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

Exploring the potential for non-contact monitoring for sepsis, the quick and costly killer

17th January 2020

Sepsis is a life-threatening response of the immune system to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and the risk of permanent disability or death. Detecting and treating it early can be highly effective in stopping progression. The trouble is that implementing the level of monitoring required to catch sepsis at the earliest stages is tough outside critical care settings. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
Opinion

Personalisation beyond the hype – the real beauty is in valuable consumer engagement

3rd January 2020

With the incessant desire for ever-more personalised products continuing to grow globally, brands are falling over themselves to find new ways of enticing and engaging with their audiences. Beauty is a particularly...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Dispense
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

The future of patient monitoring

1st July 2019

Patient monitoring is an inherent part of patient management. Intermittent and continuous measurements have a range of uses, from defining disease states and characterising progression to informing therapeutic approaches and...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital security
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Q&A – how smart implant developers can prepare for a patient-centred future yet highly regulated healthcare system

13th January 2020

Our webinar reveals how device developers will need to maneuver through conservative, highly regulated, monopolistic yet fragmented healthcare systems that often provide contradictory incentives. Following the presentation, our audience had the opportunity to ask a variety of questions. Here’s what our experts had to say in reply.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital security
  • Embedded software
  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)

Events


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.

ExhibitorSpeaker

Mobile World Congress 2020

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Fira Gran Via, Barcelona
Stand: Hall 7, booth 7C72

At MWC 2020 we're bringing our team of experts from across high performance communications, service innovation and connected devices.

Event

LAMMA’20

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NEC, Birmingham, UK

We are delighted  that Simon Jordan, our Head of Industrial Sensing at Cambridge Consultants will be presenting as part of the Farming 4.0 programme at LAMMA’20. His session will focus on how innovative technology can transform food production with AI driven precision agriculture.

Exhibitor

TechInnovation Singapore 2019

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Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150, Singapore
Stand: 5J26

TECHINNOVATION brings together international and Singapore technology providers.

At Cambridge Consultants, we apply a unique blend of technology expertise and market insight to transform our clients’ businesses.

We can help you achieve the impossible