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Included in this month's collection of interesting RF and microwave engineering articles is RF Cafe advertiser Windfreak Technologies, maker of, among other things, USB-controlled signal generators, with an article featured in Microwave Product Digest about those devices. If you have never been involved in defense contracting and manufacturing, you cannot appreciate the figurative 'hoops' that need to be jumped through in order to comply with all the government regulations. My first 15 years in the electronic realm were spent in that environment, after which I toiled in the commercial realm. Pressures are great in both, but the defense contracting environment was definitely more ulcerating. Steve Walley has an article discussing the issue. Here are a few new pieces you might find interesting.
Here is a complete list of all featured RF & microwave articles in 2016.
Posted February 11, 2016