Archives by Tag 'Wireless Product Development':

How did Apple do it?
By Kalin Dimitrov: Friday 16th September, 2016

AirPods – How did Apple do it?

While there are products out there that claim to have truly wireless ear buds, reviews for them have not been so great. Now we have Apple’s AirPods. I’m hoping that Apple engineers have solved all the problems that others have experienced and that true wireless earbuds will soon reach mainstream consumer adoption. Until they do, […]

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 […]

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By Tim Murdoch: Wednesday 6th January, 2016

Compete on service not price

John Lewis is a UK retail institution famous for being “never knowingly undersold” as well as delivering the standout TV advert every Christmas. And yet, speak to shoppers there and it is the high quality of helpful service that brings customers back, again and again. And for two of those three, much the same could […]

By Tim Murdoch: Friday 4th September, 2015

Can Open Innovation deliver novel Digital Services?

Well, we are about to see. In two weeks’ time our engineers, designers and medical technologists are mentoring BREATHE an international hackathon into COPD which is being sponsored by Novartis and the COPD Foundation. COPD is debilitating and one of the most common respiratory diseases. It is thought there are over 24 million people living […]

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 […]

By Billy Trend: Wednesday 29th July, 2015

How to Change a Life with Service Design

Lizzie is a 12 year old with type 1 diabetes. As she gets older she is becoming more responsible for managing her disease. Her doctor has prescribed her with KiCo. KiCo is a secure online service which provides a hands-off way to keep everyone in the loop with Lizzie’s health. Lizzie wakes up. It’s 6.30 […]

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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 […]

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By Tim Phipps: Thursday 15th May, 2014

LTE M2M is becoming an alphabet soup

LTE is driving growth in today’s smart-phone market. This blog looks forward to the even greater opportunities for communications enabled by LTE in Machine-2-Machine (M2M) applications. LTE for consumer M2M – evolving standards M2M communications are predicted to rise exponentially over the next few years. The consensus view of analysts is that there will be […]

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By Desmond Phillips: Thursday 5th December, 2013

Duck or Rabbit? Wireless consultancy benefits from open-process algorithm design

When confronted with a difficult signal processing requirement in wireless consultancy, the reflex response is to scour the literature for suitable algorithms (or perhaps invent your own). Self-satisfied, you deposit your equations on the desk of a compliant engineer who begins the laborious process of implementation. It is a top-down process with knowledge transfer in […]

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By Tim Phipps: Thursday 18th July, 2013

Future of Wireless International Conference

I’ve just returned from the 2013 Future of Wireless International Conference, organised by Cambridge Wireless. The conference took as its theme the growth in the wireless communications for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), under the title “Everything Will Be Connected. (Did you really say 50 billion devices?)”. It was a 2 day event, full of presentations and […]