Jean-Jacques DeLisle


Jean-Jacques DeLisle
Technical Editor

Jean-Jacques graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he completed his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. In his studies, Jean-Jacques focused on Control Systems Design, Mixed-Signal IC Design, and RF Design. His research focus was in smart-sensor platform design for RF connector applications for the telecommunications industry. During his research, Jean-Jacques developed a passion for the field of RF/microwaves and expanded his knowledge by doing R&D for the telecommunications industry. Journalism was always a passion of Jean-Jacques’ as well. He enjoyed writing for RIT’s university publication in addition to working on white papers, patents, and technical articles.

Jean-Jacques is excited to cover the latest trends in research, technology, and products. He is also determined to help engineers gain access to information services, which will aid in the design process while preventing many engineers from having to "reinvent the wheel"--a problem that is so common to the field.

GaN MMICs For Small Cells Get A Doherty Power Boost
Saving cost and space is a significant incentive for integrating the parts of microwave power amplifiers. There is a tradeoff of performance that could be enhanced by external passive components and clever power splitting in PAs.
RF Sensors Biodegrade Under Pressure
Biodegradable RF sensors could save patients a costly extra surgery if they can be made to safely break down in the body.
Plunging Into My First IMS
Our Technical Engineering Editor prepares for his inaugural trip to the RF/microwave industry's flagship extravaganza.
Microwave Week Makes A Splash In Tampa Bay
IMS 2014 is host to over 575 companies in the microwaves industry from around the world while the symposium consists of technical paper presentations, workshops, tutorials, and a variety of social events. WAMICON 2014, RFIC, and ARFTG will all take place within Microwave Week at the same bustling Tampa Convention Center.
Single-Layer PCB Supports Millimeter-Wave Applications
By taking advantage of the unlicensed frequency band, 60-GHz antennas can produce highly directional beam patterns. Single-layer PCB antenna arrays could provide a cost-effective and robust platform for advanced millimeter-wave applications.
Android Smartphone Controls Cognitive Phased Array
Using a smartphone as a cognitive controller for a phased-array system could enhance the operation and interconnectivity of such devices.
32-nm SOI CMOS Process Enables 210-GHz Transceiver
A research group out of California has developed a 210-GHz CMOS fundamental transceiver on a 32-nm SOI CMOS process.
Thick Metal Cladding Benefits High-Frequency Laminates
A thick metal cladding laminated to a typical high-frequency substrate has many potential benefits. It may solve issues caused by thermal stress, connector mounts, strip-line metal thickness requirements, and housing connections.
EM Simulation Software Optimizes Large Microwave Cavities
Using sub-gridding techniques along with time-domain and frequency-domain simulations, it is possible to enhance the designs of complex microwave cavity heaters.
RF Mixers Pine For Linearity And Dynamic Range
Mixers are used throughout the RF industry wherever significant frequency translation is needed. Using the dynamics of a nonlinear node and clever circuitry, which forces some linear behavior from the mixing device, two input signals can be multiplied or divided. Diodes, Schottky diodes, bipolar-junction transistors (BJTs), or field-effect transistors (FETs)...
Millimeter-Wave Advances Give Science A Boost
Using millimeter-wave technology to enhance the quality of experiments on subatomic particle physics colliders or to enable the imaging of cosmic radiation is just the tip of the iceberg for a growing field of advanced devices.
Product Trends: Signal Generators Meet The Latest Standards Head-On
Signal generators have had to advance beyond the tunable continuous-wave (CW) devices of the tube age to serve an industry that is densely packed with complex modulation and high-fidelity requirements.
MMIC PIN-Diode Limiters Operate to 20 GHz
PIN-diode limiters are a versatile RF component that can be configured for a wide range of performance specifications. Integrating PIN diodes into a MMIC eliminates the packaging parasitics and enables multiple order limiter structures capable of enhanced power handling.
Wireless Power Transfer Resonates to Extend Reach
From defense, medical, automotive, and commercial applications, long distance and highly efficient wireless power transfer has a lot to offer. Using resonant structures to boost the efficiency and range of wireless power could open the doors for wide industry adoption.
MIMO Antenna Covers Four Modern Bands
A research team from India proposes a multiple-band MIMO antenna that covers many modern telecommunication bands.
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