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Beyond the Degree: 3 Traits of a Successful RF Engineer

Posted by Bliley Technologies on May 9, 2017 6:30:00 AM

These are exciting times to be an RF engineer. With the advent of 5G, the Internet of Things, and the increasing expansion of the private sector into space, we are about to witness some extraordinary developments in radio frequency tech in the next decade.

There are a lot of engineers coming out of school who want to get in on the action. So, what are the traits that help an RF engineer succeed? What distinguishes those who advance in their careers and land the most desirable positions from those who don’t? Let’s explore this in detail and break down 3 of the most important qualities that make a successful RF engineer.

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Topics: engineering, Recruiting, RF Engineering

Don’t Make These Errors in Your RF Board Design

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Apr 25, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Whether it’s a fancy new gaming PC, an HDTV or a 4G phone, all of them make use of printed circuit boards. A technological innovation dating back to the 1940s, the circuit board is part of what makes all modern electronics possible, and radio frequency products are no exception. Following best practices when designing a circuit board is one the first steps to building an RF system that performs well. This article will offer some basic tips for good RF board design and list some common mistakes that RF engineers should avoid.

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Topics: RF Engineering, RF Board Design

Engineering Majors - The Sky's the Limit with RF Engineering

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Apr 18, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Space. One of the biggest mysteries of mankind. Are we alone? Will humans ever sustain themelves on mars or other planets? What else is is out there waiting to be explored outside of our solar system? These questions and more lead many young people to pursue a career in engineering. While human space exploration involves the minds of many different types of engineers, RF engineers are among the most important. 

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Topics: engineering, Recruiting, RF Engineering

Top 4 Sources of Microvibration on Spacecrafts (Plus Free Checklist)

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Apr 6, 2017 7:32:00 AM

Spacecrafts must be designed to have very precise functionality when it comes to making the long journey to earth’s orbit and even beyond. Even simple vibrations can interfere with the spacecraft’s functionality during pre-launch transportation and powered flight.  In both cases, the spacecraft itself isn’t even being powered.

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Topics: phase noise, satcom, RF Engineering

RF Engineers Are Bringing the Internet to the World

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Apr 4, 2017 6:30:00 AM

More people are online than ever before. At the turn of the century, there were only around 500 million internet users in the whole world. As of 2015, 3.2 billion people had access to the internet according to an estimate by the International Telecommunications Union. Here's a graph to put that into persective. Almost increasing exponentially

In spite of all this incredible progress, more work needs to be done. Today around 4 billion people still lack access to the web, according to a report by the World Economic Forum. Even in developed countries like the United States, there are still some 55 million people that don’t have access to broadband internet.

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Topics: satcom, RF Engineering

The Role of RF Engineering in LEO Satellite Constellations

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Mar 21, 2017 6:30:00 AM

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Topics: satcom, RF Engineering

Inside an OCXO – Key Performance Abilities

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Mar 16, 2017 6:25:00 AM

When High Stability is a Must

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Topics: OCXO, engineering, RF, RF Engineering

3 Ways for RF Engineers to Provide Epic Service to Clients

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Feb 14, 2017 7:31:06 AM

There are big changes coming in the world of RF engineering in the next few years. Major breakthroughs in wireless coverage, military technologies and satellite and space-based systems will mean that radio frequency specialists will be in high demand, and only the best will land the most lucrative contracts.

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Topics: RF Engineering

Why are RF Engineers so Important in Space Exploration?

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Dec 27, 2016 6:30:00 AM

The Need for "Out-of-this-World" RF Engineers

A Radio Frequency (RF) engineers are responsible for all the wireless communication equipment found aboard a spacecraft. This includes being in charge of: 

  • Designing
  • Constructing
  • Maintaining all the wireless communication equipment

Since the radio frequency signals are the sole means of communication between a spacecraft in orbit and the Earth-based mission control, this is a very important position that entails a great deal of responsibility and scientific expertise.  Want some more details? You got it! We'll cover it all for you in this post!

Hope we have enough SPACE! (Sorry bad joke...moving on!)

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Topics: RF, RF Engineering

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