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. 

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.

News & insights


Press release

BlueStackTMがBluetoothオーディオに破壊的なイノベーションをもたらす

16th October 2018

画期的なイノベーションを専門とするケンブリッジコンサルタンツは本日、デュアルモードBluetoothソフトウェアスタック、BlueStackTMの発売を開始しました。BlueStackTMを使い、半導体企業や製品メーカーは組み込みデバイスをBluetooth ClassicとBluetooth Low Energy (LE)の両方に対応させることができます。

Opinion

大きく考える: Ocadoに習う

25th May 2018

我々はよくイノベーションの真の意味は何かを自問しています。これは大きな目標を持つどんな事業にとっても重要な質問です。なぜなら技術革命は旧来の技術を発展させるよりも遥かに大きな利益をもたらすからです。

  • クラウド/スケーラビリティ
  • コネクティビティ&IoT
  • エレクトロニクス& ASIC
  • インダストリアルデザイン
  • 無線システム
  • ロボット工学
  • 追跡&位置情報
Opinion

ドローンサービスが米国で始動

17th May 2018

昨年末にDelivAir技術を発表して以来、素晴らしいフィードバックをいただいており、テクノロジー業界から熱狂的な注目を集めています。しかしドローン配達サービスの実現性には疑問の声もありました。無人航空機(UAVまたは「ドローン」)は既存の航空交通と安全に共存できるかという質問をよく受けます。

  • 無線システム
  • ロボット工学
  • センシング
Press release

Paul BeastallがUK5G諮問委員会の委員に任命

11th May 2018

ケンブリッジコンサルタンツの技術戦略部門ディレクターPaul BeastallがUK5Gの諮問委員会の委員に任命されました。UK5Gは、英国のデジタル・文化・メディア・スポーツ省(DCMS)が支援および出資する機関で、世界規模の研究拠点、テクノロジープロバイダー、投資機関、規制当局、次世代コネクティビティの恩恵をまだ受けていない垂直産業パートナーなど、5Gエコシステムの組織が集結します。

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