Lou Frenzel


Lou is Communications Technology Editor for Electronic Design. He covers topics such as wired and wireless networking. He is also editor for Mobile Dev & Design.

Factory Automation Banks on Wireless and AI Technology to Succeed 1
Communications and intelligence are the key cogs in a creating a productive, efficient factory-automation environment. Here’s a primer to get you started.
Major Trends in Wireless Test
The 5G, IoT, Wi-Fi, and automotive markets are driving wireless instrument development.
High-Speed RF Sampling ADC Boosts Bandwidth, Dynamic Range
Direct RF sampling, which sends an incoming signal straight to the ADC, helps simplify receiver architecture.
Enhancing Human Safety with Robots
More sophisticated sensors, such as time-of-flight types of devices, help improve robot-human interaction in the industrial workplace.
Optimizing Multi-Gigabit Serial Interfaces
Proper equalization and careful design of the signal path are the keys to maintaining good signal integrity.
Protecting Your Lithium-Ion Batteries Isn’t So Hard
Safety is a primary concern when using lithium-battery technology—here's one approach to implementing the level of protection needed in battery packs for portables.
Understanding an Instrument Amplifier’s Linear Operating Range 36
This article explores how an instrumentation amp's linear operating range is defined by the common-mode input voltage and the output-voltage plot.
PHY Holds the Key to Robust Industrial Ethernet Applications
Use of Ethernet in rugged industrial settings depends heavily on a strong PHY, and this transceiver IC solution helps meet that goal while lowering power consumption.
Major Wireless Developments Driving 2017 Agendas 1
IoT and 5G top the list of dominant communications trends this year.
Synchronous Buck Converter Optimizes EMC, Size, Efficiency at 2 MHz 3
The key to optimizing efficiency in power-supply designs requires balancing often conflicting specifications, and that means controlling MOSFET switching times.
Wireless Sensor Networks Improve Building Efficiency, Security, and Comfort 2
People-sensing and people-counting systems help fine-tune HVAC usage, which in turn can lead to substantial energy savings.
Ka-band Transceiver Implements MIMO and Beamforming for 5G 1
Anokiwave’s AWMF-0108 Ka-band 5G transceiver promises to speed up and simplify the design of Fifth-Generation (5G) cell site equipment.
LDO Regulators: An Unexpected Option for Industrial/IoT Applications 4
Clean power accompanies efficiency in critical designs targeting the industrial and Internet of Things spaces.
The Wireless Spectrum Conundrum 1
The spectrum shortage has service providers, government agencies, and even wireless designers scrambling to come up with workable solutions.
New-Look Position-Encoder Interfaces Enhance Motor Control
Advances in position-encoder interfaces overcome typical challenges designers face regarding precision, safety, and meeting cost requirements.
Understanding the AirPods' Rise
Q&A: What’s New in the Wireless Audio Market? Interview with Jawad Haider, Marvell Semiconductor Read Now
What's New
Electronic Design's Products of the Week By Electronic Design Staff Read Now
Fusing Sensors
TDK Swears by Sensor Fusion in $1.3 Billion Deal for InvenSenseBy James Morra New Products Read Now
Search Parts Fast

Search by number or manufacturer


powered by:


Connect With Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×