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By Tim Murdoch: Friday 12th August, 2016

Redefining ‘Product’ for the 21st Century

You used to know where you were with products. They were objects, things, stuff; often electronic devices driven by software. In the language of The Economist, “something you could drop on your foot”. In the last few years, those of us working in product development and technology creation have been driving a much more fluid […]

Lab prototyping
By Richard Leyland: Monday 18th July, 2016

Event – Rapid Prototyping the Next Generation of Wireless Systems

In today’s competitive wireless research space, the ability to quickly prototype ideas on hardware using real signals is more important than ever. This week we’re excited to speak at a one-day event, hosted by National Instruments and held here in Cambridge, UK, entitled ‘Rapid Prototyping the Next Generation of Wireless Systems’. Delegates will hear from […]

By Tim Whittaker: Friday 27th May, 2016

How to beat the FCC

If you are a significant user of radio microphones and personal monitors (‘in-ears’ or IEMs) in the USA today, you are probably worrying about the possible disappearance of another big piece of the UHF television spectrum. The program making and special events (PMSE) community makes use of UHF TV white space: the spare TV channels […]

By Warren Drummond: Tuesday 1st December, 2015

We’re live, now what?

I recently posted the idea that an MVP is like a puppy – it’s a complete thing but far from mature I had a lot of feedback asking what I meant by going live. Here’s my view and feedback is always welcome. So what is live, what happens when you go live and how do […]

Telecoms & Mobile at Cambridge Consultants
By Tim Phipps: Friday 13th November, 2015

SDN at the Mobile Edge

In this blog post, I’ll start from the current trend in mobile SDN (Software Defined Networking) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) of a move towards Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and look at the complications that encryption of data causes for caching systems. The trend to virtualization The technology used to build mobile networks increasingly looks […]

M-KOPA 250k
By Tim Murdoch: Friday 25th September, 2015

M-KOPA: IoT with Big Data means Digital Services

Purpose beats Hype; every time. Congratulations to Jesse and the team at M-KOPA – 250,000 families now have electricity for the first time because of you. Follow Jesse’s story here. Jesse’s tweet is a timely reminder as I prepare to give a Keynote talk at our forthcoming Innovation Day in Boston next week: A talk […]

By Tim Fowler: Wednesday 2nd September, 2015

Make it smaller, lighter, lower power – and don’t forget the performance improvement

That was the challenge from our long-standing client Northrop Grumman when it approached us to help develop a new generation of its market-leading air traffic control radio – the Park Air T6. Clear differentiation from its competitors was required – its key objective was to wow the market. And not just on first sight but […]

Indoor Location
By Robert Milner: Wednesday 26th August, 2015

Project Tango set to help enable low-cost indoor location and asset tracking

Infrastructure-light, high-resolution, low-cost indoor tracking has taken a step closer to reality with the availability of Google’s Project Tango hardware to developers. This is because it helps address one of the hurdles to systems that use cheap wireless and inertial sensor chips to track – namely that knowing the layout of the building can significantly […]

Vecchie glorie
By Tim Whittaker: Friday 5th June, 2015

The all-digital radio microphone?

The design challenges for radio microphones increase all the time as pressure on spectrum in the UHF and 1-2GHz bands increases all the time: examples include the loss to users of whitespace spectrum of the 700MHz (698-806MHz) TV band in the USA, as well as a up-coming auction of (some or all of) the 614-698MHz […]

By Colin Campbell: Wednesday 13th May, 2015

Converging networks

At the ETSI/EBU Wireless Media Distribution workshop last week the main conclusion was that there was a need (and some desire) to create a converged standard for media distribution that would combine the best of broadcast networks with the best of fixed- and mobile-networks.  To understand why this may be the case it is worth […]