Lou Frenzel

Communications Technology

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 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 the author of 20 books on computer and electronics 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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in Communiqué Apr 20, 2016

Drones, the FAA, and Bluebonnets

Of all the new technologies we have been seeing lately, drones appear to be the most useful, versatile, and successful....More
in Communiqué Mar 28, 2016

Have Smartphones Peaked?

All products have a natural life cycle, and it appears that smartphones are beginning to reach the plateauing phase....More
in Communiqué Mar 15, 2016

Wireless 101: Basic Physics of Radio

With all the wireless design activity going on these days, one wonders just how many engineers are actually educated in wireless principles anymore....More
in Communiqué Feb 17, 2016

The Future of AM Radio

Can you believe AM radio is still around? Seems so retro, but it is still useful. Nevertheless, AM radio has been in decline for years, with many AM....More
in Communiqué Jan 27, 2016

What You Need To Know about Standards

Standards. Sounds boooooring….. doesn’t it? It could be if standards were not so important....More
in Communiqué Jan 04, 2016

The Internet of Things: Hype, Hope, or Hit?

Are you sick and tired of hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT) yet? Most of you have probably been inundated with articles, e-mails, and blogs....More
in Communiqué Dec 08, 2015

3 New Versions of Ethernet You Should Know About

From its humble beginnings in 1973 as a 2.92 Mb/s coax bus to today’s 10 Gb/s twisted pair and 100 Gb/s fiber versions, Ethernet has more room to....More
in Communiqué Nov 12, 2015

Too Much Information? Here’s What to Do

Is your brain about to explode from too much information input? Mine is. It is one of the hazards of living in today’s so-called information society....More
in Communiqué Oct 29, 2015

5 Things NOT to Do With Your Drone

Drones have become a major market in the last several years. Most of the market is military and government. However, significant commercial....More
in Communiqué Oct 09, 2015

Will Noise and Interference Throttle the Internet of Things?

If the projections for the volume of the Internet of Things (IoT) actually happen, we will have tens of billions of devices, mostly wireless, vying....More
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Blogs on topics such as wired and wireless networking.

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