Lou Frenzel

Communications Technology Editor

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 and networking sectors. Lou has been with the magazine since 2005 and is also editor for Mobile Dev & Design online magazine.

Formerly, Lou was professor and department head at Austin Community College where he taught electronics for 5 years and occasionally teaches an Adjunct Professor. Lou has 25+ years experience in the electronics industry. He held VP positions at Heathkit and McGraw Hill. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He is author of 20 books on computer and electronic subjects.

Lou Frenzel was born in Galveston, Texas and currently lives with his wife Joan in Austin, Texas. He is a long-time amateur radio operator (W5LEF).

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Nov 17, 2014

Implement Real Net Neutrality: Leave the Internet Alone

I promised myself earlier in the year that I would not write about the net neutrality issue again. Now that topic has again appeared front and....More
Nov 03, 2014

5 Things the FCC Won’t Tell You

I have created a modified version here about the Federal Communications Commission with thanks to the WSJ for the idea....More
Oct 27, 2014

Will Apple Boost NFC?

Apple Pay, the new retail payment option, will ensure even more NFC to come....More
Oct 20, 2014

Say Good Bye to the Last Vacuum Tube Product

Vacuum tubes disappeared from electronic products years ago. Yet there have been some lingering vacuum tube-based products in production....More
Oct 06, 2014

Naked Without Your Wearables

Wearables is one of the most controversial new consumer electronic product categories to emerge in a long time. Yet, the idea of packaging....More
Sep 22, 2014

UWB: Still a Viable Wireless Option

I only mentioned the WiMedia Alliance’s multi-band (MB)-OFDM form of UWB and its continued usefulness. However, two other companies reminded me that....More
Sep 11, 2014

6 Things You Need to Know about Apple’s New iPhone 6 and Watch

In case you missed Apple’s introduction of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, here are the top 6 things you need to know....More
Sep 08, 2014

Electric Cars Revisited

My view is that electric vehicles (EV) are not appropriate for most of us. However, more progress has been made than I thought....More
Sep 02, 2014

What Ever Happened to Ultrawideband Wireless?

UWB is a curious wireless technology in that it uses a huge swath of spectrum to transmit digital data....More
Aug 26, 2014

Electronic Music Hell

It is a major process to pack, unpack, set up and tear down each time you perform but you can’t not do it. The electronics has become the backbone....More
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Blogs on topics such as wired and wireless networking.

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