With unrivalled commercial and technical expertise, we help our semiconductor partners increase their revenue through the development of additive technology and unique intellectual property (IP) that amplifies their differentiation and enhances value for their customers.

Our experience


Market-leading

Today’s semiconductor industry stretches beyond conventional silicon devices into reference designs with production-ready software, mobile applications and cloud services – all areas where we excel.

Over many years, we have generated disruptive technologies and IP for the global silicon leaders while also achieving notable breakthroughs of our own.

We were the first to integrate a 2.4GHz radio on a CMOS process, leading to the world’s first single-chip Bluetooth device and the spin-out of Bluetooth giant Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR plc, since acquired by Qualcomm). 

The world’s first fully digital radio

Pizzicato – the world’s first fully digital radio transceiver – is the future of radio design, with massive implications for 5G networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). Operating almost entirely in the digital domain and consisting of just an integrated circuit (IC) and an antenna, Pizzicato is capable of supporting any radio protocol within its RF band, which can span many GHz.

This provides enhanced flexibility, the ability to design on the smallest silicon process nodes, the removal of mixed signal challenges and cognitive use of the radio spectrum. 

Custom silicon IP

When appropriate off-the-shelf silicon IP is not available, we develop it for our clients. Developments can scale to deliver ingredient IP, such as hardware accelerators for ultra-low-power consumption, all the way up to entire SoCs (system on chip) – all without the overhead of ongoing royalties.

Sapphyre – our proprietary modular and fully-customisable digital signal processing (DSP) core – can be easily optimised for specific applications, increasing performance against cost and significantly reducing power consumption. 

How we work


Our multidisciplinary expertise, combined with an independent, unbiased approach, enables us to exploit insights from diverse markets.

This enables us to evaluate radical new ideas prior to launch, develop concepts to verify new IP and overcome technical hurdles to secure orders and reach volume manufacture. 

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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.

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.

Innovation Lab
 

Innovation lab

Dedicated to client workshops and collaborative working, it’s an inspiring and flexible space that adapts to facilitate ideation sessions, problem-solving workshops and design strategy meetings. This is where our project teams and our clients generate concepts, identify new markets for existing technology and develop new business models.

 We can help you achieve the impossible

CASE STUDIES


Case study

Analog devices smart car park monitoring

Paving the way for low-cost, real-time sensing for smart buildings and smart cities, using machine vision and a low-cost processing platform

 

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.

NEWS & INSIGHTS


Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

17th October 2018

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Data science & analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

Introducing SomeSQL

25th September 2018

NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB) give developers much more freedom in how to store their data. But this freedom means that there is much more risk that the data gets into a state which can’t be read by the interfacing...

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Data science & analytics
Press release

Award-winning wearable transforms the theme park experience

24th September 2018

We’ve partnered with accesso Technology Group to develop a smart wearable for theme park guests. The device means visitors don’t need to carry cash, keys, or queue for attractions.

Press release

BlueStack™ brings disruptive innovation to Bluetooth audio

19th September 2018

BlueStack™ launches today, a dual-mode Bluetooth software stack with a unique commercial model. We provide the IP for a one-time fee, creating a customizable platform for connected audio products.