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
Symmetricom Shrinks Atomic Clocks
Time-keeping specialist Symmetricom has developed the SA.3Xm family of miniature precision atomic clocks for applications short on space but requiring precision timekeeping and frequency control. The new atomic clock is available in two versions: the ...
Modelithics Enhances Nonlinear Device Library
Computer-aided-engineering (CAE) modeling specialist Modelithics has released an enhanced version of their Non-Linear Transistor Model Library for the Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS) suite of CAE software tools. The upgrade adds several new ...
AR Modular RF Adds T/R Switching To Amplifier
AR Modular RF has created a new 50-W RF power amplifier module that includes RF sensing transmit/receive (T/R) switching. Designed for the satellite communications (Satcom) band of 200 to 400 MHz, the amplifier performs transmit switching in only 40 ...
Johanson Manufacturing Launches 300-W Termination
Johanson Manufacturing has announced a rugged flange-mounted termination that handles 300 W maximum power (250 W typical power) from DC to 3.5 GHz. Model TF250AB12 exhibits better than 1.10:1 VSWR from DC to 1 GHz and better than 1.40:1 VSWR across ...
Agilent Improves Noise-Figure Measurements
Agilent Technologies has developed an improved approach to noise-figure measurements. By applying the new source-corrected noise-figure (NF) measurement capability of the Agilent PNA-X vector network analyzers (VNAs), the benefits of vector error ...
AVX Releases High-Rel Catalog
AVX Corporation has made available its high-reliability catalog of passive components and interconnects for defense, aerospace, and space applications. The catalog showcases the company's comprehensive range of rugged, military-qualified products ...
September 20, 2007 Measurement Solutions Series Newsletter
Microwaves & RF UPDATE | September 20, 2007 Jack Browne, Technical Director Improve Noise-Figure Measurement Accuracy Use ...
Genesys2007.08 Software Is Shipping
Agilent Technologies has announced that the latest version of the Genesys computer-aided- engineering (CAE) software, Genesys2007.08, is now shipping. The software provides realistic statistical component variations as part of its simulations, along ...
Free Handbook Helps Test Engineers
Agilent Technologies has announced the availability of a new 200-page, full-color technical guidebook for test engineers. It provides an overview on building test systems, including a strong emphasis on the local-area-network (LAN) based LAN ...
Narda Introduces LNA Modules To 18 GHz
Narda Microwave-East has introduced a comprehensive line of low-noise-amplifier (LNA) modules with frequency coverage to 18 GHz and noise figures as low as 1.8 dB. The LNA modules are suitable for a wide range of applications, including broadband ...
What's All The Noise About?
Noise is a part of every electronic device and circuit. Electrons do not travel in perfectly controlled paths, and these random electron motions, along with the effects of temperature, result in a certain level of noise. Of course, noise can spring ...
MITEQ Adds Broadband PA
MITEQ has augmented its line of broadband power amplifiers with the model AMF-2B- 00030300-15-32P, which provides 2 W (+33 dBm) output power from 30 MHz to 3 GHz with 20 dB gain. The compact amplifier measures 2 x 2 x 0.5 inches and runs on a +24-VDC ...
Narda Offers LNA Modules To 18 GHz
Narda Microwave-East has developed a line of compact low-noise-amplifier (LNA) modules for broadband applications through 18 GHz. They offer noise figures as low as 1.8 dB and as much as 28 dB gain with output power at 1-dB compression as high as +20 dBm ...
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 ...
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