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


Webinar

The road to AI-enhanced ADAS

20th August 2019

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is the fastest growing technology segment in the automotive market and paving the way for self-driving vehicles. AI is one of the most critical components in ADAS, vastly outperforming traditional...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Radio systems
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
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)
Whitepaper

AI in the driving seat

22nd May 2019

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is the fastest growing technology segment in the automotive market. We examine the commercial and technological challenges to wider adoption of ADAS and set out...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

The real power of 5G

16th May 2019

The real power of 5G lies in how it can enable the digital transformation of the business world. Telecom operators are in a unique position to unlock 5G’s huge potential for new enterprise customers, and in turn transform their own business.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Radio systems
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice

Events


ExhibitorSpeaker

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

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Park Plaza London Riverbank, London

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

Speaker

Spectrum – Mapping the Future 2019

10th Sep 2019
Royal Geographical Society, London, UK

Cambridge Consultants will present alongside industry leaders to examine how the wireless sector is innovating through new technology and new ways of working.

ExhibitorSpeakerSponsor

Arm TechCon 2019

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San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Stand: #1145

Arm TechCon showcases the latest advances in Arm’s technology, from silicon design and software development, to security, IoT solutions and AI.

ExhibitorSpeakerSponsor

Total Telecom Congress 2019

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Business Design Centre, London, UK
Stand: #12

Total Telecom Congress will see global business leaders gather to discuss the key strategic and technological issues facing the communications industry as it positions itself to transform consumer and industrial markets.

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