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Jun 15, 2015

Justifying 2.5G/5G Ethernet2

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 Later3

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
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 Book5

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?11

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 Resolutions2

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
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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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Jul 15, 2016
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Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 7

There are multiple ways to test for electrostatic discharge, ranging from implementing a human-body or machine model to....using a balloon and a comb?...More
Apr 8, 2016
Commentary

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 5

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 23

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

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