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Inside Frequency Control

6 Best Spectrum Analyzers to Upgrade Your Electronics Lab (2022)

Posted by Tommy Reed on Aug 26, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Is your electronics lab in need of an upgrade? It's important to keep your equipment up to date with the latest and greatest technology to keep getting the best results (and therefore a more effective product). In this post, we're going to look at 6 spectrum analyzers that will work (and look) great in your lab. 

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Topics: engineering, RF Technology, General Topics, Engineering Equiptment

The Secret to Low Phase Noise in Crystal Oscillator Circuits

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Aug 26, 2021 9:06:00 AM

Quartz crystal oscillators are the high and mighty option for low phase noise and added frequency stability in circuit design. Yes, simple oscillators like those made with resistor-capacitor (RC) or inductor-capacitor (IC) resonators are fine for some circuits. But if you're dealing with higher performance applications in aerospace, military, and space industries... you're going to want a higher performance crystal oscillator that can maintain low phase noise & strong stability. Otherwise, you'll risk deviating from the very specific (and many times critical) center frequency selected for your design.

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Topics: crystal oscillators, RF Technology, Integrated RF

5 MUST HAVE Pieces of Test Equipment For Any Electronics Lab

Posted by Tommy Reed on Aug 26, 2021 7:45:00 AM

Hi there! You must be looking to upgrade your engineering electronics lab with the latest and greatest test equipment on the market today. Well good news...this is the place to be! Cool engineers only please...meaning all of you.

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Topics: engineering, RF Technology, General Topics, Engineering Equiptment

Searching for the Perfect Crystal Oscillator? Ask These 4 Key Questions

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Aug 9, 2021 9:36:00 AM

The harsh truth is, selecting the wrong quartz crystal oscillator can quickly kill any design. With the wide variety of options and specs available in the market today, selecting the perfect crystal oscillator for your design can be a difficult and time consuming task.

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Topics: crystal oscillators

Crystal Oscillators: The Beginners Guide (OCXO, TCXO, VCXO, Clocks)

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Aug 9, 2021 7:03:00 AM

We'll be honest, crystal oscillators aren't the easiest topic to understand. That's mostly because there's a wide variety of crystal oscillator types that do different things, in different ways, for different purposes. This is largely due to the almost endless application uses. From satellite communications in space, to military & defense, to telecom and more... there's so many different needs for crystal oscillators. 

In this post we'll cover the most common types of crystal oscillator which include

  • Oven controlled crystal oscillators (OCXO)
  • Temperature compensated oscillators (TCXO)
  • Voltage controlled oscillators (VCXO)
  • Clock oscillators (XO)
  • And some other key types within each category

I know it sounds like a lot to cover, but don't worry! We're about to make things a whole lot easier for you. By the end of this post you'll learn the basic uses, advantages, and limitations of each crystal oscillator type.

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Topics: crystal oscillators, Clocks & Crystals

Top 8 Cost Drivers of Crystal Oscillators (How to Save on Costs)

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Jul 13, 2021 8:15:00 AM

One of the key things you need to know before purchasing a crystal oscillator is expected costs. There are multiple ways and specifications that can quickly drive up (and down) the costs of OCXOs and other crystal oscillators. In this post, you'll learn the top 8 cost drivers for crystal oscillators in order of most influential to least influential.

By the end of this post you'll have a much better idea of where to focus your cost-cutting efforts and to save the most in the long-term. Much of it just depends on your specific application and needs and where you're able to be more flexible.

Note: Oscillator pricing is very dependent on your specific needs and application. Be sure to contact us for specific information and pricing based on your needs.

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Topics: crystal oscillators, Clocks & Crystals, General Topics

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.

The LEO industry is skyrocketing with many new groundbreaking opportunities arising as new technologies are developed. Some even refer to this growth as the fourth industrial revolution. We're already seeing major players arise in this industry such as SpaceX, OneWeb, and Blue Origin. These are currently among the top companies in a race to bring the internet to the entire globe via Low Earth Orbit satellites.

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

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