LONDON Cambridge Consultants has been chosen as a technology provider to ITI Techmedia's £6.7million project focused on ultra-wideband (UWB) communications technology.
ITI Techmedia develops market-driven intellectual property for the benefit of the Scottish economy and this is its third R&D programme and is aimed at reducing the cables within the home and is expected to last around 24 months.
Analysis undertaken by ITI Techmedia indicates that the UWB communications market for consumer and computing applications could exceed $1.2billion by 2010.
In conjunction with two other major subcontractors – TES Electronic Solutions and Elonics – Cambridge Consultants, acting as the project’s lead technical authority, will work on UWB system definition, hardware, software and mesh networking technology, targeted at wireless enabling equipment such as PCs and other consumer electronic devices. The company has over 20 years’ experience of work in UWB technology. TES Electronic Solutions is the Scottish subsidiary of the Paris based contract design and manufacturing company launched as a subsidiary of Thales in 2002.
Elonics is an independent semiconductor design consultancy, founded in 2003 and based in Livingston. It specialises in the physical layers of communications systems, especially high frequency and low power mixed-signal applications, for use in a range of products from portable consumer devices to computer servers and optical networks.