High reliability

By: Rakon  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Crystals, Frequency Control

Space Applications 

Defence, Commercial Aviation & Other Applications 

In August 2010 Rakon acquired Temex. Rakon Temex has excellent synergies with the company’s existing operations and it is expected both operations will benefit from each other by leveraging off each company’s strengths.

Rakon is a world leader in the supply and manufacture of high precision, high reliability frequency control solutions.  Worldwide government and commercial programmes use Rakon oscillators in the harshest of conditions.  Found in medicine, power, space, defense and research, Rakon’s complete range includes; crystals,  XOs, VCXOs, TCXOs, OCXOs, SAW oscillators, crystal filters, Digital Dispersive Delay Lines (DDL), Digital Pulse Compression Sub-Systems (DPCSS) and complete RF subsystems. Rakon’s high reliability solutions meet the most demanding performance expectations.

The European operation has been involved in high reliability applications since the 1940s, offering high performance space qualified crystals and OCXOs for the space market. Rakon products are found in many European satellite systems and space programs today. Rakon Temex is renowned for being the European leader for frequency solutions in space and defence and is the preferred ITAR-free manufacturer in space and defense oscillators, while Rakon has world leading positions in frequency solutions for GPS, timing/synchronization and aerospace.

Actively involved in many scientific programs around the world, Rakon prides itself on furthering its understanding in high reliability applications to further improve everyday lives.

Keywords: Crystals, Frequency Control

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