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


Opinion

The rise of non-terrestrial networks and 5G hybrid architectures

17th Aug 2021

There’s far more to the disruptive power of 5G than fast speeds – it’s also about the resulting network architecture that brings new levels of flexibility and service innovations the mobile industry has never seen before...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Radio systems
Whitepaper

Mobilizing private 5G networks

20th Apr 2021

Private 5G networks promise to deliver huge business advantage. But, where to start if you are an enterprise, carrier or technology supplier considering deployment? This whitepaper is a practical guide to deploying a private 5G network for maximum business impact, including when using CBRS spectrum in the United States.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Radio systems
Press release

Cambridge Consultants building the world’s largest commercial airborne antenna

2nd Nov 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. 

From R&D to ROI - opening remarks from AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021
Webinar

From R&D to ROI - opening remarks from AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021

16th Nov 2021

Cambridge Consultants' Ram Naidu, Senior Vice President, AI, welcomes attendees to the Innovation Acceleration stage at The AI Summit Silicon Valley 2021, day one. 

  • AI & Analytics

Case studies


 

Welcome to the office in the sky

The office in the sky has arrived. This is the story of an extraordinary business travel transformation – courtesy of office-grade, multi-Mbps inflight connectivity with minimal latency. 

 

Wireless breakthrough for the Ocado Smart Platform

A world-first in radio design helps transform online grocery across the globe

 

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

Events


Webinar

Realizing the vision of LEO satellite connectivity

17th Feb 2022
Virtual

Excitement reverberates around the prospect of ubiquitous connectivity, with cellular coverage direct from satellites to standard IoT devices and ultimately, even smartphones. The big question is – how do we as an industry ensure such promise is turned to commercial reality? Join our webinar to learn more and hear from those leading this race.