Impact


The connected ecosystem

The world has never been more connected – and the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has only just begun.

Each market category places its own specific technological demands on the connectivity solution. With technology advancing at a blistering pace and strong desire for differentiation, off-the-shelf solutions are rarely fit for purpose.

Having played a pivotal role in the creation and development of several major wireless technologies, we have an intimate understanding of the complex trade-offs necessary to create breakthrough connected devices and – crucially – the systems that support them. 

Experience


A legacy of leadership

Over many decades, we’ve delivered a steady stream of disruptive breakthroughs, from RF and satellite telecommunications to the world’s first wireless pacemaker and the ground-to-air radio system controlling over 50% of the world’s air traffic.

For evidence of our lasting impact, look no further than our billion-dollar spin-out company Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), the market leader in Bluetooth technology founded on the success of our ground-breaking development of the world’s first single-chip Bluetooth radio. 

Multidisciplinary

We have the world’s largest independent wireless development team, spanning radio frequency, communications protocol, digital signal processing, power-optimised analogue and digital electronic design, embedded software, user experience and mechanical design.

With this unparalleled breadth of skills, we are able to deploy the precise set of disciplines that are critical for each development. 

The world’s first fully digital radio

Having designed a series of best-in-class short-range wireless products, we created Pizzicato.

With decades of experience in software defined radio, we’ve recently eliminated all analogue processing from the silicon radio to dramatically reduce size, cost and power consumption. This breakthrough is enabling the creation of an entirely new class of IoT devices. 

The world’s first battery-less connected injector

We’ve been building ultra-low-power connected devices since the market first emerged, from high-resolution activity monitors that run for weeks to low-power algorithms providing real-time feedback for sports professionals.

Our low-power obsession led us to develop the award-winning KiCoPen – powered entirely by energy harvested from the motion of removing and replacing the cap.

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Tech, tools & facilities


Anechoic chamber (Stargate Satimo)
 

Satimo Stargate 64

This anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is one of only a handful of facilities in Europe. Within this six-metre cube, we can carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualisation of wireless device behaviour and test body-worn technology using body phantoms or real live test subjects. This helps us to understand and optimise real-word RF performance of products such as smart implants (including implanted telemetry), connected drug delivery devices and wearables.

Appcessory toolkit
 

Appcessory toolkit

This lightning-fast scoping and feasibility software platform allows us to very quickly model a connected device, saving time, preventing costly missteps and ensuring optimal performance. Taking key requirements as a starting point, we can estimate the dimensions and cost of the PCB and rapidly see how a range of design decisions influence the complex trade-off between factors such as size, power, battery life, radio range and more.

EMC test chamber
 

EMC test chamber

Our fully-shielded ETS-Lindgren anechoic test chamber is suitable for a wide range of EMC and RF testing, which is essential for new devices. It allows us to test for unwanted radiation and susceptibility to interference at an early stage with the results fed directly into product design, rather than later on when changes will be expensive to implement.

Rapid software development
 

Rapid software development tools

We employ a range of rapid software development tools specifically designed for fast connected product development. Specific tools include FSMGen and Datascript.

Case studies


 

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system, Iridium Extreme PTT has provided the low-earth orbit leader with a valuable new revenue stream.

 

Ocado smart platform

Transforming warehouse automation with another world-first in radio design

 

Analog Devices smart car park monitoring

Paving the way for low-cost, real-time sensing for smart buildings and smart cities, using machine vision and a low-cost processing platform

 

Pizzicato fully digital radio transceiver

Enabling a new era in digital radio and IoT devices, through a dramatic reduction in radio size, cost and power consumption.

News & insights


Opinion

2020 is the year of the ‘network native’ – and huge revenue potential from a new kind of connectivity

18th February 2020

The telecommunications industry is once again facing significant upheaval. It’s driven by a new wave of innovation shaped by open source technology. Networks are also becoming more capable of offering new platforms and...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Digital twin, digital skin: is it time to take personalization to the next level?

7th February 2020

There’s nothing more personal than skin. Equally, there’s nothing currently more appealing to consumers than personalized products and services that truly reflect their own uniqueness. The question is, what’s stopping ...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Enabling autonomous vehicles to see in adverse conditions

23rd January 2020

During 2020, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will continue their rise as one of the fastest growing technology segments in the automotive market. As manufacturers look to increase safety and improve the driving experience...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Sensing
Opinion

Service innovation: the time is now

20th January 2020

We have reached a defining moment in the pursuit of economic value. The commercial imperative that transitioned from the exchange of goods to the revolution of services is now settling on the goal of delivering ...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)

Events


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World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
Stand: 4

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is acclaimed as the most international gathering of agribusiness leaders, VC investors and agri-tech innovators.

    Exhibitor

    Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2020

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    Hall 6, Messe Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
    Stand: #AV6122

    The Cambridge Consultants’ automotive team will be exhibiting at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2020, joining industry leaders in advanced technologies for autonomous vehicle development.

    Speaker

    Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2020

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    Sea Port World Trade Centre, Boston, US

    Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is the world’s premier event showcasing technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine.

    Speaker

    SAE WCX 2020 World Congress

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    TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center), Detroit, USA

    Automotive experts from Cambridge Consultants will join nearly 9,000 decision-makers, engineers, and R&D professionals at WCX 2020 to shape the future of mobility.

    We can help you achieve the impossible