power amplifier with 80 W output power from 20 to 1000 MHz. Ideal for military systems and instrumentation applications, the Class AB linear amplifier provides 50-dB gain with maximum input VSWR ...
Ruggedized Synthesizers Soar to 23 GHz
RF Series frequency synnthesizers from Elcom Technologies are single-loop designs with 50-microsecond frequency switching speed across bandwidths as wide as 25 percent from 1 to 23 GHz. The phase-lock-loop (PLL) synthesizers feature step sizes of 1, 5, ...

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