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Sep 04, 2015

What’s Next for Smartphones?4

Are you satisfied with your smartphone? If not, what more do you want it to do? Would you like better performance like longer battery life or faster....More
Aug 18, 2015

5 Technologies That Are Going Nowhere11

An overview of five technologies that might get our blood boiling with excitement, but ultimately could have a difficult time penetrating into the....More
Jul 23, 2015

Ranking the Top 5 Wireless Devices3

Practically everything is wireless these days. When contemplating this lately, I was mentally categorizing all of the devices and technologies....More
Jul 14, 2015

DIY Makers, Hobbyists, and Experimenters Get Professional Software

These days the typical experimenter tackles projects that involve programming an embedded controller with sophisticated I/O, using readily available....More
Jun 30, 2015

Just Say No to the Driverless Car31

There is no doubt that the technology behind self-driving cars is impressive. But even with all the state-of-art technology, can they really replace....More
Jun 15, 2015

Justifying 2.5G/5G Ethernet1

Why is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standards group working on a new version of Ethernet for 2.5G and 5G speeds, and how can....More
Jun 02, 2015

Finding Discontinued and Obsolete Parts6

Who would ever want to find obsolete or discontinued parts and why? One answer is that engineers assigned to keep older equipment working or....More
May 13, 2015

What’s Happening with Wi-Fi?4

Here is a brief look at what is going on with Wi-Fi today....More
Apr 29, 2015

Revisiting Moore’s Law, 50 Years Later2

According to some, the beneficial projections of Gordon Moore about the increasing number of transistors per chip over time are slowly coming to an....More
Apr 16, 2015

Is STEM Really Working?13

What I would like to know is, is all this working? Are colleges seeing an increase in STEM enrollments?....More
Apr 07, 2015

Get Ready for SDN, NFV, and Softwarization

Do you know what softwarization is and its two main versions, SDN and NFV?....More
Mar 20, 2015

5 Reasons You May Not Want an Apple Watch10

As an iPhone user, I have seriously considered the Watch as a future purchase, but for now I have decided not to engage....More
Mar 12, 2015

Happy Pi Day!1

In case you didn’t know, Saturday, March 14 (or 3/14), is Pi Day, a day set aside to celebrate and recognize the mathematical value of pi (π)....More
Feb 26, 2015

The FCC Just Imprisoned the Internet10

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?7

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
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Lou Frenzel

Lou Frenzel writes articles and blogs on the wireless, communications and networking sectors for Electronic Design. Formerly, Lou was professor and department head at Austin Community College...
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Apr 8, 2016
Commentary

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 1

High capital and maintenance costs, and EDA advances along with abstractions to deal with chip complexity, have been leading contributors to the fabless migration....More
Mar 2, 2016
Article

Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 4 10

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More
Jan 4, 2016
blog

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 20

Part 3 delves into critical equipment for testing today's electronics, and provides updates on circuit-board designs from Part 1....More

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