Shaping the future 


We’ve been developing embedded software for as long as it has existed, influencing emerging technologies over many years.

We work intimately with our radio systems, digital signal processing, electronics and user experience teams to develop reliable high-performance software in the shortest timeframes. 

Our specialisms



Edge processing
High-demand processing on resource-constrained, networked devices is one of our key strengths, allowing our clients to get the best from their digital service.
Security and encryption
Security is a paramount concern, particularly when dealing with complex systems in critical sectors. We employ world-class experts from the defence community.
Connectivity & IoT
As visionary leaders in IoT, we have expert knowledge across the tech landscape, including all emerging standards and technologies.

Proven solutions to complex problems

The rise of ‘smart’ and ‘deep’ technologies is mired in exponential rises in complexity. We invest in the tools, processes and talent necessary to successfully complete even the most complex projects.

We employ a test-focused design approach, considering test strategy from the outset and building test frameworks alongside the main project development.

We also work with regulators – in many sectors, including medical and telecoms – as well as third-party test certification bodies to ensure regulatory compliance to global standards.

Understanding client & user requirements

Whether the challenge is achieving ultra-low power consumption or managing the trade-offs between power, bandwidth and processor load, our development is driven by our client’s and their users’ specific requirements.

We’re platform and technology independent, with a depth of expertise across embedded techniques and technologies that is unparalleled. This allows us to deliver the very best solution for our clients, built on the principles of user-centred design.

Experience


A history of breakthroughs

During many decades at the forefront of embedded software, we’ve created hundreds of breakthrough systems and novel silicon applications.

Examples include parallel processing for Mindspeed’s 3D basestation network, vector processing for radar and the award-winning KiCoPen low-energy insulin pen.

We also developed the first digital pregnancy test, followed by the first video phone for Orange in 1999. In 2000, we launched the world’s first single-chip Bluetooth radio, leading to our billion-dollar spin-out company Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR).

Scale & breadth

Our team of 150+ embedded software experts span four global offices in two continents, with skillsets covering the full spectrum of disciplines, from machine learning, positioning, sensing and DSP, to biometrics, bare metal, real-time operating systems (RTOS) and digital security.

Tech, tools & facilities


Data, development & test labs
 

Data, development & test labs

With one petabyte local storage and specialised hardware for telecoms chassis design, machine learning development and more, this facility allows us to develop, test and operate new cloud-ready digital services rapidly in a secure environment.

 

It enables rapid end-to-end prototyping and experimentation of sensitive concepts. We work across the full spectrum of cloud service providers, supporting both public and private infrastructures.

Cloud stack development
 

Cloud stack development

This virtualised compute resource – affectionately known as Cloud Cuckoo – is specifically designed to enable rapid systems research and development within a controlled, secure environment. Having the facility to spin up large numbers of virtual machines on-demand is unusual and highly advantageous. With multiple multi-core shelves and nearly a petabyte of fast storage, this resource provides support for all layers of cloud stack development. It’s compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and other popular platforms.

Facility Continuous-integration software
 

Scalable software test facility

Continuous integration (CI) is central to building and delivering high-quality software. Our virtualised CI test facility enables us to test complex software at scale, with or without hardware in the loop, to identify problems earlier and fix them faster. It provides a clean, isolated virtual build environment, pre-loaded with industry-leading tools such as Coverity static analysis. CI testing is integrated with our version control, enabling every software revision to be automatically built, tested on real hardware and analysed.

Case studies


Case study

オカド・スマート・ プラットフォームで実現した ワイヤレス ブレークスルー

世界中の オンラインスーパーに 変革をもたらす、 世界初の 無線通信システムの 設計

Axsis
Case study

コンセプト - 超小型手術支援ロボット“AXSIS”

Axsisは 高度な 知能を 備えた ロボット設計の 可能性を 実証しています。 そのロボットは 既存の システムよりも 大幅に 小型化しながらも 飛躍的に 機能性が 増しています。

News & insights


プレスリリース

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

2018年 09月 19日

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。

プレスリリース

Paul BeastallがUK5G諮問委員会の委員に任命

2018年 05月 11日

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。

プレスリリース

世界最小レベルの消費電力を誇る音声認識を発表

2018年 04月 24日

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。

プレスリリース

独習する世界一賢い駐車システムはタダ同然

2018年 04月 20日

ディープラーニングはついに研究の場から現実の世界、実プロジェクトに移ろうとしています。ケンブリッジコンサルタンツはこのたび世界一賢い駐車システムを発表しました。

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