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

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.

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
 

Prototyping workshops

Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of their value. All while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations. Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.

We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible

News & insights


Webinar

How to build a CBRS network and transform industry

5th November 2020

CBRS will see many new organizations become their own connectivity providers, enabling new solutions and business models that create huge value. But where do you start? This FierceWireless webinar provides a practical guide for CBRS spectrum holders, vendors and end-users looking to deploy private cellular networks for business transformation.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
Press release

Cambridge Consultants building the world’s largest commercial airborne antenna

2nd November 2020

Cambridge Consultants working in collaboration with Stratospheric Platforms Ltd unveils a wireless antenna unlike anything seen before, delivering affordable 5G connectivity from a fleet of zero-emissions aircraft. 

Opinion

Why it’s time to start turning quantum sensing theory into real-world commercial advantage

6th August 2020

Quantum theory is about probability. Erwin Schrödinger illustrated this with his famous thought experiment: trap a cat in a box with a randomly fatal device and you would not know whether it is dead or alive. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Sensing
Press release

Flylogix and Cambridge Consultants to send drones beyond the horizon

16th July 2020

Flylogix will exploit Iridium’s state-of-the-art satellite communications to enable unmanned aerial vehicles to perform remote monitoring of offshore installations.

Case studies


 

The world’s largest commercial airborne antenna

Beaming 5G from the stratosphere

 

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system

 

Ofcom: review of developments in IoT

Independent analysis to inform future regulatory priorities and forecasts

 

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.

Events


Speaker

5G Connected Edge Cloud for Industry 4.0 Transformation

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The intersection of edge cloud, 5G and programmable networks forms the foundation for building exciting and powerful new solutions. This event, hosted by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), will convene thought-leaders to discuss the latest technology enablers, use-cases, trends and go-to-market models.