Ranatec selected by Qamcom to build advanced signal processing hardware for major SKAO initiative – world’s largest radio telescopes


Gothenburg, Sweden, September 19, 2023Ranatec, a part of the Qamcom group and supplier of specialized test and measurement equipment for RF and microwave applications, today announced it has been appointed by Qamcom Research and Technology to build the industrialized advanced signal processing hardware for the  groundbreaking Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO). Qamcom has been awarded a new extended and expanded contract from SKAO in the global collaboration to build the world’s most powerful radio telescopes managing the entire project lifecycle – from project management, development and industrialization to education for the integration and installation of the subsystem. The Qamcom-developed hardware will be integrated with and complement a wide array of key solutions for the SKAO’s telescopes.

The SKAO  is an intergovernmental organisation whose mission is to build the world’s advanced radio telescopes in Australia and South Africa, The SKAO’s telescopes will, among other things, be used for studies of the early universe, the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies and to look for the presence of life in space. The SKAO is one of the major mega-science facilities of the 21st century and is set to complete the construction of its two world-class telescopes by the end of the decade.

The project appointment is an important step for further growth and global recognition of Ranatec. Selection to build hardware for the major global collaboration significantly strengthens Ranatec’s position as a progress creator within signal management for turning ideas and innovations into real solutions. Additionally, it reinforces and expands the cooperation between Ranatec and Qamcom Research and Technology in becoming turnkey suppliers that provide both development and production.

Charlotte Ornstein, Operations, Ranatec, “We are truly honored to be selected to tap Ranatec’s expertise for building the industrialized advanced signal processing hardware for the SKAO radio telescope. The hardware will be integrated as a comprehensive component within the various contributions from the Qamcom group. An opportunity to participate in the highly prestigious project that includes amongst others, visionary Swedish leaders in technology and space research Qamcom, Chalmers Industriteknik and Onsala Space Observatory, is a unique opportunity in Ranatec’s growth journey.”

– “Ranatec brings its strong track record in delivering innovative solutions to leading global brands for the most demanding niche RF and microwave applications. With broad expertise in manufacturing of premium, specialized test and measurement equipment, we see Ranatec as an outstanding resource to assemble and test an extremely advanced digitised feed receiver system complementing our numerous contributions to this major SKAO initiative”, says Bengt Münter, Project Manager at Qamcom.

Part of a broad global collaboration

The Qamcom SKAO assignment, which extends until 2027, involves a broad international collaboration where Qamcom is responsible for integrating components from other suppliers into the main system. The ground-breaking project brings in numerous segments of the Qamcom Group, including Ranatec. Additionally, Qamcom’s involvement in the SKA project is part of a collaboration with Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers University of Technology – leading Swedish players in the construction of the SKAO’s telescopes.

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About Qamcom

Qamcom is a leading Swedish research and technology company with deep competence within hardware, software, and system development. Qamcom offers value-driven technology solutions, products, and services in the fields of advanced Signal Processing, Industrial AI and IoT, Wireless Communication and System Engineering. Qamcom’s mission is quite simply to turn technology into value for society, industry, and people. Based on insights and the needs of end users, Qamcom bridges the gap between technology and application to enable high ambitions for most industries and contexts. Find out more at qamcom.com and qamcom.group.

About Ranatec

A part of the Qamcom Group, Ranatec is progressive creator of niche test and measurement equipment for the most demanding RF and microwave applications. Together with our clients and partners, we cultivate advancement within signal management to test, measure, filter, or block signals. Based on a ccommitment to constant development and improvement, we aim to make our clients and their products better through inventive solutions for design verification, product certification, production testing and expert trouble shooting. 

Partnering with leading global brands, Ranatec products are created to provide the newest advancements in test design and satisfy the highest demands for performance and quality. Our global family of customers includes electronics manufacturers and test labs within cellular infrastructure, mobile phone and radar system industries. Off-the-shelf or full customization, Ranatec offers innovative solutions for Wireless Test Automation, RF/EMC Shielding, and Radar Testing. ISO9001:2015 certified, Ranatec is compliant with the most stringent ISO requirements. Visit us at ranatec.com and follow our latest news on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media Contacts

Ranatec media contact

Leslie Johnsen

Phone: +47 41458043

Email: Leslie.johnsen@ranatec.com

Qamcom contact

Bengt Münter, Project Manager Qamcom

Phone: +46 704 26 27 84

E-mail: bengt.munter@qamcom.se

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