The R&D mission of JRC is to connect people to people and things to things to help build a better world. In coping with the researches into element technologies, high-precision ranging and positioning to open up the future of radio communications, our challenge is to fulfill customer’s expectations and realize the needs from our society.
The GPS receivers incorporated in portable phones and car navigators commonly were developed and brought to market by JRC for the first time in Japan. We started the R&D efforts in the latter half of the 1970s and expanded our share of maritime and mobile markets. As the design is smaller and the sensitivity is higher, JRC GPS technology is now found in other various applications such as GPS for tracking stolen construction machinery and GPS oscillators with a nanosecond level of accuracy. In fiscal 2010, we shipped 3.8 million units over the year.
Scanning electron microscope
Test samples are irradiated with an electron beam to obtain their images of 300,000 magnifications with high resolution.
Thermal shock tester
This tester measures the stress caused on a sample due to differences in thermal elasticity between sample materials exposed to rapid changes of high and low temperatures.
X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
This spectrometer can identify the elements from the fluorescent x-ray spectrum generated by irradiating a sample with x-rays. It is mainly used as a simple analyzer to comply with RoHS directive.
Constant temperature/humidity chambere
This large type tester can evaluate samples in temperature and humidity ranges from -40 to 80°C and 10 to 95% respectively.
Electromagnetic shield room
This room is used to make EMI tests and measure antenna patterns.
JRC was certified for the ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) in 1994. In 2009, we completed the shift to ISO 9001:2008. We set up our organization and system for quality assurance and are continuously improving them throughout JRC group of companies in accordance with the ISO standards.
In every division, we are working to assure quality so our customers can use all our products safely and securely. We need to accurately determine the needs of a variety of customers for a wide range of products from typical mass-produced products such as ETC mobile units for the consumer market, to the marine equipment required to have the quality to withstand special installing environments, and the meteorological radars and dam control systems manufactured to customer specifications.