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).

Posts by Lou Frenzel

in Communiqué Dec 15, 2014

What’s HOT at Globecom 2014?

Last week I attended the IEEE Globecom conference in Austin, Texas. This is the annual meeting of the IEEE’s Communications Society. I have been a....More
in Communiqué Dec 01, 2014

Drones: Good News and Bad News

Growth of the drone business has been spectacular the past few years and it is now so influential that the government is ready to act to regulate it....More
in Communiqué 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
in Communiqué 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
in Communiqué Oct 27, 2014

Will Apple Boost NFC?

Apple Pay, the new retail payment option, will ensure even more NFC to come....More
in Communiqué 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
in Communiqué 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
in Communiqué 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
in Communiqué 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
in Communiqué 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
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 4

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
blog

Programming Efficiency 7

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×