RF engineers would love to get their hands on an ideal crystal oscillator, one which transmits at the designated frequency for the life of the device without any deviation under all conditions. Unfortunately, that ideal circuit world is a mathematical fantasy. There are many factors that contribute to oscillator stability and frequency drift issues. To prevent these problems as much as possible, having a firm understanding of frequency stability will help give you the tools to keep your applications performing optimally. But there's another problem...
Raytheon's Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) has been under development now since 2013. In 2016 the US Navy awarded the company a 1 billion dollar engineering and manufacturing development contract for the NGJ system slated to replace the ALQ-99 legacy systems used in the EA-18G electronic attack aircraft.
There is an old pearl of wisdom which claims that necessity is the mother of invention and nowhere is that truer than in the history of warfare, and especially electronic warfare. New military technology is always followed by innovative countermeasures developed specifically to defend against the new threat. In the case of electronic warfare, defensive measures quickly evolved into new offensive and intelligence gathering technologies.
Back in 2016, we wrote one of our most popular posts covering 12 popular Software Defined Radios or SDRs. While the previous post still holds some extremely valuable information, a lot has changed in 2 years... especially the technology related to SDRs. So we thought it was time for an update.
Go into any electronics lab and you will undoubtably see a benchtop multimeter. The humble bench-top multi-meter is a staple of any lane and is one of the most fundamental and highly used pieces of test equipment for electronic design.**Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you.
The following interview was originally featured on NewSpace People, a website dedicated to covering the leadership and business of the 'New Space' industry.
In this interview, Bliley's Director of Business Development Darshan Shah discusses some of our most recent (and exciting) projects, as well as what we've got in store for the next few years.