Rakon Invests Into Internet of Things Company
18 December 2015: Rakon Limited (“Rakon” or “the Company”) today announces the completion of an equity investment in Australian company Thinxtra Pty Limited (“Thinxtra”). The Company will invest AUD 800,000 for a 11.4% shareholding.
Thinxtra is an Internet of Things (IoT) business that plans to launch operations in Australia and New Zealand in the second quarter of 2016. Thinxtra’s focus is on bringing a network, products, services and solutions to customers having machine-to-machine (M2M) communication needs, or themselves providing M2M products and solutions to their own customer base.
Rakon's 2016 Half Year Review and Interim Report are now Available
RAK 2016 Half Year Results Announcement and Investor Presentation
Rakon Limited (NZX:RAK) released its preliminary results announcement for the six months ended 30 September 2015 to the market at around 9.00am on Thursday 19 November 2015. This was followed by a presentation by management at 11.00am by teleconference.
The Results Announcement and Investor Presentation are available here:
Download HY16 Rakon Investor Presentation
Rakon's Annual Shareholders' Meeting was Held on 18 September
Rakon's Annual Shareholders' Meeting was held on Friday 18 September 2015 and commenced at 2pm in the Rangitoto Room, Level 2 of the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, 161 Halsey Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
Korean Member of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy Party, Visits Rakon
15 May 2015
Mr Hojoon Chyung, member of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy and first term assemblyman representing the Jung-gu, electoral district of Seoul, visited Rakon’s headquarters in Auckland yesterday.
Mr Chyung is currently in New Zealand visiting under Prime Minister John Key’s Fellowship Programme. The visit was planned to discuss New Zealand’s science and technology sector and areas of cooperation between Korea and New Zealand.
Mr Chyung is active in the standing committees of the National Assembly and sits on the influential Science, ICT, Future Planning, Broadcasting and Communications Committee; the Special Committee on Creative Economy Promotion and the Special Committee on Budget and Accounts. He has an interest in New Zealand’s ICT, science industry, creative economy, business startups and venture firms.
Chinese Business Leaders Visit Rakon
8 April 2015: As Sino-New Zealand economic relations become ever closer, the governments of Chinese cities are showing signs of competing with one another for the attention of New Zealand investors and globally minded entrepreneurs. At the end of March, Shenzhen became the latest Chinese city to display its wares to Kiwis, as an 11-strong delegation of civic and business leaders visited Auckland and Wellington to promote Shenzhen’s myriad commercial and investment opportunities.
The group of delegates spent the morning of 31 March visiting Rakon’s head office in Auckland, New Zealand. Several visitors from Shenzhen had formed a relationship with Rakon during a previous visit.
Rakon Space Oscillators On Board O3b Satellites
25 February 2015: On 18 December 2014 Thales Alenia Space’s four satellites manufactured for O3b Networks, were successfully launched by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana. The new satellites are set to be added to the network shortly.
The four satellites each use two space Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXOs) designed and manufactured by Rakon – one for the GPS board and the other for the Satellite Management Unit.
Rakon Oscillators On Board Last ATV to Supply Space Station
29 October 2014: Over the coming months The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) programme for the International Space Station (ISS) will come to an end when ESA’s fifth ATV completes its mission. The ATV named Georges Lemaître reached the ISS on 12 August with its last cargo delivery and to complete the ESA’s last resupply and reboost mission. It is the final ATV built and launched by ESA since 2008 as part of Europe’s contribution to cover the operational costs for using the Space Station.
Rakon on board comet-chaser
January 2014: The spacecraft Rosetta, due to reach the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko this year, uses several frequency control components from Rakon.
Rakon crystal oscillators and crystal filters, are used in the COmet Nucleus Sounding Experiment by Radiowave Transmission (CONSERT), which is designed to probe the interior of the comet by using radio waves transmitted through the nucleus between the Philae lander and Rosetta orbiter.
Rakon’s Ultra-Low Noise Oscillators Now Available in C and S Bands
Rakon has released three new products to its ultra low noise Oven Controlled SAW Oscillator(OCSO) range. LNO3200B3, LNO4800B3 and LNO5000B3 generate frequencies of 3.2GHz, 4.8GHz and 5.0GHz respectively. The extended frequencies offer advanced performance and application flexibility.
The OCSOs are ideal when low phase noise is required while operating at very high frequencies, such as required in ground based military equipment, radar and instrumentation applications. They are also highly compatible for use in the latest generation of high speed ADC/DACs, which require high frequency clocks with ultra-low jitter.
Rakon’s Dual Output Digital Signal Generators for RADAR Systems
Rakon has launched the CI F07, a Dual Output Digital Signal Generator capable of generating Chirps at frequencies of up to 75 MHz. The dual output channel is a unique feature of the CI F07; both In-phase and Quadrature (I/Q) signals can be used independently, or coupled to drive an analogue frequency modulator – enabling high frequency Chirp generation.
Whereas other Rakon RADAR sub-systems CI F04, CI F05 and CI F06 are mostly dedicated to pulse compression, the CI F07 is suitable for use in Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) RADAR, or any application requiring Chirps.
Rakon Launches 1.28 GHz and 2GHz Ultra Low Noise Oscillators
February 2014. Rakon has launched a new series of Oven Controlled, voltage controlled SAW Oscillators (OCSOs). Using advanced SAW technology and new circuitry design, the OCSOs are ideal for applications that require high frequency and ultra low phase noise. The LNO1280B1 and LNO2000B1 enable frequencies of 1280 MHz and 2 GHz, respectively.
LN01280B1 and LNO2000B1 are based on Rakon’s high performance SAW oscillator cores at 320 MHz and 500 MHz, combined with Rakon’s low noise, active frequency quadruplers. The technology enables an exceptional phase noise floor and very low broadband jitter.
Rakon launches Low Voltage (1.2V) Miniature TCXO
Sept 2013: Rakon pioneered the world’s first 0.5ppm TCXO for GPS applications and is proud to announce the extension of our product offering to include the RIT2016C model TCXO.
The RIT2016C minimizes power consumption in portable devices to extend the battery life while still delivering the performance advantage that Rakon’s customers have come to expect.
Timing is Everything: Navigating important timing component choices for small cell designers
Sept 2013: The small cell industry now addresses a much greater scope than just the initial residential femtocell. This has implications on one critical and potentially costly component which every small cell must have – a timing oscillator. The low cost residential femtocell oscillators aren't suitable for all applications; so what are today's choices available to small cell designers and what factors determine component selection?
Rakon launches Mini Ultra-Low Noise (-180 dBc/Hz) Oscillators at 500MHz & 1GHz
Rakon France has officially launched the new mini ultra-low noise OCSO in a 48 x 60 x 13 mm package. The new B2 model has been scaled down in size by around 50% from 76 x 76 x 23 mm and is a mechanically improved version of the B1.
The new package includes connectors and mounting pads and also provides an optional x2 internal multiplier, allowing an output frequency of 1GHz. The lower model profile and smaller package is an ideal solution when physical size counts.
The RK 410 mini-USO will be fully qualified by Rakon and the CNES
March 2013: Rakon has a strong heritage in the space industry and is the Ultra Stable Oscillator supplier of choice with over 50 Flight Models flying for twenty years in prestigious international space programs: SAR-Lupe, ARGOS- 3, Satcom BW, AMOS-4, Alphabus and HTV. As recently as February 25, 2013 the Indo-French oceanographic study satellite SARAL was successfully launched carrying two independent payloads, ARGOS-3 and AltiKa, that use Rakon’s Ultra stable oscillators and Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators!
Rakon oscillators launched into Space on environmental mission on board the Indo-French SARAL satellite!
Mougins France, February 26, 2013 – Rakon is proud to announce it is part of the exploration of science and contributes to study the environment, from space, thanks to its Ultra Stable oscillators and Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators used in the Indo-French oceanographic study satellite that was successfully launched on the 25 February 2013 by the Indian Space Agency ISRO.
Rakon DCPSS Radar Upgrade Solution Q&A
Jan/Feb 2013 Radar Special Feature Q & A:
Will there be more opportunities for embedded Commercial-Off-the-Shelf suppliers in radar upgrades and new platforms?
Rakon Launches a 7.0 x 5.0mm Acceleration Tolerant TCXO
Rakon UK is proud to announce it has developed a 7.0 x 5.0 mm small form factor acceleration tolerant TCXO. The RFPT705 TCXO is available now with frequencies from 16 to 40 MHz and uses Rakon’s patented dual-crystal design typically giving 0.2 ppb/g acceleration sensitivity.
Leading edge DPCSS technology: ‘Radar Life Extension’ portfolio
Rakon’s Digital Pulse Compression Sub- systems (DPCSS) are the ideal solution when retrofitting or upgrading existing SAW based pulse compression radars. The DPCSS enables a remarkable improvement on the overall system performance and extends the life of the system.
Rakon and Symmetricom Partner in SyncWorld Program
Auckland, New Zealand, November 16, 2012: Rakon, (NZX: RAK), a leading global provider of frequency control solutions, and Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency, today announced that Rakon has joined Symmetricom’s SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program.