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Feb 26, 2015

The FCC Just Imprisoned the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted to impose Title II rules and regulations of the Communications Act of 1934 on the Internet....More
Feb 23, 2015

RadioShack: Tragedy or Inevitable?

In case you have not heard, RadioShack is now in bankruptcy as of February 5. We are about to lose one of the icons of electronics retailing. Could....More
Feb 09, 2015

G.fast Promises Faster DSL Over Existing Wiring

G.fast—the latest and fastest version of DSL—may eventually deliver a super-fast upgrade in speed to DSL users....More
Jan 26, 2015

10 Tips for Writing Your First Technical Book

Ten tips for writing your first technical book from Lou Frenzel, author of 23 different books....More
Jan 12, 2015

What’s Happening With Heathkit and Radio Shack?

One of our favorite electronic suppliers is gone and the other may be on their way out of business. I wonder why? Given the continued growth and....More
Jan 05, 2015

10 Steps to Making and Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

It is that time of year again. Time to set your resolutions for the coming year....More
Dec 15, 2014

What’s HOT at Globecom 2014?

Last week I attended the IEEE Globecom conference in Austin, Texas. This is the annual meeting of the IEEE’s Communications Society. I have been a....More
Dec 01, 2014

Drones: Good News and Bad News

Growth of the drone business has been spectacular the past few years and it is now so influential that the government is ready to act to regulate it....More
Nov 17, 2014

Implement Real Net Neutrality: Leave the Internet Alone

I promised myself earlier in the year that I would not write about the net neutrality issue again. Now that topic has again appeared front and....More
Nov 03, 2014

5 Things the FCC Won’t Tell You

I have created a modified version here about the Federal Communications Commission with thanks to the WSJ for the idea....More
Oct 27, 2014

Will Apple Boost NFC?

Apple Pay, the new retail payment option, will ensure even more NFC to come....More
Oct 20, 2014

Say Good Bye to the Last Vacuum Tube Product

Vacuum tubes disappeared from electronic products years ago. Yet there have been some lingering vacuum tube-based products in production....More
Oct 06, 2014

Naked Without Your Wearables

Wearables is one of the most controversial new consumer electronic product categories to emerge in a long time. Yet, the idea of packaging....More
Sep 22, 2014

UWB: Still a Viable Wireless Option

I only mentioned the WiMedia Alliance’s multi-band (MB)-OFDM form of UWB and its continued usefulness. However, two other companies reminded me that....More
Sep 11, 2014

6 Things You Need to Know about Apple’s New iPhone 6 and Watch

In case you missed Apple’s introduction of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, here are the top 6 things you need to know....More
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Lou Frenzel

Lou Frenzel is the Communications Technology Editor for Electronic Design Magazine where he writes articles, columns, blogs, technology reports, and online material on the wireless, communications...
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Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 5

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 7

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More

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