Rakon releases low phase noise, space-grade VCO
21 January 2021
Rakon has launched the RVC1616S – a space qualified, hybrid Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO). Based on proprietary thick film technology, the design uses low noise bipolar transistors and hyber abrupt varactor diodes. The technology advances phase noise performance and provides high reliability and improved thermal management.
Rakon releases 32 kHz Space VCXO with extreme pulling range of ±375 ppm
18 December 2020
Rakon India (RI) has launched the RVX2213S; a space grade VCXO offering an extremely high pulling ability of ±375 ppm at a low frequency of 32 kHz. In comparison, the majority of space VCXOs available in the market have a pulling range of ±100 ppm. The RVX2213S utilises a swept quartz crystal resonator as its core, guaranteeing the space VCXO to deliver a stable frequency over its lifetime – including within the harshest of radiation environments.
Rakon releases its highest frequency – 10 GHz ultra-low noise OCVCSO
13 October 2020
Rakon has announced the release of its highest frequency oscillator: the LNO10000B3. The Oven Controlled Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator (OCVCSO) generates a frequency output signal at 10 GHz. It is designed for X-band systems where superior phase noise performance and high frequency are essential.
Rakon Releases Unparalleled Ultra-low Noise 1.6 GHz VCSO
5 March 2020
Rakon has released the latest 1.6 GHz Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator (VCSO) in its RSV2522-1600 series. The RSV2522-1600 series is now available offering unparalleled phase noise in the industry of -160 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset and -167 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset. Figure 1 shows a RSV2522-1600 unit’s phase noise measured at 1.6 GHz.
Rakon Launches World’s Smallest OCXO in a 7x5 mm Footprint
26 December 2019
Rakon has announced the release of the world’s smallest ASIC based OCXO meeting the stringent requirements of 5G Remote Radio Head (RRH), small cell, optical network and microwave transmission system applications. The ROM7050PA combines Rakon’s renowned patented Mercury+™ASIC with advanced SC-cut strip crystal technology to deliver excellent frequency stability in a miniature package.
Quartz XMEMS™: the pathway to the future of oscillator technology
3 December 2019
Rakon announces it has released its XMEMS™ technology, based on the company’s NanoQuartz™ photolithography process.
Rakon Announces the Release of its Neptune™ Product Family
26 November 2019
Rakon has launched its Neptune™ Ultra Stable TCXO (US-TCXO) product family – the RNT7050 series. This new series offers best-in-class frequency stability of ±50ppb for 5G and other telecommunication applications and is available in a 7x5mm footprint.
Rakon introduces VCSOs with high frequency and low phase noise performance
15 April 2019
Rakon has launched a new product family, expanding its broad product offering further. The ‘RSV’ Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator (VCSO) family, uniquely positions Rakon SAW technology in the market. The family’s advanced Surface Acoustic Wave technology enables the ultimate in performance for low voltage applications which require excellent phase noise performance at very high frequencies.
Rakon releases the radiation tolerant COTS XO RK105 and VCXO RK205
17 September 2018
In order to respond to the growing needs of the New Space market (Low Earth Orbit satellites with a short mission lifetime), Rakon has recently released a radiation tolerant XO and a radiation tolerant VCXO, both based on a COTS (Commercially Off The Shelf) design.
Rakon releases High Reliability Space Crystals with Superior Performance
Rakon releases a 5 x 3.2 mm Hermetically Sealed SMD XO for Aeronautics and High Reliability Applications
RAK FY2022 Earnings Guidance
1 April 2021
The Rakon Limited Board of Directors is pleased to provide the market with earnings guidance for the year ending 31 March 2022 (FY2022).
Rakon expects to achieve Underlying EBITDA1 of between NZ$27 million and NZ$32 million in FY2022.
World first: Crystal Oscillators Make ESA’s Qualified Parts List
19 March 2021
Rakon is pleased to announce its space oscillators are the first in the world to make it onto the European Space Agency (ESA) European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) Qualified Parts List (QPL).
Chief Marketing Officer, Darren Robinson said the achievement was a significant milestone for the company.
“Rakon has a long history of providing high-reliability products for space applications and we are extremely proud to be the very first to offer the industry’s crystal oscillators approved by the ESA. This is a tremendous result for our team in France, after a lot of collaboration and hard work over many years.
“We are the only oscillator manufacturer qualified by ESA according to the ESCC standard. It means that our site in Pont Sainte Marie, is qualified to deliver crystal oscillators (our RK135) for all its customers without any additional Lot Acceptance Tests (LAT) required, which reduces the lead time.”
World Firsts From Mars – and a Kiwi Connection
23 February 2021
NASA1 has just released the first-ever audio recording of sounds from Mars along with footage of the 18 February (US time) touchdown from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Also released today was the mission’s first panorama of the rover’s landing location.
Rakon CEO Brent Robinson says the Kiwi company has been following developments with heightened interest since the Perseverance rover landed last week, as two of its components are on-board.
Rakon Secures Significant Orders
12 February 2021
The Rakon Limited Board of Directors is pleased to advise that Rakon has secured several significant orders from new and existing customers including a material order from a new multi-national customer. Rakon expects to deliver the majority of these orders in FY2022, with the balance in FY2023. Indicatively, Rakon expects that these orders will increase its revenue in FY2022 by at least 20% from FY2021.
RAK Update of FY2021 Earnings Guidance
18 January 2021
The Rakon Board of Directors is pleased to provide an update to the market on its earnings guidance for the year ending 31 March 2021 (FY2021).
Rakon expects to achieve Underlying EBITDA1 of between $20 million and $22 million*. This compares to Underlying EBITDA1 of $14.8 million reported for the prior period and is an update of our previous guidance for FY2021 of $16 million to $18 million.
Rakon helps Build a Satellite View of Climate Change
18 December 2020
While we go about our daily lives, high above us in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) a satellite roams, providing vital evidence of changes that are affecting every one of us.
Rakon products are on-board the Copernicus satellite Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich (‘Sentinel-6’). The satellite was launched on 21 November and sent back its first measurements of sea level last week. The mission has been made possible through the EU’s Copernicus Programme and its partners1.
HY2021 Results Announcement and Presentation
19 November 2020
Rakon Limited (RAK) announced its results for the half year ended 30 September 2020 on Thursday 19 November 2020.
The Results Announcement was followed by a presentation from management at 11.00am (NZT) by teleconference.
The Rakon HY2021 Results Announcement is available here
The Rakon HY2021 Interim Financial Statements are available here
The Rakon HY2021 Investor Presentation is available here
Rakon Thinking Big in an Extra-ordinary Space
18 December 2020
For a Kiwi company founded in a garage in Auckland two years before the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, it’s a pretty big achievement to have your tech on the Rosetta space probe mission to Jupiter – a mission that resulted in the first-ever landing on a comet.
Rakon's Annual Shareholders' Meeting was held on Friday 7 August
Rakon's Annual Shareholders' Meeting was held on Friday 7 August at Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland.
ASM Presentation, Chair's and CEO's Addresses
The ASM presentation material including the Chair's and CEO's Addresses are available here:
Resolutions, Director's Re-election Address and NOM
Resolutions, Lorraine Witten's Re-election Address and the NOM are available here:
Enabling the Connected Future
6 July 2020
Imagine a world where specialist doctors could perform surgeries remotely, with the use of robots and real time data transmitted and received from the other side of the world. Imagine a world of complete autonomy, where connected cars could drive us to our next destination . . .
Rakon Chief Operating Officer Appointment
23 January 2020
Rakon Limited ('Rakon') announces that Sinan Altug has commenced his role as Chief Operating Officer based in New Zealand effective, 22 January 2020. As reported in July 2019 when Sinan's appointment was first announced, this position has been created to focus on leading, aligning and driving Rakon's global operations to best meet customer demand and profitable growth.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Brent Robinson says: "I am pleased that Sinan is now able to assume the role and I look forward to working more closely with him as we position the company for the future."