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Inside Frequency Control

RF Engineering Basics: 10 Essential Commandments

Posted by Gage Barrowcliff on Jul 16, 2019 9:04:00 AM

RF engineering is a branch of Electrical Engineering involving the use of electrical magnetic frequency properties to produce products that will transmit or receive these frequencies.

RF engineers can face a lot of challenges and frustration. This frustration can be caused from all the discrepancies and complex maps of components used in RF circuits.

In order to be a successful RF engineer, a few habits and processes can be formed. Here are 10 critical tips to be an efficient RF engineer.

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Topics: Leadership, engineering, General Topics

How Automation Can Improve Safety in Manufacturing Facilities

Posted by Guest Contribution on Jul 11, 2019 12:12:16 PM

Businesses now have more of an incentive than ever before to invest in robotics and other automated systems. Thanks to continued advances in technology, such systems let buyers achieve higher levels of efficiency and precision than they would if they spent the same sums on purely human capital.

The benefits don’t end there, though. Automation can also generate solutions to persistent safety challenges. In this article, we will describe several types of automated safety solutions and examine their use in real-world manufacturing, machining, and construction environments.

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Topics: General Topics

5 Best Waveform Signal Generators in 2019

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Jun 12, 2019 9:46:23 AM

I have a feeling you're in need of some new test equipment... a new signal generator to be exact. If so, you've come to the right place. Maybe your current signal generator is outdated. Or maybe you're looking for your first one (in which case we'd be honored). 

No matter the reason, we wanted to share with you the best selection of waveform signal generators on the market today to help you make the best purchase based on your needs.

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Topics: General Topics, Engineering Equiptment

5 Best Affordable Consumer Drones on the Market (2019)

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Feb 5, 2019 9:02:00 AM

Drones have officially begun to constantly fly through the minds of society.  The technology advances in flight technology, flight modes, and controls along with the advancements in portable photography and video technology have caused an explosion with amateur and professional photographers and videographers. 

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Topics: General Topics

6 Best Spectrum Analyzers to Upgrade Your Electronics Lab (2019)

Posted by Tommy Reed on Dec 31, 2018 11:36:00 PM

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 great in your lab. 

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

3 Great Oscilloscopes For Any Budget (2019 Edition)

Posted by Tommy Reed on Dec 31, 2018 11:34:00 PM

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

5 Best Bench top Multimeters (2019)

Posted by Tommy Reed on Dec 31, 2018 11:21:00 PM

Go into any electronics lab and you will undoubtably see a bench top multimeter.  The humble bench-top multimeter is a staple of any lane and is one of the most fundamental and highly used pieces of test equipment for electronic design. 

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

As the name implies, the multimeter is useful for a wide range of measurements and tests.  Bench top digital multimeters, or DMMs, can be used to to make the basic (Ohm’s Law) measurements:

  • Measure resistance
  • Measure voltage
  • Measure current
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Topics: engineering, General Topics, Engineering Equiptment

5 Great Engineering Laptops (Plus Free CAD Tool Guide)

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Dec 31, 2018 11:17:00 PM

Finding the Best Performing Engineering Laptop


Our engineering team at Bliley is growing, which is great, but it also introduces some new challenges for small business like ours... finding the best performing engineering laptops for our engineers.

We want to give our engineers the best tools available and create an environment where they can be their most innovative and do the best work of their careers.  Of course, a key to this whole equation is the technology they use day-to-day to get those next generations products designed. We recently kicked off a search for the best laptops that are perfect for engineering workloads. As you can probably imagine, the ideal laptop for an engineer needs to have great compute and graphics power.

The battery life needs to last most of the day (because what’s the use of getting an ultra-portable engineering laptop that has to be tethered to a power outlet all day?!?).  The CAD tools an engineer relies on every day require a lot of memory to run smoothly, and most engineers prefer to work with multiple monitors, so expandability is important too!

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Topics: engineering, General Topics, general, Engineering Equiptment

6 Great Power Supply Options for Your Electronics Lab

Posted by Tommy Reed on Dec 31, 2018 11:16:00 PM

Have you noticed that your electronics lab could use a little upgrade from the 1970s to the present? If so, you've come to the right place. A reliable DC power supply is often considered a requirement in many of today's electronics labs. We wanted to share a few great power supply options to help you take your outdated power supply equipment further!

*This post contains affiliate links in which we will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

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Topics: General Topics

5 Great Standing Up Desks for Engineers

Posted by Tommy Reed on Dec 31, 2018 11:16:00 PM

Maybe you've heard about the many benefits of using standing up desks and you want to increase in your mood and energy levels. Or maybe you currently use a makeshift (crap) stand-up desk like this and want to make an upgrade to your engineering work-space...

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Topics: Leadership, engineering, General Topics, general