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.

Inside Track with Bruce Devine, CEO, Signal Hound
USB-powered test equipment is gaining respect, says Signal Hound CEO, because the customer finally has a full range of serious instruments available.
Gadgets: A Holiday Gift Guide for Engineers - Splitting Signals
Looking for a gift for that engineer that seems to have everything? Jean-Jacques DeLisle has some great suggestions for innovative gadgets in this edition of his “Holiday Gift Guide for Engineers”. What cool gadgets are you looking forward to giving (or receiving) this holiday season?
Tools: A Holiday Gift Guide for Engineers - Splitting Signals
The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re looking for some gift ideas for the engineer in your life (or some stuff to add to your wish list), here are some suggestions! Whether you’re into making things or just testing them out, Microwaves & RF Technical Editor Jean-Jacques DeLisle has found the right tools for the job.
Q&A With Gary Simpson, Chief Technical Officer, Maury Microwave
Maury Microwave's Gary Simpson discusses load pull trends and other topics.
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Automate RF Matrix Switching for Wireless Test
The automation of RF test systems—especially for the verification testing of wireless handsets and network devices—promises to save time while improving accuracy for common repetitive test configurations. RF switching matrix devices could be a critical aspect in improving the reliability factor of these setups.
For Long-Range Communications, Is Narrowband “It”?
For reliable and efficient long-range RF communications, narrowband systems may be a prime choice. A comparison of spectral efficiency, coexistence, and battery lifetime between narrowband communications and coding-gain techniques could demonstrate narrowband technique’s superiority for certain applications.
Mitigate Distortions in Software-Defined Wideband Receivers
To limit the effects of wideband nonlinear distortion on direct-conversion receivers, researchers in Finland and Germany have developed a method using a digital feed-forward algorithm for distortion mitigation.
Why Measure a Microwave Device at Low Frequencies?
Characterizing a microwave power amplifier or oscillator at low frequency can enable the modeling of nonlinear and noise parameters, which would be masked in traditional characterization measurements.
DARPA Advances Microwave Photonics
DARPA-funded research efforts have led to many discoveries and advancements in microwave-photonic components, such as electro-optic modulators, high-power photodiodes, low-noise laser diodes, and microwave photonic link configurations.
9 IoT-Enabling RF Transceivers
One of the greatest limiting factors in a small-form-factor and low-power design is the transceiver. Using some of the innate benefits of Internet of Things system requirements, engineers have developed ever-smaller and more capable systems-on-a-chip to enable sophisticated wireless control/communication.
Interview: Philip Sorrells, CommScope’s Vice President of Strategic Marketing
CommScope’s Philip Sorrells discusses the technologies and challenges of greatest importance to the wireless-infrastructure industry.
What’s the Difference Between Broadband and Narrowband RF Communications? 1
Substantial tradeoffs arise when choosing between a narrowband or broadband architecture for radio deployments. These tradeoffs largely depend upon the requirements of the application and type of communications system, data rate, power specification, and range requirements.
What Are the Differences between Various EM-Simulation Numerical Methods?
The wealth of RF/microwave applications and technologies requires various solutions for electromagnetically simulating the crowd of objects. A detailed understanding of the numerical methods that drive these simulators could aid a designer in choosing the most effective method for the task at hand.
GaN Drives Advances in Computer-Aided Design
As gallium-nitride devices serve a growing number of applications ranging from wireless infrastructure to military arrays, the need to rapidly and efficiently design these high-frequency/high-power devices is driving computer-aided design tools to the next level.
What Techniques Boost PA Efficiency?
The latest and future GaN amplifiers are capable of handling extreme amounts of power over very broad frequencies. This scenario brings up the fascinating design challenge of optimizing output parameters for greater efficiency in such a versatile device.

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