Impact


The connected ecosystem

The world has never been more connected – and the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has only just begun.

Each market category places its own specific technological demands on the connectivity solution. With technology advancing at a blistering pace and strong desire for differentiation, off-the-shelf solutions are rarely fit for purpose.

Having played a pivotal role in the creation and development of several major wireless technologies, we have an intimate understanding of the complex trade-offs necessary to create breakthrough connected devices and – crucially – the systems that support them. 

Experience


A legacy of leadership

Over many decades, we’ve delivered a steady stream of disruptive breakthroughs, from RF and satellite telecommunications to the world’s first wireless pacemaker and the ground-to-air radio system controlling over 50% of the world’s air traffic.

For evidence of our lasting impact, look no further than our billion-dollar spin-out company Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), the market leader in Bluetooth technology founded on the success of our ground-breaking development of the world’s first single-chip Bluetooth radio. 

Multidisciplinary

We have the world’s largest independent wireless development team, spanning radio frequency, communications protocol, digital signal processing, power-optimised analogue and digital electronic design, embedded software, user experience and mechanical design.

With this unparalleled breadth of skills, we are able to deploy the precise set of disciplines that are critical for each development. 

The world’s first fully digital radio

Having designed a series of best-in-class short-range wireless products, we created Pizzicato.

With decades of experience in software defined radio, we’ve recently eliminated all analogue processing from the silicon radio to dramatically reduce size, cost and power consumption. This breakthrough is enabling the creation of an entirely new class of IoT devices. 

The world’s first battery-less connected injector

We’ve been building ultra-low-power connected devices since the market first emerged, from high-resolution activity monitors that run for weeks to low-power algorithms providing real-time feedback for sports professionals.

Our low-power obsession led us to develop the award-winning KiCoPen – powered entirely by energy harvested from the motion of removing and replacing the cap.

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Tech, tools & facilities


Anechoic chamber (Stargate Satimo)
 

Satimo Stargate 64

This anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is 20 foot cube, where we can carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualization of wireless device behaviour and test body-worn technology using body phantoms or real live test subjects. This helps us to understand and optimize real-word RF performance of products such as smart implants (including implanted telemetry), connected drug delivery devices and wearables.

Appcessory toolkit
 

Appcessory toolkit

This lightning-fast scoping and feasibility software platform allows us to very quickly model a connected device, saving time, preventing costly missteps and ensuring optimal performance. Taking key requirements as a starting point, we can estimate the dimensions and cost of the PCB and rapidly see how a range of design decisions influence the complex trade-off between factors such as size, power, battery life, radio range and more.

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.

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.

Case studies


 

ListenTALK advanced Group Communication System

ListenTALK advanced Group Communication System

 

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

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

 

Ocado smart platform

Transforming warehouse automation with another world-first in radio design

 

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

News & insights


Opinion

Beyond CES: shaping the business model for ‘product+’ consumer solutions

13th Jan 2021

Walking the floor at CES, physically or virtually, can be overwhelming for anyone. The choice of solutions seems endless. If you're part of a consumer goods company, one that was born before the digital revolution, how do you navigate it?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

The future of AI is at the edge

13th Jan 2021

Driven by advances in silicon and machine learning algorithms, Edge AI is presenting vast opportunities for businesses across diverse markets. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Signal processing
Press release

The future of technology supply chains: Workshop report now available

22nd Feb 2019

Our latest report explores how emerging technologies will transform future supply chains. The report is vital reading for all those seeking to understand the rapid advancements that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains.

Press release

BlueStack™ brings disruptive innovation to Bluetooth audio

19th Sep 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.

Events


Event

MWC 2021

28th Jun 2021 - 1st Jul 2021
Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

Join us at MWC 2021, the largest mobile event in the world. We're bringing our team of experts from across high performance communications, service innovation and connected devices.

Exhibitor

CES 2021

11th Jan 2021 - 14th Jan 2021
Online event

With CES® being reimagined for 2021, we’re looking forward to contributing to the first all-digital version of the world’s most influential tech event. As ever, we’ll be relishing the opportunity to share the inspiration, ideas and products and services that will shape our future.

We can help you achieve the impossible