Inside Frequency Control

PARC - A Hub of Innovation

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Apr 10, 2018 7:46:00 AM

Bliley Technologies is proud to be partnered with PARC, the Palo Alto Research Center, a leading hub of innovation in a wide range of cutting-edge 21st-century technologies. PARC has deep expertise in the high-tech fields of big data, optoelectronics, semiconductors, large area electronics, model-based reasoning for AI, and is a pioneer in the field of ubiquitous and context-aware computing.

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Topics: Ultra-Low Power OCXO, crystal oscillators, OCXO

Common Misconceptions About Crystal Oscillator Stability

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Feb 27, 2018 6:30:00 AM

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...

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Topics: Frequency Stability, crystal oscillators

The Future of Unmanned Vehicles

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Sep 5, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Unmanned vehicles have changed our world over the past 15 years, and continue to do so one battlefield, one site inspection, and one independent film at a time. Science fiction writers, engineers and military thinkers alike had envisioned robotic and autonomous warfighting machines for years, and in the early 21st century, they became a viable and widely used option in warfare. But as they continue to advance and become less expensive, what does future hold for unmanned vehicles?

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Topics: Aviation, crystal oscillators

Common Applications for Clipped Sinewave TCXOs

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Aug 29, 2017 6:30:00 AM

One of the most important decisions an RF engineer will make when designing a new system is choosing the right type of oscillator, and determining what signal output will be the best fit for the application. Each come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this article, wer're talking about temperature controlled crystal oscillatos (TCXO) and the clipped sinewaves they produce. We'll cover the pros and cons of the TCXO and its signal type, as well as some common applications that these oscillators are used with.

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Topics: TCXO, crystal oscillators

Choosing the Best Crystal Oscillator Type for Your Application

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Aug 23, 2017 7:03:00 AM
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Topics: OCXO, TCXO, VCXO, Clocks, crystal oscillators

How Crystal Oscillators Keep C4ISR Systems On Target

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Aug 22, 2017 6:30:00 AM
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Topics: C4ISR, crystal oscillators

CMOS vs. LVCMOS: Which is the Best Output Signal for Your Application?

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Aug 8, 2017 6:30:00 AM
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Topics: CMOS, LVCMOS, crystal oscillators

CMOS Clocks: Advanced Timing Capabilities for Extreme Environments

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jul 11, 2017 6:30:00 AM

CMOS Clocks are a key technology that enables everything from laptops and smartphones to satellites and spacecraft to function. But what exactly do these devices do, and how are they beneficial in extreme environments and demanding applications? In this article, we will give a quick overview of the benefits of CMOS clocks, and how RF engineers put them to work in some of the most challenging applications.

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Topics: CMOS, Clocks, crystal oscillators

How to Maintain Frequency Stability in Crystal Oscillators (Plus FREE Checklist)

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jun 27, 2017 6:30:00 AM

One of the core challenges any RF engineer faces is maintaining frequency stability in crystal oscillators. In an ideal world, an oscillator would transmit at the desired frequency indefinitely and without deviation…but of course, we don’t live in an ideal world, and frequency drift is a real problem in many applications. There are a number of factors which can cause an oscillator to deviate from the correct frequency, but it is not an insurmountable issue, and there are various approaches engineers can take to improve stability. In this article, we will discuss approaches to maintaining a high degree of stability in crystal oscillators.

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Topics: OCXO, TCXO, crystal oscillators

How To Make Sure You Aren't Overpaying for Your Oscillator

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jun 20, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Oscillators have become an indispensable technology in the modern world. They are the core component that makes RF engineering possible, which in turn is what enables everything from cell phones to Wi-Fi to GPS. The modern, interconnected economy and life as we understand and experience it every day would grind to a halt if crystal oscillators were not abundant, well designed, and reasonably affordable. But what determines oscillator pricing?

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Topics: crystal oscillators

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