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.

Portable Instruments Include Microwave VNAs
A series of USB-compatible VNAs provide cost-effective S-parameter measurements through millimeter-wave frequencies.
Modular Chassis Holds PXI Instruments
A rack-mountable chassis supports flexible measurements using interchangeable test-instrument modules.
Board Packs Pair of Superhet Channels
A daughterboard for a SDR contains two independently tunable, 80-MHz-wide receiver channels for use to 6 GHz.
Portable Testers Add Real-Time Spectrum Analysis to 50 GHz
A line of portable RF/microwave test equipment is now available with optional real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA) capability to 50 GHz.
Differentiating BAW and SAW Technologies
BAW and SAW technologies both make use of acoustic waves as part of high-frequency filters, resonators, and delay lines.
Metamaterials Show Promise for RF Circuits
Researchers explored the capabilities of metamaterials as microwave circuit substrates.
Digital Techniques Enhance Doherty Amplifier Efficiency
Digital correction is effective for improving the efficiency and output power of microwave Doherty power amplifiers.
Smaller Synthesizers Strive for Greater Stability
Frequency synthesizers are available as single-frequency and broadband units, from tiny ICs to full subsystems including control and power-supply circuitry.
Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (8/21-8/27)
Whether you are looking for transmit integrated circuits or double-throw switches, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest components to optimize your product, device, or system.
Software Models 3D Device Processes
The sixth generation of this process modeling software can solve for device and structure capacitances and resistances.
Material Knowledge Shapes Advanced Antennas
Innovative antenna design technology has enabled a new breed of DRAs that can be shaped to fit mechanical requirements.
Flexible Radios Deliver High-Speed IoT Data Links
This series of high-data-rate wireless radios operates in the unlicensed frequency band from 902 to 928 MHz.
What’s the Difference Between Microstrip and Stripline?
The two most popular RF/microwave transmission-line formats are microstrip and stripline, with some distinct differences.
I/Q Demodulator Processes 1-GHz Bandwidths to 6 GHz
Model LTC5586 is a zero-IF I/Q demodulator with frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz and IF (I and Q) bandwidth of dc to 1 GHz.
Laminates Lay Foundation for 5G Antenna Circuits
A low-loss circuit laminate provides material characteristics that are well-suited for the design and manufacture of antennas for wireless communications systems.
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