Rakon is a global high technology company that designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of world leading frequency control and timing solutions that influence the way people work and play in today's world. Rakon works relentlessly with some of the world's biggest technology companies on leading edge technologies and products to ensure Rakon is designed into the present and future generations of consumer smart wireless devices and GPS products, telecommunications infrastructure, aerospace and defence applications and even spacecraft.
Rakon understands market requirements which enable it to pioneer leading specifications and push technology boundaries. Market leadership has been achieved through unique proprietary processes, continual R&D, expert consultation and constant technology advancement.
Rakon is a leader in high temperature sensitivity testing, ASIC Pluto™ design, low acceleration sensitivity (aka “g”), hybrid product combinations, Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and specialised products for extreme performance.
An overview of Rakon's product portfolio is below:
Crystal Resonator Overview
A wide range of crystal resonators are available from high stability Surface Mount Devices (SMDs) to the high reliability space crystals including ESA qualified crystal resonators, and crystal resonators fully manufactured and tested following the guidelines of MIL-PRF-3098. Rakon is a major supplier of crystal resonators for Global Positioning, Telecommunications, Space and Defense applications.
Rakon has expertise in a broad range of standard performance, high performance and high reliability Crystal Oscillators(XOs). The high performance range of XOs feature low jitter, low phase noise, and selectable output frequency options; these features make them ideal for applications in Global Positioning and Telecommunications markets.
The high reliability XO ranges are resistant to shock and vibration in harsh environments and the specification profile makes it a great solution for Space and Defense applications.
VCXO and VCSO Overview
Rakon has expertise in a broad range of high performance and high reliability Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillators(VCXOs), and high frequency & low phase noise performance Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillators (VCSOs).
The high performance range of VCXOs feature low jitter, low phase noise and selectable output frequencies; which make them ideal for applications in the Global Positioning and Telecommunications markets. The high reliability VCXO range of products are resistant to shock and vibration in harsh environments. The specification profiles make them a great solution for Space applications.
The high frequency and low phase noise performance VOSOs advanced Surface Acoustic Wave technology enables the ultimate in performance for low voltage applications which require excellent phase noise performance at very high frequencies. They ideally suited for Electronic Warfare (EW), avionics and instrumentation applications, the technology can also be adapted for telecommunication applications.
► VCSO Selections | High Frequency and Low Phase Noise
Rakon has a wide range of high stability Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) solutions, from highly stable products for mass volume consumer applications through to industry leading ultra-stable products for more demanding applications. Rakon's commitment to quality and high performance has meant it has become the default standard for consumer GPS, emergency beacons, telecommunications infrastructure and many other performance critical applications.
OCXO and OCSO Overview
Rakon has extensive experience in creating standard and customised Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) solutions for the Telecommunications, Space and Defense markets. Rakon's Oven Controlled SAW Oscillators (OCSOs) feature remarkable performances in terms of frequency stability, ageing and g-sensitivity. They feature low noise floor performance without degrading close-in phase noise. OCSOs are favoured when ultra low phase noise performance is required, especially in conjunction with high frequencies.
► High Reliability Space OCXO | Space OCXO |
► High Stability OCXO | HSO OCXO |
Crystal Filter Overview
Rakon provides a wide range of highly reliable crystal filters for various Space and Defense applications. Rakon's range of crystal filters include the following: bandpass filters (narrow or wideband), notch / stopband filters, linear phase or constant group delay filters, phase and/or amplitude matching filters and monolithic filters. At the heart of Rakon's crystal filters are quartz, langasite or lithium tantalate.
► CRYSTAL FILTER Selection | Crystal Filter |
System Solutions Overview
Rakon’s sub-systems and modules are the ideal solutions for radar retrofits or upgrades, instrumentation, ground based military equipment and electronic warfare applications.
Sub-systems for radars use high speed digital processing, enabling significantly improved overall system performance. All pulse compression parameters are fully programmable.
Multiplication modules provide higher frequency outputs with ultra-low phase noise. The MOG01 is a narrowband system with a dedicated 320 MHz input frequency with adapted sub-harmonic filtering.
Frequency synthesizers are versatile, FPGA-based modules with low noise, and are capable of going up to the Ku-band.