Inside Frequency Control

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

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Feb 27, 2019 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

4 Hidden Mysteries of Quartz Crystal Oscillators (A Not-So-Boring History)

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Feb 12, 2019 9:04:00 AM

 

The development of crystal oscillators has literally changed the world. Technically that can (and is) said about many things. But think about it! Without crystal oscillators, we may have never seen precision timing in clocks, wide and clear radio broadcasts, or important communication methods within military and space programs.

Imagine how different our world might be without these now commonplace technologies. 

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Topics: crystal oscillators

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: OCXO, crystal oscillators, Ultra-Low Power 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. That is, one that transmits at the designated frequency for the entire life of the device without any frequency deviation. 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: crystal oscillators, Frequency Stability

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: crystal oscillators, Aviation

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: crystal oscillators, TCXO

How To Select the Best Quartz Crystal Oscillator Type for Your Application

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

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: crystal oscillators, C4ISR

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: crystal oscillators, CMOS

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: crystal oscillators, CMOS, Clocks