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. 

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. 

Interested in joining us?

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 impossible

CASE STUDIES


Case study

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


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.

Opinion

What does the FCC's decision to repeal network neutrality mean for innovation?

28th June 2018

The net neutrality debate has been ongoing for many years, particularly in the US, and is a complex argument between operators, over-the-top (OTT) companies, civil libertarians and consumer rights groups. At the heart of the discussion...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Radio systems
  • Service design
Opinion

Nintendo Switch: real-world wireless visualisation

11th June 2018

It’s well understood that the number of connected devices will grow exponentially over the coming years. The most disruptive innovation will see connectivity introduced to traditional non-wireless products, or elements of products...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Industrial design
  • Radio systems
Opinion

Thinking big - the Ocado way

25th May 2018

We often ask ourselves what innovation truly means. It’s an important question for any ambitions business to consider as history has shown that a revolution in technology brings far greater benefits than an evolution to a legacy technique.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Industrial design
  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location