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Oct 18, 2013

Addicted to the Screen

My views on too much time looking as a screen....More
Oct 03, 2013

Watches Return as Wireless Wearables Materialize

Contemplation of the new wireless smartwatches accessory for smartphones....More
Sep 26, 2013

What's Happening with Smartphones and Tablets?

Commentary on new smartphones and tablets and the latest industry acquisitions....More
Sep 16, 2013

Is there really a shortage of engineers?

Real and imagined engineering shortages....More
Sep 10, 2013

Apple Launches New iPhone 5S and 5C

Features of Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C and the iOS 7 operating system....More
Sep 04, 2013

The Best Wireless Device Ever Invented

Editor's choice of the best wireless device....More
Aug 25, 2013

7 More Things Colleges Should Teach EEs

Follow up to previous blog on engineering education....More
Aug 19, 2013

What's in the new Apple iPhone?

Opinion regarding what may be in Apple's next iPhone 5S....More
Aug 05, 2013

The end of TV as we know it.

How conventional TV is giving way to over the top TV and other Internet variations....More
Jul 22, 2013

What should colleges be teaching EE’s?

Thoughts and recommendations for academia on EE curriculum and courses....More
Jul 02, 2013

Category 8 Cable. Really?

Introduction to the TIA's new Cat 8 cable standard for data centers....More
Jun 10, 2013

What I Saw at the International Microwave Symposium

Highlights of IMS in Seattle June 2-7....More
May 24, 2013

CTIA 2013: Your Mobile Future Revealed

What happened at the CTIA wireless conference May 21-23....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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Nov 11, 2014
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How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 3

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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