James F. Frenzel

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Dr, MS 1023

Moscow, Idaho 83844-1023

Dept: 208-885-6554

Dept Fax: 208-885-7579

Office (GJL 207): 208-885-7532


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Jim's Schedule

Summer 2015

ECE 349 - Background Study in Digital Computer Fundamentals

ECE 445 - Intro to VLSI Design

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Other Campus Resources


Jim has been at the University of Idaho since 1990, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In a prior life, he was a tiny cog in the Big Blue Machine and a Cameron Crazie. When not teaching, he often could be found on the pitch, coaching youth soccer for Moscow United.

Past Courses

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ECE 240/241 - Digital Logic and Lab

ECE 340/341 – Microcontrollers and Lab

ECE 349 - Background Study in Digital Computer Fundamentals

ECE 440 - Digital Systems Engineering

ECE 445 - Intro to VLSI Design


BS, Physics, Bucknell University, 1981

MS., Electrical Engineering, Duke University, 1983

PhD, Electrical Engineering, Duke University, 1989

Research Interests

Applications of genetic algorithms; VLSI testing and fault-tolerant computing; algorithms, architectures, and circuits for efficient solution of problems in communications, image processing, and signal processing.

Industrial Experience

1983-1990 Staff Engineer, IBM Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.

Professional Activities

Dr. Frenzel is a member of the IEEE and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho. He has served as a referee for NSF, IEEE journals, and various professional conferences.

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