Iliza Sokol

Associate Digital Editor ,
Design, Engineering & Sourcing Group

Iliza joined the Penton Media group in 2013 after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Prior to joining the staff, she worked at NYLON Magazine and a ghostwriting firm based in New York.

LTE-TDD Small-Cell Network Demonstrated at NASCAR Raceway
Qualcomm, Sprint, and NASCAR recently demonstrated a Long Term Evolution (LTE) time-division duplex (TDD) hyper-dense small-cell network to satisfy mobile data demand.
EU Funds Photonics Hardware Project for Terabit Communications Satellites
The Multi-gigabit, Energy-efficient, Ruggedized LIghtwave eNgines (MERLIN) for advanced on-board digital processors project aims to provide efficient photonics hardware for terabit-capacity telecommunications satellites.
Hunter UAS Reaches 100,000 Combat Flight Hours
The MQ-5B Hunter unmanned aircraft system (UAS), known for its two heavy fuel engines, uses a multimission optronic payload to relay real-time information to warfighters.
GNSS Chip Cuts Power Consumption for Wearable Devices
Broadcom’s latest system-on-a-chip integrates location technology into wearable devices while consuming little power and extending battery life.
“Network in a Box” Operates Outside Traditional Tactical Range
The Whetstone network suite has been upgraded to push terabytes of tactical communications for warfighters on the edge of networks.
Munitions Tracking System Uses EM Rather than RFID
RuBee tagging and tracking technology uses a wireless visibility tag and magnetic fields, allowing for greater security compared to traditional RFID methods.
Old Mars Spacecraft Learns New Tricks
The Mars Odyssey spacecraft has been repositioned to allow for the first morning-daylight observations of the planet, which could provide insight into a variety of temperature-driven processes.
RFMD and TriQuint Merge to Become NewCo
RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and TriQuint Semiconductor have merged to become NewCo, which plans to provide the latest in mobile and gallium nitride (GaN) solutions.
Thermal Links Are Delivered for James Webb Space Telescope
A flexible architecture of high purity aluminum foils will allow the thermal links aboard the James Webb Space Telescope to conduct heat away from its four infrared instruments.
UPDATE: Student-Built CubeSats Continue To Take Flight
Another round of CubeSats under NASA’s education initiative range from satellites that will measure ionospheric density disturbances to ones that will validate new payload technologies.
A4WP and PMA Join Forces to Standardize Wireless Charging
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) unanimously agreed to combine their standards and technologies to provide a more cohesive wireless charging experience.
MACOM Acquires Nitronex
MACOM has acquired gallium-nitride specialist Nitronex to strengthen its GaN-on-silicon semiconductor portfolio.
Global Mobile-Phone Shipments Grew 5% in 2013
Samsung’s Galaxy series was deemed the most popular in 2013, leading to a 1.7 billion mobile-phone units being shipped globally for the year.
Advancements Drive Evolution of Wireless-Packet-Core Market
Evolved packet core (EPC) technology, which breaks down separate functions to provide more flexibility than previous core networks, will drive the growth of the wireless packet core market.
Latest TDRS Communications Satellite Successfully Launched
NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L, which uses ground-based beamforming for greater flexibility, was successfully launched to bring higher data rates to the space communications network.
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