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


 

The world’s largest commercial airborne antenna

Beaming 5G from the stratosphere

 

ListenTALK advanced Group Communication System

ListenTALK advanced Group Communication System

 

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system

 

Ocado smart platform

Transforming warehouse automation with another world-first in radio design

News & insights


Webinar

How to build a CBRS network and transform industry

5th November 2020

CBRS will see many new organizations become their own connectivity providers, enabling new solutions and business models that create huge value. But where do you start? This FierceWireless webinar provides a practical guide for CBRS spectrum holders, vendors and end-users looking to deploy private cellular networks for business transformation.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
Opinion

Optimising growing with control loop innovation

17th August 2020

Successful farming is founded on control. Indeed, the task of growing crops is one of the world’s oldest control loops. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Press release

EnfuseNet: Rewriting the economics of vehicle autonomy

30th June 2020

Cambridge Consultants developed EnfuseNet, a breakthrough Artificial Intelligence (AI) system for autonomous vehicles. A low-cost system that generates high-resolution depth data for vehicle perception technology.

Press release

Cambridge Consultants and NEC's "5G Co-Creation Working"

24th April 2020

Cambridge Consultants and a group of construction and IT companies that includes NEC have jointly developed a system to promote the use of safety harnesses, which are essential for preventing falling accidents during high rise construction.

Events


Speaker

5G Connected Edge Cloud for Industry 4.0 Transformation

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The intersection of edge cloud, 5G and programmable networks forms the foundation for building exciting and powerful new solutions. This event, hosted by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), will convene thought-leaders to discuss the latest technology enablers, use-cases, trends and go-to-market models. 

Exhibitor

CES 2021

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Online event

With CES® being reimagined for 2021, we’re looking forward to contributing to the first all-digital version of the world’s most influential tech event. As ever, we’ll be relishing the opportunity to share the inspiration, ideas and products and services that will shape our future.

 

 

 

 

 

ExhibitorSpeaker

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit 2021

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Online event

Join us live online on March 9-10 for 1-1 meetings, interactive group discussions and critical intelligence on the future of the agri-food system.

ExhibitorSponsorWebinar

DDL 2020 Christmas Lectures

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Cambridge Consultants will be speaking and exhibiting virtually at DDL 2020. 

The Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) conference is the premier conference and industry exhibition dedicated to pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. The focus is on providing a forum to present recent developments in the field of inhalation therapy through podium and poster presentations. The three-day conference consists of a programme of lectures covering five session themes.

We can help you achieve the impossible