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Car park
By Sabrina Blackwell: Thursday 23rd March, 2017

Teaching an old camera new tricks

Few things are as useless as CCTV cameras. Most are low-res, unwatched and unloved. What if I told you that we could turn a bog standard CCTV camera, simply a dumb feed from a camera that’s pointed at a car park that we’ve never even visited, into an automated parking monitor? Machine Vision and Machine […]

By Dr Dominic Crutchley: Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

Mesh networks and the search for the hard stuff

I really like hard problems, and so when people say ‘mesh networks’ to me, my mind is instantly drawn to the hardest problem I can think of: ‘Mobile Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks’. Mesh networking is an interesting thing. It comes in many guises, and has been lauded over the years as the solution to a wide […]

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By Robert Milner: Monday 13th March, 2017

The hidden leap forward at MWC17

Remember when the iPhone 4S came out, back in 2011? If it’s all blurring into one, let me remind you. The media talk was all about the introduction of Siri, an improved camera and faster processing speeds. When Steve Jobs died the day after the phone’s launch, media interest followed this sad news, and the […]

Nokia 3310 - Stealing the show
By Paul Beastall: Thursday 9th March, 2017

Who will be the next Nokia or BlackBerry?

One of the biggest surprises from Mobile World Congress last week was the furore around the new Nokia 3310. Here we have a phone with no real internet connectivity, no touchscreen and a very low resolution camera. Despite the low specs, it is has undoubtedly stolen the limelight from the latest, greatest smartphone launches. Interestingly, […]

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By Vicky Larmour: Wednesday 8th February, 2017

Sustaining Engineering – What is it and why do we do it?

While we all know that developing new and innovative products is fun and interesting, what happens after the excitement of a product launch? The phrase “software product maintenance” tends to conjure up an image of an endless stream of boring bug fixes, alternating with occasional panicked responses to the latest ultraviolet priority crisis when a […]

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By Richard Leyland: Tuesday 7th February, 2017

Mobile World Congress is coming…

Mobile World Congress is just 20 days away, and here at Cambridge Consultants we’re counting down the days like a child at Christmas. We have more than 150 wireless experts in the company and a proud record of wireless innovation over decades, so this is the year’s big event for us. You’ll find us in […]

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By Brett Wakley: Friday 3rd February, 2017

Radio Design and Black Magic

From fitness trackers to smart thermostats, connected products are increasingly common, part of the ever growing Internet of Things. But if the user has difficulty connecting to a product in order to make the most of all the fantastic functionality that is available, they are left with a negative impression. Worse still, if they can’t […]

Voice user interface
By Tim Daines: Tuesday 3rd January, 2017

You talkin’ to me? 7 Principles when designing for voice user interfaces (VUI)

Amazon’s Echo and Apple’s Siri have blazed the trail. Voice input and control have reached the technology mainstream and a new generation of digital services and physical devices will soon be upon us. But for those of us in technology development, how should we go about designing an experience that knows us as well as […]

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By Robert Milner: Monday 19th December, 2016

A trillion things I’d like for Christmas

This weekend we did the Christmas decorations. As some of our decorations are now a little bit old and tired we headed off to the shops to restock. It’s easy to miss the change in Christmas lighting over just a few years. Our old lights still had bulbs – probably because at the time we […]

Inside the Russian dolls
By Jez Stark: Thursday 24th November, 2016

The semiconductor industry – Inside the Russian dolls

In December 2014, Zenverge, a fabless semiconductor company, was acquired by Freescale Semiconductor. Then in December 2015 Freescale Semiconductor was itself acquired by NXP Semiconductors. Last month Qualcomm announced the planned acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, at a price of $47 Billion, at which point Qualcomm will have swallowed all of these companies whole. But that’s […]