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Top 18 CAD Tools for RF and Microwave Design Engineers

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jan 25, 2022 8:45:00 AM

RF and Microwave Design can be ENJOYABLE...

Don't believe me? Many of us already know how designing can easily become extremely long, boring, and tedious. This is especially true for all you RF and Microwave Design Engineers!

Spending hours upon hours designing, finding problems, fixing problems, then repeating the process all over again...It all can become so mentally draining.

Am I bringing back bad memories? Sorry, time for the good news...

So how can you make the long and tedious design process easy (and possibly even enjoyable)? 

You guessed it... Automation and design tools are key. 

Having some great CAD tools on your side can release a significant burden off your back. These tools can save you time and dramatically increase your productivity. Our Top 4 Productivity and collaboration tools will help skyrocket your productivity even further.

Today, we thought we'd help you out by sharing these 18 CAD design tools that can lead to a more simple & enjoyable design session.

**Related Post: Check out our picks for the 5 best laptops for engineers.**

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Topics: engineering, General Topics, general

10 Powerful Collaboration & Productivity Tools for Engineers (2022)

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jan 25, 2022 8:16:00 AM

If you’re reading this, you’re about to discover 10 of the best productivity tools that we either use here at Bliley, or that we might use in the future! We feel these tools will help keep you organized, improve communication among your coworkers, and of course, make you the most productive worker possible.

Want even more productivity tools? Check out our previous article on our favorite productivity and collaboration tools.

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Topics: General Topics, Engineering Equiptment

10 Popular Software Defined Radios (SDRs) of 2022

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jan 25, 2022 8:15:00 AM

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... especially the technology related to SDR. So we thought it was time for an update.

Like last time, we tried to include as much diversity in terms of prices, applications, frequencies, and ease of use.  Our hope is the perfect software defined radio for your application is on this list. 

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Topics: RF Technology, general

Assured PNT: Going Beyond GPS Timing

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Aug 30, 2021 6:30:00 AM

The most important thing a soldier must maintain on the battlefield is Situational Awareness: being able to identify and understand what is happening around you and how it pertains to the mission. Over the past few decades, Global Positioning System (or GPS navigation technology) has become an integral tool for helping US forces stay aware of their surroundings. Now, new Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technology is helping to enhance traditional GPS timing in many ways. Time to explore further!

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Topics: GPS & GNSS, Defense & PNT

What Will the RF Industry Look Like in 10 Years? (New RF Technologies)

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Aug 30, 2021 6:30:00 AM

From smartphones to satellite service, GPS and more, RF technology is a feature of modern life that is so ubiquitous that many of us simply take it for granted.

Radio frequency engineering continues to help drive the world across many applications in both the public and private sectors. But technology advances so fast, it’s sometimes hard to predict what the world will look like in just a few years. Back in 2000, how many people outside the industry would have guessed that within 10 years, they’d be watching streaming videos on their phone?

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Topics: RF Technology

[Press Release] Bliley Partners with NexGen Micro Electronics

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jan 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

January 22, 2021

ERIE, PA — For Immediate Release

Bliley Technologies, leader in the design and manufacturing of Precision Oscillators and Timing Solutions for Communication, Industrial, Military, and Space applications, has announced their newest external sales representative partnership.

Bliley is excited to add NexGen Micro Electronics to their list of international representatives. They will be helping to represent Bliley across Turkey, the UAE, Portugal, and Mexico.

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Topics: Press Release

5 Common Types of RF Connectors (With Applications)

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Dec 8, 2020 9:15:03 AM

Do you find it difficult to identify what RF connector type you're going to use in an application? If so, don’t worry. In this article, you will learn about the different types of RF connectors and what applications they are commonly used for. 

RF (radio frequency) connectors are connectors that are designed to work at radio frequencies for signal transmission of products like radios, antennas, coaxial cables, etc. However, these connectors have a variety of types. 

Here are 5 of the most commonly used types of RF connectors.

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Topics: RF Technology, General Topics

How to Achieve Low Phase Noise with the Poseidon 2 OCXO Oscillator

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Aug 11, 2020 8:15:00 AM


The Secret to Low Phase Noise?
The Poseidon 2 Low Phase Noise Oscillator!

Bliley’s Poseidon 2 Low Phase Noise OCXO Oscillator offers the world's best low phase noise performance when subjected to dynamic random vibration conditions.  It's designed for demanding vibration and low g environments with its acceleration sensitivity as low as 0.007 PPB/G for all 3 axis of vibration.

This low phase noise oscillator is well suited for:

  • Ground Mobile
  • Airborne
  • Radar & Communication Systems
  • Shipboard Environments
  • Any applications requiring ultra low phase noise  or low g performance out to 1MHz offset
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Topics: aerospace, crystal oscillators

The TCXO Oscillator: 5 Elements of Temperature Compensated Oscillators

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jun 23, 2020 8:15:00 AM

The most common types of crystal oscillators in the world of electrical & RF engineering include OCXO, VCXO, clock oscillators, and (you guessed it) TCXO oscillators. If you're reading this post, you must want to learn more about temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO). Let's dive in and learn the basics of TCXO oscillators.

Introducing the TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator)

The TCXO, Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (Xtal oscillator), is a form of crystal oscillator used where a precision frequency source is required within a small space and at a reasonable cost.

By applying temperature compensation within the quartz crystal oscillator module, it is possible to considerably improve on the basic performance of the crystal.

In view of their usefulness, a wide range is available from many suppliers in a whole variety of packages and mounts (surface, through-hole). Some TCXOs are compatible with the dual in line format used for many through hole mounted integrated circuits.

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Topics: crystal oscillators, Clocks & Crystals

Can a Crystal Oscillator Operate Outside the Specified Temperature Range?

Posted by Bliley Technologies on May 26, 2020 8:30:00 AM


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Topics: crystal oscillators, Clocks & Crystals

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