Impact

Higher performance on smaller scales

We apply our considerable expertise in radio frequency (RF) engineering and electromagnetic capability (EMC) to develop high-performing radios such as simultaneous cellular (3G/4G), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth operation.

Our ability to engineer robust RF performance despite seemingly impossible size constraints plays a crucial role in delivering the hardware and software breakthroughs our clients demand.

Examples of our work include the 1.6GHz transceivers used in the Iridium satellite network, low-latency 5GHz transceivers for controlling industrial robots and VHF/UHF air traffic control transceivers.  

Experience

Signal success

Our experience covers virtually every aspect of radio and communications development, from fundamental research through to new product introduction for large volume manufacture.

Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to partition functionality and performance to the part of the system where it is most cost effectively delivered, such as the antenna system, the radio electronics, a custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) or digital signal processing (DSP) software. 

Antenna simulation

As devices shrink, accommodating the components required and delivering the desired wireless performance – the antenna in particular – become increasingly challenging.

We provide complete antenna simulation, design and testing in high-performance electromagnetic chambers to ensure that these considerations are part of the development process from the outset.  

Implantable & body-worn devices

We have specific expertise in the interaction between electromagnetic waves and human tissue, making us uniquely able to accurately predict the impact of the human body on real-world antenna performance.

We use a number of multi-layered human body phantoms in wearable and implantable antenna development. Multiple recipes of tissue-simulating liquids allow us to closely mimic the electric properties of actual tissue over a wide range of frequencies. 

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Tech, tools & facilities

Anechoic test chamber (Stargate Satimo)

Anechoic test chamber

Our custom anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is a highly sophisticated 5m cube. Inside, we carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualization of wireless device behavior 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.

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.

Electronic production

Electronic production

Our flexible, responsive, and agile manufacturing facilities are ideally suited to electronic and electromechanical product builds, enabling us to rapidly build short product runs to an extremely high quality. We can build our own PCBAs using industrial representative equipment and ensure manufacturability during design. Having our own EPD facility is also extremely helpful in development, driving out DfX activities in eCAD and feeding test results back into the design process from an early stage.

We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible

Case studies

天空のオフィスへようこそ

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. 

Supporting next generation Explosive Ordnance Disposal for the British Army

Partnership with the UK’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory

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

News & insights

Opinion

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

Aug 17, 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

Apr 20, 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

Nov 2, 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. 

Press release

Flylogix and Cambridge Consultants to send drones beyond the horizon

Jul 16, 2020

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

Events

Speaker

Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2021

Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 9, 2021
The Mirage, Las Vegas

Commercial UAV Expo Americas brings together industry experts from across end-user companies, service providers and regulators to discuss the latest ideas, trends, observations and predictions for the future of commercial UAS technology.

 

SpeakerSponsor

Connect (X) 2021

Oct 4, 2021 - Oct 7, 2021
Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL

Connect (X) is North America’s largest conference and trade show for the Connectivity sector, uniting the industry to deliver infrastructure solutions for universal connectivity.

Event

MWC 2021

Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 1, 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.

Event

Big 5G 2021

Aug 31, 2021 - Sep 2, 2021
Colorado Convention Center, Colorado, USA

The Big 5G Event is the largest 5G event in North America, bringing together operators and enterprises to develop strategies for digital transformation.