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

The path to AI-powered industrial IoT

31st March 2020

IoT, data and AI offer huge opportunities across many industries – but where and how do you create most value for your business?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • Signal processing
  • Strategic advice
  • Tracking & location
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

The ‘last foot’: five technologies set to drive the future of personalization

24th February 2020

Think of a product you really feel attached to – food, makeup, an electronic device, anything. What makes it feel so special? The chances are it will be the mixture of convenience, efficacy and history that creates an emotional reaction. Making you feel special. In my case...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Industrial design
  • Sensing
  • Service design
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)

Events


ExhibitorSpeakerSponsor

The AI Summit

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The ExCeL Centre, London, UK
Stand: #AI454

The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest industry event that examines the practical implications of AI for enterprise organisations that are set to transform business productivity. The event highlights both AI business...

SpeakerSponsor

Big 5G Event 2020

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Irving Convention Centre, Dallas, USA

The Big 5G Event is the largest 5G event in North America, bringing together operators and enterprises to develop strategies for digital transformation. Our team of experts will be there from across high performance...

ExhibitorSpeaker

ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction

3rd Apr 2020
Online Event., Cambridge, UK

How is the robotics industry furthering the field of human-robot interaction? Let's learn more from ARM, Cambridge Consultants, Google, Honda Research Lab, MDPI Journal, MIT Press, the ID Lab and EXGwear.

Speaker

5GLive 2020

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The ExCeL, London, UK

5G is set to revolutionise the global economy. We're joining industry experts at 5GLive to explore how next generation mobile will enable new, agile business models, transforming products and services.

We can help you achieve the impossible