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.

Scrutinize the Specs to Identify the Right Switch
Selecting a switch for an RF/microwave application can be simplified by understanding the capabilities of different switch types.
Sorting Through Computer Engineering Software
A growing number of CAE software tools are available for simulating the performance of RF/microwave circuits through systems.
Radio Frequency Systems
Compact Antennas are Almost Invisible
A line of compact antennas works with signals from 71 to 86 GHz.
Coaxial Resonator Oscillator Cuts Noise at 3.5 GHz
This compact coaxial resonator oscillator features low phase at a carrier frequency of 3500 MHz.
DLVA Grabs 0.5 to 2.0 GHz
This rugged DLVA provides a wide logging range from 500 MHz to 2 GHz.
Microwave Modules Drive 100 W to 96 GHz
This pair of microwave power modules provides high power levels through millimeter-wave frequencies to 96 GHz.
MEMS Source Clocks Wearable Applications
This miniature MEMS-based oscillator provides clock signals from 1 to 26 MHz with reduced power and size compared to traditional quartz-crystal oscillators.
Gauging IMD/PIM in Microwave Components
Understanding the causes and effects of IMD and PIM can motivate designers to seek out new ways to minimize distortion in components and systems for wireless applications.
Dual Directional Couplers Hit 2.5 GHz
This pair of dual directional couplers handles as much as 200 W CW power from 500 to 2500 MHz.
Crystal Oscillators Shrink in Size and Phase Noise
A line of surface-mount OCXOs operating through 100 MHz offers low phase noise with low power consumption in small packages.
High-Linearity Mixer Upconverts 3 to 8 GHz
This active mixer produces low-noise output signals from 3 to 8 GHz.
GaN Devices Provide Broadband Power
These GaN devices and amplifiers support higher-signal-power applications through 14.50 GHz with high gain and high PAE.
CMOS Transceiver Tackles 210 GHz with OOK Modulation 1
Affordable radio communications devices for millimeter-wave frequencies will free the way for low-cost communications across short distances in relatively unused frequency bands.
Optically Tunable Metamaterials Fit Flexible Substrates
Metamaterials have been gaining attention recently for their capabilities in tuning high-frequency circuits.
Silicon CMOS Synthesizes Signals at 60 GHz
Demand for millimeter-wave technology for short-range communications links and automotive safety systems is growing.

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