Author Archives: D. M. Smith

The FPGA Trap (technical)

When is an ASIC not an ASIC?

It’s Not About the Money

Believe it or not, it isn’t always about the money. Not by a long shot.

Mavenir the Maverick? (technical)

What is Mavenir up to with US patent 10,886,976?

Open RAN Creeps Ahead

It’s not as easy as it looks.

Maybe We Needed This

Mass insanity is real. We’ve been reminded.

Time, Light, and Space

Architecture is about light and space. Frank Lloyd Wright also worked with time.

Open RAN and “White Box” Radio

Radio is hard. And there is a lot of IPR not safely wrapped up in silicon.

As if on cue…

Quick take on the Solar Winds hack.

Too Much Money

Can capitalism have too much capital?

Massive MIMO Next Steps (technical)

A lot more processing in the RU. Ericsson is leading the way. Here is how open RAN may follow.