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.

System Analyzes Antennas Without Anechoic Chamber
This compact measurement system can analyze radiation patterns of wireless devices to 4 GHz, without need of an anechoic chamber.
Deciding Between Mixers and Multipliers/Dividers
Frequency mixers, frequency multipliers, and frequency dividers provide RF/microwave frequency translation needed for many high-frequency systems.
Choosing Between CW and Pulsed Power Amps
Significantly different operating conditions prevent power amplifiers from being freely exchanged between pulsed and continuous-wave (CW) applications.
SOI Switches Tackle 60 GHz
A pair of SPDT switches based on silicon semiconductor wafers achieves frequency operation to 60 GHz.
Canada Strengthens Airborne Communications
A fleet of Canadian tactical aircraft has been updated with high-speed satcom modems.
Get a Jump Start on Designing Wearable Devices
A PCB-based reference design provides a start for developing wearable devices.
USAF Academy Works With Cybersecurity Developer
Collaborative efforts between industry and the USAF Academy are aimed at improving commercial and military cyber security systems.
Raytheon Enhances GaN for the USAF
A follow-on contract from the USAF enables Raytheon Co. to push the capabilities of its GaN microwave semiconductor fabrication process.
MEMS and Micromachined Waveguide Combine for 500-GHz Phase Shifter
A 3.3-b phase shifter combines micromachined waveguide and MEMS chips to achieve 10 phase states from 0 to 90 deg. at frequencies from 500 to 550 GHz.
Dielectric Microstrip Lines Achieve Low Loss at THz Frequencies 1
The same wafers used for MEMS components were the basis for near-THz microstrip transmission lines with low loss.
Using Sound Waves to Analyze MIMO
Low-cost audio speakers and sound waves were used to model the effects of multipath propagation on MIMO wireless communications systems.
Microwave Energy Aims to Improve Health
Microwave technology is increasingly becoming an integral part of medical electronic devices, whether worn or implanted.
Signal Analyzer Extends to 110 GHz
This signal analyzer is capable of making continuous sweeps from 3 Hz to 110 GHz with an internal 1-GHz instantaneous bandwidth.
Wireless Technology Connects Internet to Things
The growth of IoT technology worldwide will depend on choosing the optimum wireless technology for different environments.
What’s the Difference between MIMO and MMICs?
Modern wireless systems have long depended on monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and are increasingly relying on the use...
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