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 Aug 18, 2014

Will Electric Cars Ever Be Practical?

They are relatively simple, silent and clean. But they are still fraught with a batch of problems that keep them from going main stream....More
in Communiqué Aug 11, 2014

One of My Favorite Conferences

Last week (August 4-8) National Instruments held their annual NIWeek conference in Austin, TX. This was the 20th NIWeek and it proved to be another....More
in Communiqué Aug 04, 2014

Have You Bought a Tablet Yet?

Virtually all of my colleagues, family and friends already have tablets. Many have had them since Apple introduced the iPad in 2010....More
in Communiqué Jul 28, 2014

Is the End Near for CDs, DVDs and MP3 Files?

Most market sources say that digital music from CDs, DVDs, and MP3 downloads are in decline. That does not mean less interest in music....More
in Communiqué Jul 21, 2014

Getting Rid of Cable: Good Luck With That

Just recently I decided to get rid of one of the cable boxes in our guest bedroom that was never used. With the cable bill that includes a VoIP....More
in Communiqué Jul 14, 2014

Whatever Happened to Power Line Communications?

Power line communications (PLC) is the technology that uses the ac power line as the medium for the transmission of digital data. It has been around....More
in Communiqué Jul 07, 2014

What Do You Know About DSP?

I first learned of DSP in the 1960’s when we processed geophysical seismic ground readings from geophones recorded on magnetic tape to find specific....More
in Communiqué Jun 30, 2014

How to Connect Anything to the Internet

Get ready for a wave IoT products and services. My first impression was that IoT was a gimmick. I have always been of the opinion that even if you....More
in Communiqué Jun 23, 2014

Make More Electronics: The DIY Business is Booming

Now over the past several years there has be a major increase in those interested in building, hacking and playing around with electronic things....More
in Communiqué Jun 16, 2014

Outrageous! Experience is no qualification to teach EEs.

This week (June 15-18) is the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference. Each year college educators get together and....More

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