Impact


Intelligent audio & video

Our world-leading AI capability is revolutionizing end-user experiences, business workflows and manufacturing processes. This drives transformational efficiency and productivity gains for our clients.

Our techniques can identify audio and video characteristics with unprecedented speed and accuracy – from real-time classification of musical genres and spoken word themes, to applying super resolution to damaged or low-grade images.   

Breaking boundaries

We’re pushing audio and video product design beyond convention, using a ‘standards plus’ approach to create unique and industry-leading technologies, while taking advantage of high-volume silicon.

Building on our extensive experience, we apply novel techniques in wireless AV, sound beamforming, voice activation, wake-on-word and echo cancellation.  

Digital audio & signal processing

Digital audio communications play an essential role in the products we develop, such as codecs carrying voice via satellite or high-quality music over Bluetooth links.

We apply signal conditioning to improve signal quality and enhance audio, whilst driving significant power reductions, adding another dimension to algorithm and processing hardware design.  

Optimising the silicon

Disruptive audio and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies demand an innovative approach to silicon design. Our Sapphyre digital signal processing core increases performance for audio applications against cost, whilst significantly reducing power consumption and device size.

Our Ecoutez platform is the world's lowest power, flexible IP block for accelerating Voice Activity Detection, requiring just 11µW – about 100th of the power consumed by a modern hearing aid.   

Experience


Throughout our long history, we have developed a range of cutting-edge audio and video technologies – from professional and consumer products, to assisted listening platforms and hearing aids.      

Breakthrough design

Our multi-disciplinary teams have a proven track record of reinventing the possibilities of high-quality audio and video design, time after time.

This includes the world’s lowest-cost internet radio, the world’s first two-way tour-guide radios, pioneering instantly-installed wireless audio descriptions for visually-impaired and hearing-impaired cinema-goers, and a low-cost multi-channel video conferencing system supporting 24 microphones.  

Experts in wireless

Reliability is critical for live events, programme making and control systems with spectrum an increasingly scarce and valuable resource. Our experience in wireless technology and standards allows us to meet these challenges head-on.

From developing the world’s first fully digital radio transceiver, to advising regulators on spectrum usage, we offer clients a diverse range of expertise that ensures critical projects are delivered with exceptional results.  

Pioneering Bluetooth

We’re proud to have played a key role in the standardisation of Bluetooth, culminating in our spin-out of Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), which became the world’s leading supplier of Bluetooth single-chip transceivers.

From bespoke software stacks and processor cores, to innovative radio and antenna design, our expertise offers unprecedented customisation and control to our clients.  

Tech, tools & facilities


Head & torso simulator
 

Head & Torso Simulator

Using high-accuracy median heads and torsos fitted with calibrated standards-compliant ear and mouth simulators, we’re able to measure audio devices that are worn by or interact with people, including wearables, room speakers, microphones and environmental monitoring devices. Specific tools include Brüel & Kjær 4128C HATS, Audio Precision APx525 and analysis software for PESQ, MOS and POLQA.

Anechoic chamber (Stargate Satimo)
 

Satimo Stargate 64

無響無線・アンテナ試験を行う電波暗室 ”Satimo Stargate 64”は、ヨーロッパでも数少ない施設です。6m立法の空間で、無線デバイスからの電波伝播を自動で三次元測定・視覚化することができ、ウェアラブル技術のテストを人体模型または実際の被験者に対して行うことができます。スマートインプラント(埋め込みテレメトリをなど)、投薬デバイス、ウェアラブルなどの製品開発において、実際にRF性能を確認し最適化することができます。

Digital Greenhouse
 

Digital Greenhouse

The Digital Greenhouse is our purpose-built AI research facility, specifically designed to discover, develop and test machine learning approaches in a fast, secure environment. The facility features an NVIDIA DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputer, a bank of machine learning computers, petabyte local storage and many teraflops of dedicated compute power.

EMC試験チャンバー
 

EMC試験チャンバー

高遮断性能のETS-Lindgren電波暗室は、新しいデバイスを開発する際に不可欠なEMC試験やRF試験に適しています。社内に電波暗室を有することで、不要な放射線や磁化率の障害などを開発の初期段階から試すことができ、その結果を製品設計に直接フィードバックすることで、後日仕様を変更し、その結果コストが嵩むことを防ぎます。

News & insights


Press release

BlueStack™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、BlueStack™の発売を開始しました。BlueStack™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。

Press release

世界最小レベルの消費電力を誇る音声認識を発表

24th April 2018

ケンブリッジコンサルタンツは、音声区間検出(Voice Activity Detection: VAD)処理を加速するための柔軟性のある世界最小電力IPブロック「Ecoutez」を発表しました。