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.

AWG Delivers 20 GHz With 65 GSamples/s
This compact modular AXIe format arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) delivers a 20-GHz analog bandwidth by merit of its 65 GSamples/s sampling rate.
Custom MMIC
SPDT Switch Controls 20 GHz
A SPDT switch operates from DC to 20 GHz with positive gain slope.
Power Amplifiers Boost 0.8 to 9.5 GHz
A line of GaAs PHEMT power amplifiers provide as much as 30 dB gain from 0.8 to 9.5 GHz.
Coupler Directs 12.4 to 18.0 GHz
A coaxial directional coupler with 6-dB nominal coupling serves a wide range of uses from 12.4 to 18.0 GHz.
RF Industries
Adapter Shrinks PMI Levels
A 4.1/9.5 (mini) DIN female-to-female adapter features low passive intermodulation (PIM) distortion.
GaN Powers Amp Modules
A pair of power amplifier modules based on GaN technology provide a choice of 20 or 50 W output power from 6 to 18 GHz.
PIN-Diode Limiter Protects Receiver LNAs
A PIN diode limiter provides passive protection for receivers and their front ends from 0.2 to 4.0 GHz.
Amplifier Modules Boost 6 to 18 GHz
A line of amplifiers based on traveling-wave tubes provides high output-power levels at microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies.
Manage an EM Simulator without a Mortgage
CAE tools have grown over recent years from “engineering curiosities” into essential parts of the design process.
Portable PIM Analyzers Run Swept-Frequency Tests
Passive-intermodulation (PIM) performance is essential to the successful operation of many wireless communications systems, although it typically must be tested with a number of fairly high-level test tones.
Model GVA-123+
Amp Achieves Flat Gain to 12 GHz
This surface-mount amplifier provides flat gain from 10 MHz to 12 GHz.
PXI/PXIe VNAs Reach 26.5 GHz
This new line of PXI/PXIe RF/microwave vector network analyzers packs two ports of measurement power into each module, with available test frequencies to 26.5 GHz
GaN MMIC Switch Controls 100-W Pulses
This surface-mount GaN-based SPDT switch handles as much as 40 W CW power and 100 W pulsed power from 0.5 to 6.0 GHz.
DAC Silences Spurious for 1-GHz Bandwidth
These high-performance DACs operate with full output bandwidth as wide as 1 GHz and with bit resolution to 16 b at sampling rates to 2.50 GSamples/s.
SDR Approach Seizes 6 GHz 1
A compact software-defined radio (SDR) provides the outstanding performance and flexibility needed to support many different communications applications through 6 GHz.

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