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The TCXO Performance Guide (Plus 4 Common Types)

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2017 10:47:46 AM / by Rob Rutkowski posted in TCXO

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TCXO Performance Qualities

A standard TCXO has quite a few performance qualities. Some of the most common performance figures are summarized below:

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5 Key Wireless Technologies for IoT Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 6:30:00 AM / by Bliley Technologies posted in IoT, wireless

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad term which encompasses the multitude to wirelessly connected devices that surround us. It applies not only to smartphones and tablets, but to millions of machines, devices, and new twists on traditional products which were previously not connected to the internet. But what makes it all possible? How do these devices connect to the internet and communicate with each other?

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5 Great Engineering Laptops (Plus Free CAD Tool Guide)

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 7:38:36 PM / by Bliley Technologies posted in innovation, engineering

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Finding the Best Performing Engineering Laptop

Our engineering team at Bliley is growing, which is great, but it also introduces some new challenges for small business like ours... finding the best performing engineering laptops for our engineers. 

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How to Prevent Rain Fade in Satellite Communications

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2017 6:30:00 AM / by Bliley Technologies posted in satcom

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Hurricane season 2017 has been one for the books. This year, North America has experienced some of the biggest and strongest hurricanes EVER in recorded history. Harvey, Irma, and Maria struck back, to back, to back, causing some of the worst destruction the world has ever seen. One thing many of us probably look over during a hurricane is its impact on satellite communications. Environmental factors, such as precipitation from hurricanes, can lead to a challenging phenomenon known as rain fade

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How Does Satellite Communication Work From Space?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 7:48:00 AM / by Rob Rutkowski posted in satcom, RF, satellite constellations,, satellite, COTM

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The international space station (ISS) is traveling in orbit around our earth at about 217 Miles (350 km) above earth’s surface. That’s equal to about 1,148,294 feet (yes, over 1 MILLION feet) or 350,000 meters above you. Those are some crazy heights! The ISS and other satellite communication devices must be able to cover a ton of earth’s surface from there, right?

Maybe. Maybe not. Let’s explore...

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Could an Accidentally Shattered Quartz Crystal Lead to the "Impossible"?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2017 8:20:00 AM / by Charles Bliley

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While looking through the Bliley archives for material to write about for this new installment of Stories From The Bliley Vault, I discovered a very interesting set of two letters— one from a minister in South Africa from 1936 and another from an Army Colonel in 1942.

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What is SIGINT and How is it Used in Electronic Warfare?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2017 6:30:00 AM / by Bliley Technologies posted in Aviation, Electronic Warfare

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Intelligence-driven decision-making is at the heart of daily operations and strategic planning for modern militaries and intelligence agencies, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) is a big part of what makes it possible. Today we’ll discuss how SIGINT works and why it is so important, especially as it applies to Electronic Warfare applications.

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20 Popular Cube Satellite Companies in Today's Market

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2017 7:28:00 AM / by Rob Rutkowski posted in space, spacecraft, new space

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Welcome to the new world of CubeSat Manufacturers! These small satellites are becoming more and more popular in today’s new space industry. Their increasing popularity is mostly because of their small, lightweight, and inexpensive designs. The standard 1U Cube Satellite is 10cm x 10cm x 10cm in size. However, since their inception in 1999, new Cube Satellite companies have developed more variations in size to meet desired payload levels. A 1.5U, 2U, 3U, 6U, 8U, 12U etc. are now offered to meet customer's growing specifications. 

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In Loving Memory of the Cassini Spacecraft (And our BG61 Crystal) 1997-2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2017 10:51:19 AM / by Rob Rutkowski

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The Cassini Spacecraft, 20, of NASA died on Friday, September the 15th of 2017 while passing through Saturn's fierce atmosphere on the way to it's mysterious surface.

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Trends in In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC)

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2017 6:30:00 AM / by Bliley Technologies posted in IFEC

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In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) technology has advanced considerably in recent years, and will experience significant growth and innovation in the near future. Let’s explore what this rapidly evolving and improving technology means for the customer experience and for aviation-related fields in the radio frequency industry.

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