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.

White Mountain Labs Opens ESD Center
White Mountain Labs has opened a new facility for studying the effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD) on electronic circuits. The new Center for ESD is a 19,400 square-foot building located in the Phoenix Tech Center (Phoenix, AZ). About one-half of ...
ITT Microwave Systems Unveils Dual Synthesizer
ITT Microwave Systems has developed a dual-synthesizer version of its Wavecor direct-digital-synthesizer (DDS) product. The dual synthesizer, capable of generating multiple waveforms from 300 MHz to 18 GHz, features typical spurious levels of -65 dBc. ...
ESA Chooses Peregrine for PLLs
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Peregrine Semiconductor's European operation, Peregrine Semiconductor Europe, to develop a radio-frequency integrated-circuit (RFIC) phase-locked loop (PLL) for use in various ESA applications. The procurement ...
November 21, 2006 Newsletter
============================== Microwaves & RF UPDATE MWRF - www.mwrf.com November 21, 2006 ============================== Greetings and welcome to your personal copy of PlanetEE's Microwaves and RF UPDATE e-newsletter. Please see below for ...
FDTD Modeling Of ELF Radar Supports Calculations Of Geodesic Grid
MODELING THE EARTH'S PROPAGATION behavior at extremely low frequencies (ELFs) is an effective method for developing a three-dimensional geodesic grid of the Earth-ionosphere cavity for the purposes of studying electromagnetic (EM) precursors to ...
Agilent Announces Free Preamplifier Note
Agilent Technologies is offering a free application note, "Preamplifiers and System Noise Figure." Geared for users of spectrum analyzers, the note explains how to improve measurement accuracy by using a low noise amplifier in front of a spectrum ...
Power Sensors Work With USB Computers
These miniature power sensors connect to a personal computer via its USB port, providing power measurements from 50 to +20 dB at frequencies to 18.5 GHz, with a 26.5-GHz model available within 2006 and plans for 40 GHz in early 2007.
Krytar Announces 2-To-18-GHz Diode Limiter
Krytar has developed the model KSL2018 broadband PIN-Schottky diode limiter with a wide frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz. Capable of handling 1 W continuous wave (CW) power and as much as 100 W peak power (with a 1-microsecond pulse at 0.1-percent duty ...
Site Speeds Search For RF/Microwave Components
This upgraded search function supports parametric selection of components based on actual measured data, allowing engineers to quickly match a component to an application.
Method Scrutinizes Behavior Of WCDMA Signals With A Spectrum Analyzer
FREQUENCY-SELECTIVE MEASUREMENTS using a spectrum analyzer are one of the proven techniques for measuring the power of a communications signal, even for complex waveforms such as used in wideband code-division-multiple-access (WCDMA) systems. ...
StratEdge Packages Make It To Mars
Packaging specialist StratEdge has seen its packages fit into many tight places, but usually here on Earth. But one of its SE20 power amplifier packages is now playing a key role in transmitting information from the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and ...
Samtec Offers High-Speed Cable Guide
Samtec has introduced its High Speed Cable Guide with information about its expanded lines of cable assemblies, cables, and custom capabilities. The literature includes information on the firm's 50-ohm and 75-ohm coaxial and Twinax cable assemblies along ...
Don't Lose Sight Of Importance Of Test
Modern communications systems and their components are not like your fathers Oldsmobile.
Low-Cost Set Aids Handset Production Testing
Agilent Technologies has introduced the Agilent GS-8000 Lite WIreless Functional Test System for low-cost manufacturing test of mobile handsets. The multifunction system supports a vareity of wireless communications standards for handset testing, ...
Free Articles Explore Scope Fundamentals
A series of free, downloadable articles from ZTEC Instruments cover the fundamentals of making oscilloscope measurements. The three-part article series covers, respectively, vertical-axis measurements, horizontal-axis measurements, and frequency-domain ...

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