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Have You Experienced MOOCs Yet?

Mar 08, 2017
How do you keep up with technology or learn new subjects related to your career? Here's an alternative you may not have explored....

Self-Driving Vehicle Tech: The Good News and the Bad

Feb 27, 2017
No matter how you feel about self-driving cars, all of the R&D investment that's gone into them will be of value elsewhere....

How Trump’s New FCC May Affect You

Feb 10, 2017
If you’re a communications policy wonk, you probably already follow the doings of the FCC. If not, maybe you should....

Is It Time to Bring Back the TV Antenna?

Jan 30, 2017
Accompanying the general cord-cutting trend, the percentage of U.S. households using antenna-only TV has grown....

Cellular Could Dominate IoT Applications

Jan 18, 2017
Cellular systems are poised to play a bigger role in the IoT movement than expected....

5 Things You Must Know About the New Bluetooth 5

Jan 04, 2017
Longer range, faster speed, and larger broadcast message capacity come with Bluetooth 5, which makes it an even stronger wireless competitor in the...

Retro ICs that Will Never Die

Dec 06, 2016
From the 555 timer to the LM317 regulator, many old-time components still can be had from suppliers to help engineers, hobbyists, or even college...

Getting Acquainted with NB-IoT

Nov 14, 2016
It’s understandable that you may have missed mention of yet another wireless technology for enabling IoT applications....

Wi-Fi Alliance Resuscitates the IEEE’s 60-GHz Neglected Stepchild

Oct 28, 2016
Are you using the 60-GHz IEEE standard 802.11ad? Is anyone?...

Scanning the Spectrum of "Weird Wireless"

Sep 27, 2016
We all use the familiar mainstream wireless technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, there are many other unusual and less-well-known wireless...

What You Should Know About the New Apple iPhone 7 and Watch

Sep 12, 2016
On Wednesday September 7th , Apple announced the forthcoming availability of two new models, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus....

Forget this Self-Driving Car Nonsense

Aug 22, 2016
Autonomous cars may be on the way, but Lou Frenzel is having none of it....

NIWeek: The Best Electronic Conference

Aug 09, 2016
Lou Frenzel has been to many conferences over the years, but for him, NIWeek is in its own category....

And the Best Micro for Beginner Learning is…

Aug 01, 2016
While the responses to Lou Frenzel's blog on choosing the best microcontroller were broad, a consensus of sorts did emerge....

How to Choose the Best Microcontroller

Jul 18, 2016
Electronic Design's own Lou Frenzel is updating one of his textbooks—and is soliciting advice from readers on microcontroller content to include....

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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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