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Apr 10, 2014

iBeacon Beckons1

Apple's new Bluetooth-based wireless location service, iBeacon, uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to implement beacons to send out a message that....More
Apr 03, 2014

Smartphones: What More Can We Pile On?3

It is getting increasingly more difficult for the smartphone makers to distinguish themselves from one another. Today smartphones are all just....More
Mar 25, 2014

Is The U.S. Giving Up Internet Control?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that it will move to an international management and control process....More
Mar 05, 2014

How to Kill a Transformer26

The main components in our power grid distribution system are transformers.  They step up the generated voltage to a higher level for more....More
Feb 03, 2014

A New Modulation Method. Really?28

New modulation schemes don’t come along very often.  In fact, it has been years…decades really…. since any new modulation....More
Jan 27, 2014

Is Moore’s Law Really Over For Good?2

Moore's law will continue...for now....More
Jan 21, 2014

Net Neutrality Without Regulation19

FCC loses the net neutrality battle....More
Jan 07, 2014

New Wireless Medium: Visible Light?

The potential of visible light communications with LEDs....More
Dec 30, 2013

The History of Personal Computers, Part 2: The Heathkit Story12

How Heathkit entered the personal computing business....More
Dec 12, 2013

The History of Personal Computers – Part 1: The East Coast Version21

Have you ever wondered where PCs and all their derivatives came from?  If not, I am going to tell you anyway, at least my version of it. ....More
Dec 02, 2013

Trouble at the Interface

The interface as an issue....More
Nov 21, 2013

MOOCs: The Gifts That Keep On Giving

Continuing education is essential for any EE and MOOCs can help....More
Nov 12, 2013

Amazing Adaptable AM Radio9

Things you may not have known about AM radio....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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Guest Blogs
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 2

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More
May 29, 2015
blog

Engineering Education: Fact and Fiction 4

I have taken a keen interest in the dialogue (that has been going on for many years) about the quality of engineering education in the U.S....More
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 4

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More

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