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10 Unique Holiday Gifts for Engineers (2019)

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Oct 22, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Is it too early to start thinking about holiday gifts? Absolutely not! The holiday season is approaching quickly, so we wanted to help you start thinking through some great gift ideas for the engineers in your life (or soon to be). We also wanted to make this your not-so-average gift idea post that doesn't include your typical (boring) engineering mug or neck-tie gifts. Without further ado, here's 10 unique holiday gifts for engineers.

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Topics: General Topics, Engineering Equiptment

How are Robots Used in Space Exploration?

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Sep 10, 2019 8:22:00 AM

Historically, the role of robotics in space exploration has been significant due to the uninhabitable conditions of non-terrestrial planets in the solar system. According to AZO Robotics, a robot is defined as “a self-controlled device consisting of electronic, electrical or mechanical units that can function in place of a living agent.” In this post, you'll learn some basic history about robots in space exploration and 5 of the most popular robotics systems used in space history.

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Topics: General Topics

8 Common RF Engineering Problems That Impact RF Engineers

Posted by Kayla Case on Sep 5, 2019 8:22:00 AM

What's the best way to solve a problem? Preventing the problem from occurring in the first place (or knowing exactly how to tackle an inevitable problem whenever it occurs). In this post, we're going to cover 8 of the most common RF engineering problems that impact RF engineers on the regular. Making yourself more aware of these frequent RF engineering problems will allow you to be more prepared with a solution (or even prevent them from happening in the first place). Less problems = better engineering productivity & happier RF engineers!

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Topics: General Topics, general

10 Powerful Collaboration & Productivity Tools for Engineers (2019)

Posted by Emily Parker on Aug 27, 2019 8:16:00 AM

If you’re reading this, you’re about to discover 10 of the best productivity tools that we either use here at Bliley, or that we might use in the future! We feel these tools will help keep you organized, improve communication among your coworkers, and of course, make you the most productive worker possible.

Want even more productivity tools? Check out our previous article on our favorite productivity and collaboration tools.

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Topics: General Topics, Engineering Equiptment

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