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 Apr 10, 2014

iBeacon Beckons

Apple's new Bluetooth-based wireless location service, iBeacon, uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to implement beacons to send out a message that....More
in Communiqué Apr 03, 2014

Smartphones: What More Can We Pile On?

It is getting increasingly more difficult for the smartphone makers to distinguish themselves from one another. Today smartphones are all just....More
in Communiqué Mar 25, 2014

Is The U.S. Giving Up Internet Control?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that it will move to an international management and control process....More
in Communiqué Mar 05, 2014

How to Kill a Transformer

The main components in our power grid distribution system are transformers.  They step up the generated voltage to a higher level for more....More
in Communiqué Feb 03, 2014

A New Modulation Method. Really?

New modulation schemes don’t come along very often.  In fact, it has been years…decades really…. since any new modulation....More
in Communiqué Jan 27, 2014

Is Moore’s Law Really Over For Good?

Moore's law will continue...for now....More
in Communiqué Jan 21, 2014

Net Neutrality Without Regulation

FCC loses the net neutrality battle....More
in Communiqué Jan 07, 2014

New Wireless Medium: Visible Light?

The potential of visible light communications with LEDs....More

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