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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 […]

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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 […]

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By Sam Turner: Monday 21st November, 2016

The joys of crowd sourced feedback

This might be a golden age for small technology developers. Sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo allow individual small investors to fund a project or a product for an amount that’s very similar to what they would pay to buy the final product. But these platforms have also inadvertently created a number of crowd sourced […]

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By Paul Beastall: Monday 14th November, 2016

The Internet of Things – Hunting a precise definition

20 Billion? 100 Billion? Everyone thinks that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a Very Big Thing Indeed, but how many ‘things’ will there actually be, and when? My consulting team has been looking closely at IoT market forecasts. A report published by the UK Government captures a range of forecasts; covering predictions ranging […]

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By Robert Milner: Thursday 10th November, 2016

Direct to Cloud – It’s for the good of your health

The great thing about apps is that they are user-centred and can create great engagement. But their user-centric nature is also their downside. If an app is not continually relevant to the user it simply won’t be used. This is no small challenge – industry consensus is that beyond 30 days, fewer than 5% of […]

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By Jonathan Pallant: Thursday 27th October, 2016

PRESENTATION – Mozilla’s Rust, and why we love it

As an Embedded Systems Engineer, I’ve written quite a lot of C code over the years. It’s the lingua franca of embedded development – available for every platform, widely understood and with a very (!) lightweight run-time. It is, in essence, a pretty thin abstraction of machine code and while it was undoubtedly very impressive […]