ARTICLES BY DAVID SCHNAUFER

  • Energy Efficiency In The Telecommunications Network
    Energy Efficiency In The Telecommunications Network

    The telecommunications sector accounts for roughly 4 percent of the global electricity consumption. However, the sector is actively participating in efforts to reduce energy use – both for economic reasons, such as reducing operating expenses, and for environmental reasons.

  • Connecting The $11 Billion Asset Management Market

    The cellular machine-to-machine value-added services market is poised to dominate the transportation, utility, eHealth, and emerging IoT markets. With a market value estimated to exceed $11 billion by 2020, CSPs and device manufacturers will benefit by deploying tools and services enabling a secure M2M VAS communication network.

  • The Buzz About Wireless Small Cells

    Every day, networks face coverage issues at busy locations such as airports, shopping malls, and sporting/concert venues. This type of network density, coupled with high user demand, is the leading contributor to small cell growth. 

  • On The Road To Seamless Connectivity, Wi-Fi Has No Speed Limits

    Consumers expect a high standard of network connectivity. Even though our global data consumption has risen from petabytes per month to exabytes per month, users do not want to experience any issues. While Wi-Fi is used to offload the cellular network, high-demand applications continue to cause strain, and smartphone manufacturers continue to pressure carriers to make network enhancements to offload data traffic. 

  • 4G LTE Accelerates Growth of Radio Frequency Filters

    Factors driving the explosive growth of the RF filter market include crowded spectrum, explosive proliferation of frequency bands, and carrier aggregation. Thus, engineers must consider many criteria when selecting filters. 

  • Go GaN – Go Green

    We hear in many articles that GaN technology is “more green” than current Si- or CMOS-based technologies. But, what does this really mean? This guest column breaks GaN’s environmental friendliness down into two distinct areas - lower installation cost and lower system-level operating costs.

  • Wi-Fi – A Growing Technology Becomes Mainstream

    Remember the first Wi-Fi wave in the late ’90s when Wi-Fi was growing as the new wireless conduit between laptop computers, the World Wide Web, and sometimes-secondary components such as printers? Initially meant for cashier systems, the first Wi-Fi products developed were marketed under the name WaveLAN with speeds around 1 to 2 Mbps. In time, the Wi-Fi Alliance defined the standard as wireless local area network (WLAN), and its products soon were based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 standards.

  • GaN: The Technology Of The Future

    Gallium nitride (GaN) has turned into the new industry buzzword. Markets such as radar, military, and CATV have jumped to the forefront of using GaN, and we hear of new products and application breakthroughs using GaN on a regular basis.

  • Point-To-Point: Creating Wireless Solutions For Future Backhaul Networks

    The overwhelming popularity of mobile smart devices such as smartphones and tablets and their Web-based applications creates a significant increase in data traffic on wireless and wired networks. The increased presence and flexibility of these devices also creates consumer expectations for continuous, uninterrupted mobile service with the same data content and experience as seen on home computers.

  • The Internet Of Things: Connecting Everything, All The Time

    The evolution of technology has created a society in which we have round-the-clock access to information. We are connected to the Internet via laptops, tablets, or smartphones; having information readily available is now taken for granted. The information pathways of today are expanding and becoming embedded — sometimes literally — into our everyday lives. This expanding transformation is being called the Internet of Things (IoT).

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David Schnaufer

David Schnaufer

David Schnaufer is Qorvo’s technical marketing communications manager. Over the last 15 years, David has worked for both TriQuint and RFMD. From 2013 to present, David served as product marketing manager for the Advanced Filters group in TriQuint. Prior to 2013, David worked at RFMD as a senior manager of strategic marketing, global applications engineering manager, and global customer quality engineering manager. Before joining RFMD, David held positions with Simco Company, Inc. (an ITW organization). He earned an MBA in technology and business management from the University of Phoenix, and holds a BA in business administration and an associate’s degree in electronics engineering.