Our specialisms


Mobile broadband

When it comes to mass-market cellular data communications, the industry faces competing pressures from increasing traffic and higher customer demands for quality, availability and cost.

As experts in high performance digital and radio frequency technology with world-class facilities and skills, we develop systems and services that enable our clients to succeed in this rapidly changing world. 

Software-defined networking

The networking world is becoming more and more virtualised as legacy equipment is replaced. This puts an emphasis on the development of high-security software and services, such as intelligent hypervisors and management systems, as well as new advanced protocols.

Our experience in edge computing and virtualisation enables our clients to exploit the trend towards virtualised networking, protocols and network functions. 

We can help realise your ambitions

Critical communications

We have considerable expertise developing high-performance communications systems for demanding applications, including unparalleled skills in satellite communications technology which has become increasingly important to our public safety, emergency response, defence and security clients.

Military requirements are evolving as threats change, opening up communications as a new domain of warfare. Our secure communications expertise in advanced technologies enables domination of the communications sphere. 

The Internet of Things

From smart homes to smart cities, transport and logistics and cutting-edge medical technology, the IoT is constantly growing. But success requires secure, robust communication platforms, small, power-efficient devices and intelligent digital services that add significant value.

We have decades of experience developing connected devices and systems for both consumer and industrial markets. This gives us an unrivalled understanding of the complex trade-offs between size, power, cost and performance necessary to create breakthrough products and services. 

Our experience


We have a pioneering track record in the telecoms and mobile industry spanning many years, from generating disruptive technologies for global leaders to initiating hugely successful spin-outs, like Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR plc, since acquired by Qualcomm). 

The world’s largest independent wireless development team

Our team of more than 200 experts includes globally-recognised domain authorities covering every design expertise, from short-range wireless connectivity to global satellite communication.

Today, we’re engaged in projects as diverse as developing the world’s largest commercial satellite network, ultra-low-cost IoT devices, machine learning for network functions and future 5G technologies such as mmWave and smart antennas. 

The world’s first fully digital radio

Having developed a series of best-in-class short-range wireless products, we created Pizzicato – the world’s first fully digital radio.

By eliminating the analogue element of silicon radios, we have made it possible to dramatically reduce size, cost and power consumption. This game-changing breakthrough is enabling the creation of an entirely new class of IoT devices.  

How we work


We put our clients in control of the product development process, letting their specific technical requirements inform our custom design approach.

Throughout the project we work collaboratively as a seamless extension of our client’s team.

Due to the complexity of today’s communication networks, we employ advanced proprietary simulation modelling and test techniques to ensure the highest levels of performance. 

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Tech, tools & facilities


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.

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.

Prototyping workshops
 

プロトタイプ生産工場

プロトタイプ生産工場(電子基板・メカ)では、アイデアを実現し、製品価値を説得力をもって実証するプロトタイプを生産しています。試作品は、ISO 9001、ISO 13485、およびISO 14001規制に準拠した極めて高い品質基準を維持しています。最新のCNCおよびフライス盤、旋盤、溶接ギア、ワイヤーハーネス、ケーブルアセンブリツールを使用することにより素早くパーツを製造し、検証作業やユーザートライアル用向けに実物大で動作可能なプロトタイプを組み立てることができます。

We can help you achieve the impossible

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.

 

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.

 

Ofcom: review of developments in IoT

Independent analysis to inform future regulatory priorities and forecasts

NEWS & INSIGHTS


Opinion

The path to AI-powered industrial IoT

31st March 2020

IoT, data and AI offer huge opportunities across many industries – but where and how do you create most value for your business?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • Signal processing
  • Strategic advice
  • Tracking & location
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

2020 is the year of the ‘network native’ – and huge revenue potential from a new kind of connectivity

18th February 2020

The telecommunications industry is once again facing significant upheaval. It’s driven by a new wave of innovation shaped by open source technology. Networks are also becoming more capable of offering new platforms and...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

サービスイノベーション:機は熟した

3rd February 2020

We have reached a defining moment in the pursuit of economic value. The commercial imperative that transitioned from the exchange of goods to the revolution of services is now settling on the goal of delivering ...

  • 機械学習&AI
  • コネクティビティ&IoT
  • デジタルサービス
  • サービスデザイン
  • 戦略的アドバイス
  • ユーザーエクスペリエンス
Whitepaper

Chiplets: the path to IoT diversity

3rd October 2019

In this whitepaper, we explore why chiplets offer a path towards increased IoT diversity, bringing benefits to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and semiconductor companies alike.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Product realisation