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?
The Duke of Kent visits Rakon UK
HRH the Duke of Kent made a visit to a successful Lincoln engineering firm on Wednesday, September 4 to see its specialist work.
The Duke of Kent stopped at Rakon UK, known internationally for its ultra-stable crystal oscillators work, to meet the 90 staff and learn more about its products and technologies.
Strategic Partnership For Manufacturing Operations In Chengdu, China
5 July 2013: Rakon Limited (NZX:RAK) and ZheJiang East Crystal Electronic Co. Ltd. (ECEC), a specialized electronic components manufacturer listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, are to establish a strategic partnership targeting the smart wireless device (SWD) market.
ECEC will acquire from Rakon 80% of the shares in Rakon Crystal (Chengdu) Co. Limited (RCC), the owner of the manufacturing facility in Chengdu, China for US$18.8 million. The acquisition will result in a new joint venture of RCC with Rakon holding 5% and existing joint venture partners continuing to own 15%.
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.