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.

GaN FET Generates 81.3 W At 9.5 GHz
This discrete field-effect transistor is the most powerful commercial GaN device yet developed at this frequency and is a strong sign of the technologys high-power potential.
High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Generates 2.8 W At Q-Band Frequencies
In support of emerging millimeter-wave communications systems, Michael Aust and associates from Northrop Grumman (Redondo Beach, CA) have developed a high-efficiency monolithic power amplifier capable of 2.8 W (+34.5 dBm) output power at Q-band ...
Free Catalog Covers Prototyping Machines
LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced the availability of a free 2006 catalog focused on rapid printed-circuit-board (PCB) prototyping. The catalog features more than100 pages of the firm's latest PCB prototyping equipment, with explanations of features ...
Protek Adds Pair of Dual-Trace Scopes
Protek Test & Measurement has added two versatile dual-trace analog oscilloscopes to their extensive instrument lineup. Models 6020 and 6030C feature 20- and 30-MHz analog measurement bandwidths, respectively. The 30-MHz instrument offers a built-in ...
Meca Announces Low-Loss Divider/Combiners
Meca Electronics has developed a line of rugged "tee" configuration RF two-and three-way power divider/combiners that are well suited for in-building wireless applications. Models cover the frequency range from 800 MHz to 6 GHz, and all units are rated ...
Elcom Systems Unveils Detector/Mixer
Elcom Systems has announcedthe availability of the model DM-51-SMA/M zero-bias coaxial RF detector/mixer for applications thgrough 4.2 GHz. It features 0.5 mV/microwatt nominal sensitivity for power measurements with nominal VSWR of 1.35:1 and no worse ...
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IPP Announces 150-W, 6-GHz Hybrid Coupler
Innovative Power Products (IPP) has announced a new series of high-power 3-dB 90-deg. couplers with power-handling capabilities through 200 W CW. The highest-frequency member of the group is model IPP-2055, which operates from 2 to 6 GHz. It will combine ...
Boonton Develops USB Power Meters
Boonton Electronics has developed a line of Universal Serial Bus (USB) power meters, with the first two members being models 52012 and 52018. The new meters operate from 10 MHz to 12.4 GHz and 10 MHz to 18.5 GHz, respectively, and can make accurate power ...
Reliability Conference To Convene in Phoenix
The IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium's (IRPS) annual conference returns to Phoenix, AZ next April 15-19, 2007 in the new Phoenix Convention Center. The three-day conference focuses on the study of failure mechanisms for microelectronic ...
Aeroflex Bolsters Test Software With WiMAX
Aeroflex has added new features to its IQCreator test software to support the fast-growing WiMAX 802.16 standard for broadband wireless metropolitan area networks (WMANs). The latest version of the software, version 8.3, also adds support for cellular ...
Trilithic Launches Filter For TMAs
Trilithic has announced their CFB5-899 series of RF/microwave filters with high quality factor (Q) and stable performance with temperature. Suitable for forming diplexers and multiplexers for cellular applications, such as in support of tower-mounted ...
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 ...

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