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.

M/A-COM Expands Linear PA Line
M/A-COM has added a pair of RoHS-compliant power amplifiers (PAs) to its family of heterojunction-bipolar-transistor (HBT) amplifiers. Models MAAPSS0103 and MAAPSS0104 are designed for IEEE 802.16d WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) that require ...
Agilent Teams With Beceem On WiMAX Solution
Agilent Technologies and Beceem Communications have signed an agreement to develop high-speed manufacturing test solutions for mobile WiMAX devices based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. Agilent will initially develop the solution based on their MAG ...
Discriminator Centers on 24 GHz
Designed for point-to-point microwave radio applications, the model HPCPE-26 discriminator from Radio Waves, Inc. is the latest member of a discriminator famility designed to provide superior sidelobe performance at microwave frequencies. The ...
LitePoint Launches One-Box WiMAX Tester
LitePoint Corporation has released its IQmax-100 one-box manufacturing test solution for WiMAX. Designed for high-volume WiMAX manufacturing test, the system features an integrated vector signal analyzer (VSA) and vector signal generator (VSG) capable of ...
February 15, 2007 Newsletter
============================== Microwaves & RF UPDATE PlanetEE - www.planetee.com MWRF - www.mwrf.com February 15, 2007 ============================== Greetings and welcome to your personal copy of PlanetEE's Microwaves and RF UPDATE e-newsletter. ...
VNA Integrates Second Signal Source
Agilent Technologies has launched the PNA-X vector network analyzer (VNA) with a single-connection solution for two-tone and swept local-oscillator (LO) measurements from 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz. The VNA features an integrated second signal source and ...
Anritsu Pushes VNA To Higher Frequencies
Anritsu Company has enhanced the performance of its Lightning Broadband model ME7808C vector network analyzer (VNA) for more source power at higher frequencies. Designed for testing active and passive devices from 40 MHz to 110 GHz, the analyzer delivers ...
Free Handbook Guides Semiconductor Testing
Keithley Instruments has just published a free handbook for semiconductor parametric testing, "Parallel Test Technology: The New Paradigm for Parametric Testing." The 60-page handbook provides an overview of the emerging test technique known as parallel ...
Digital Phase Shifter Handles 100 W
Model P6D-38N-0CC is a digital phase shifter from G. T. Microwave that can handle power levels to 100 W CW from 700 to 1400 MHz. It controls a full 360-deg.phase range in 5.63-deg. steps via 6-b TTL control. The switching speed is a mere 3 microseconds. ...
Microwave Modules Increasing Integration
As the sophistication of commercial and military systems grows, RF/microwave designers are being asked to supply more functions in smaller modules.
LNA Line Extends Coverage Through 20 GHz
A company well known for its power amplifiers has developed a line of GaAs pHEMT LNAs with narrowband and broadband versions as well as several gain options.
Speedy Synthesizers Shoot For Low Noise
These miniature frequency synthesizers employ dynamic optimization to reach the best combination of fast switching speed and low phase noise over wide bandwidths.
Crosstalk: An Interview with iTerra's Peter Walters
Peter Walters is president and CEO of iTerra Communications (Palo Alto, CA). iTerra designs die, packaged components, and multi-chip modules (MCMs) that give customers strategic system performance advantages. The company specializes in ...
Adapter Saves SMAs During Testing
Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp. has announced a new "Connector Saver" adapter that can ease the task of testing components or cable assemblies with SMA connectors. The adapter features an SMA jack on one end and an SMA plug modified for "slide-on" ...
Terminations Stop 800 W Power
The ECT line of coaxial terminations from EPX Microwave spans power levels from 1 to 800 W and frequencies from DC to 18 GHz. Connector options range from SMAs on smaller components to EIA 7/16 and N type connectors on the highest-power models. As an ...

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