Impact


Higher performance on smaller scales

We apply our considerable expertise in radio frequency (RF) engineering and electromagnetic capability (EMC) to develop high-performing radios such as simultaneous cellular (3G/4G), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth operation.

Our ability to engineer robust RF performance despite seemingly impossible size constraints plays a crucial role in delivering the hardware and software breakthroughs our clients demand.

Examples of our work include the 1.6GHz transceivers used in the Iridium satellite network, low-latency 5GHz transceivers for controlling industrial robots and VHF/UHF air traffic control transceivers.  

Experience


Signal success

Our experience covers virtually every aspect of radio and communications development, from fundamental research through to new product introduction for large volume manufacture.

Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to partition functionality and performance to the part of the system where it is most cost effectively delivered, such as the antenna system, the radio electronics, a custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) or digital signal processing (DSP) software. 

Antenna simulation

As devices shrink, accommodating the components required and delivering the desired wireless performance – the antenna in particular – become increasingly challenging.

We provide complete antenna simulation, design and testing in high-performance electromagnetic chambers to ensure that these considerations are part of the development process from the outset.  

Implantable & body-worn devices

We have specific expertise in the interaction between electromagnetic waves and human tissue, making us uniquely able to accurately predict the impact of the human body on real-world antenna performance.

We use a number of multi-layered human body phantoms in wearable and implantable antenna development. Multiple recipes of tissue-simulating liquids allow us to closely mimic the electric properties of actual tissue over a wide range of frequencies. 

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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.

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.

Electronic production
 

Electronic production

Our flexible, responsive and agile manufacturing facilities are ideally suited to electronic and electromechanical product builds, enabling us to very quickly set up short product runs built to an extremely high quality. We can build our own PCBAs using industrial representative equipment and ensure manufacture-ability during design. Having our own EPD facility is also extremely helpful in development, driving out DfX activities in eCAD, and feeding test results back into the design process from an early stage.

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

 

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.

 

Smart gas meter

Using a fresh approach, we designed an energy efficient, future proof unit smart gas meter for one of Europe’s largest engineering companies, optimised for mass manufacture and ease of installation.

News & insights


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
Report

Link quality prediction: delivering better service performance and improved network efficiency with predictive network and service characterisation

26th February 2019

We have developed an independent view of the potential use cases for Intel’s Link Quality Prediction (LQP) technology. Intel’s Link Quality Prediction (LQP) technology uses machine learning techniques and a rich set of historical and real-time data feeds...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Radio systems
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

How AI is predicting the future of link quality

26th February 2019

What if you could predict the quality of a cellular radio link? With the Standalone 5G New Radio specifications agreed in 2018 we are edging ever closer to the 5G vision of limitless connectivity.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Radio systems
  • Strategic advice
Webinar

How AI will transform telecoms

21st November 2018

AI and machine learning will impact every aspect of telecommunications - neither hype or concerns should be ignored. The fact the sector is highly digitalised and driven by strong competition...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Embedded software
  • Innovation management
  • AI & Analytics
  • Radio systems
  • Signal processing

Events


Event

Ofcom: Supporting wireless innovation for agritech and rural connectivity

2nd Jul 2019
2 Caspian Point, Cardiff, Wales

Ofcom’s Supporting Wireless Innovation event explores how the latest in wireless technology is helping the agricultural industry improve productivity and reduce environmental impact.

Event

AI for Good Global Summit

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Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva, Switzerland

The AI for Good Global Summit is the leading United Nations platform for global and inclusive dialogue on AI.

Event

CWIC 2019: Digitising Industry

26th Jun 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK

The CW International Conference 2019 brings together technologists and business leaders from six vertical markets to explore industry’s future requirements of the digital sector and identify opportunities for collaborative development.

Event

Connected Britain 2019

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Business Design Centre, London, UK

Experts from across Cambridge Consultants will be leading discussions at Connected Britain - the largest gathering of connectivity professionals in the UK.

We can help you achieve the impossible