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.

Test Set Handles BLE Extended Data
This latest upgrade for a Bluetooth test set supports testing of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) performance.
GaN Transistors Pass 300W through 4 GHz 1
These high-power discrete GaN transistors can achieve more than 300 W output power through 4 GHz.
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Switch Controls DC To 8 GHz
This broadband single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch features low loss and good isolation from DC to 8 GHz.
VCO Cuts Phase Noise at 2.5 GHz
This VCO is designed for low-noise use at 2.5 GHz.
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USB Sensor Reads Power to 6 GHz 2
A compact USB power sensor reads power levels to 500 W at frequencies to 6 GHz.
In-Series Adapter Passes 40 GHz
This low-loss adapter joins 2.9-mm male and female connectors to 40 GHz.
Coaxial Amplifier Gains 0.5 to 18.0 GHz
This broadband amplifier provides flat, 25-dB gain from 500 MHz to 18 GHz.
Book Review: Spectrum and Network Measurements, 2nd Edition
Spectrum and network measurements can be considered the lifeblood of the RF/microwave electronics industry, since these measurements provide tremendous insight into the frequency-domain behavior of devices, components, circuits, and systems at RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave frequencies.
Chip Resistors Lower TCRs
A line of surface-mount resistors offers resistance values from 10 Ω to 3 MΩ with power ratings to 2 W.
VCO Drops Phase Noise at 1050 MHz
A low noise VCO tunes from 850 to 1050 MHz.
SAW Filter Screens GPS
A surface-mount SAW filter passes only GPS signals at 1575 MHz.
Phase Shifter Controls 0.5 to 2.0 GHz
A digitally controlled phase shifter provided a 360-deg. control range from 500 to 2000 MHz.
Divider Goes Four Ways to 40 GHz
A broadband four-way power divider operates from 3 to 40 GHz with coaxial connectors.
3-GHz PIN Switch Controls 100 W
A high-power switch operates to 3 GHz in a plastic package for commercial and military applications.
Clock Source Kills Jitter to 1.25 GHz
This circuit distributes timing signals with minimal noise and jitter for analog and digital applications.

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