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Inside Frequency Control

5 FAQs About Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Constellations

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Jun 15, 2021 7:50:00 AM

 

With the recent start of the new space revolution and the rapid growth of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation technology in recent years, there have been tons of questions being asked as to what all these new LEO satellite innovations and technologies are all about.

In this post, we're going to answer:

  • What exactly is the purpose of these large LEO constellations?
  • Why are so many satellites needed?
  • How are LEO satellites different from traditional satellites?
  • Which frequency bands will these constellations operate on?
  • Who are the current major players in this space? (No pun intended)

Trust me, you’re going to want to know ALL of the answers with so much talk happening right now around this topic.

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Topics: Space & Satellites

Is It Too Early for Businesses to Invest in 5G Infrastructures?

Posted by Guest Contribution on May 12, 2021 10:07:56 AM

With so much hype around 5G over the last few years, it’s understandable that business leaders would be skeptical of its promises. As Larry Downes points out in Harvard Business Review, the implications for 5G for businesses are so diffuse and novel that many business leaders have a hard time imagining them, much less putting financial trust in them. So, will 5G’s promises be fulfilled?

All signs point to yes, though it will probably take a few years. But don’t let that fool you into thinking there’s time to waste.

History shows us that when new technologies disrupt industry, it happens at lightning speed. The businesses most poised to benefit from the era of 5G are those that are laying the foundation by building and offering 5G solutions today.

Keep reading to learn what 5G is, where its future is headed, and why now is the time to invest in 5G infrastructure.

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Topics: IoT, 5G

[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

Buy OCXOs - Immediate Oscillator Pricing for Design Engineers

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Oct 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Have you noticed how difficult it seems to find transparent pricing for frequency control & crystal oscillator components? If so, you're not wrong. Traditionally, it has been difficult to find quick, standard pricing for all things frequency control. Instead, you're basically forced to go through the long quoting process to even get an idea of expected pricing. So why is this? In this post I'm going to explain why OCXO oscillator pricing has been traditionally hard to find, and how Bliley's innovative pricing approach will make your procurement process so much easier.

Also, be sure to check out our OCXO immediate pricing guide at the end of this post!

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Topics: crystal oscillators, Clocks & Crystals

Avoid These Disastrous 5G Timing & Sync Problems (With Solutions!)

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Sep 2, 2020 8:30:00 AM

The world is officially hyped to get their hands on new 5G technology. In fact, there was a recent spike in excitement when Verizon announced the release of the first 5G compatible phone, Moto z3.

However, there is still a long way to go until 5G networks are available nationwide. As we get closer to that point, new timing and sync problems are arising.

Let's take a look at some of these foreseen timing challenges that are coming with the implementation of 5G networks. Then, we'll cover some possible solutions to these problems.

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Topics: 5G

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

[Video] Bliley's New Low-g Sensitivity OCXO Quartz Crystal Oscillators

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Jul 28, 2020 7:56:00 AM

We sat down with our very own Greg Rogers, VP of Product Engineering, at IMS 2017 this year to give you an up-close and personal experience with Greg and, more importantly, our low g-sensitivity crystal oscillators

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Topics: crystal oscillators

3 Great Oscilloscopes For Any Budget (2021 Edition)

Posted by Tommy Reed on Jul 22, 2020 8:45:00 AM

One of the most common pieces of test equipment for any electronics lab are oscilloscopes.  Oscilloscopes, or o-scopes for short, are versatile pieces of test equipment that can be used in a multitude of different critical measurements.  While oscilloscopes are standard in almost every electronics lab, they come in many different shapes, sizes, and price points.

Are you building out an electronics lab?  
Check out our recent post on the 5 key pieces of test equipment needed in any electronics lab!

**Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you.

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Topics: RF Technology, General Topics

7 Powerful Features on Bliley's Online Shop for OCXO Oscillators

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Jul 21, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Bliley Technologies online store is the newest, most powerful tool to quickly shop high-performance OCXO oscillators at amazing prices.

In this post, I'm going to show you 7 powerful features on the online store that will help you

  • Quickly find the best OCXO oscillator for your needs
  • Find the best cost/performance ratio on the market
  • Get lightning fast lead times on all in-stock parts (receive your order within days!)
  • Get the most cost savings possible (access real-time price breaks)
  • And more
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Topics: crystal oscillators, General Topics