Communications

Communications

Futureproofing and accelerating your designs

Through the power of sensors, connectivity, and managed services – the connected world is accelerating, presenting one of the largest opportunities for technology investment. Creating and deploying smart connected applications relies on complex communications technology that needs to function seamlessly to optimise efficiency. Thriving in the connected market requires speed, expanded expertise, and investment in the right technology for connected applications. Not only to meet design requirements but to futureproof them. Investing in the wrong technology could be costly.

Our partnerships with leading communications technology suppliers and manufacturers provide you with access to the latest technology. We offer an extensive portfolio of class-leading fibre optic, frequency control, radio frequency (RF), and wireless communication technology to add M2M connectivity to any application.

From wireless protocols to system-in-package solutions, cellular modules to airtime services, we can provide multiple component options covering every aspect for a connected design from world-leading and specialist suppliers of high-quality technologies for any size of deployment, to bring you the best solutions and be able to scale and accelerate your designs seamlessly.

Custom design and support capabilities

We are also able to support more complex designs or any integration issues through our in-house IoT and Wireless and Fibre Optics Technology Centres, offering impartial design and technical support services for your applications.

You will have access to specialist, expert teams, reviewing services, and system design for both RF hardware and software, plus prototyping services. So not only can you source leading products from us, but you can also ensure your solutions are competitive with our value-added services.

Supporting you through every aspect of design and production stages, regardless of sector and application, we endeavour to work with you to always find the right product or solution to meet your time and budget requirements.

From simple plug-and-play solutions and technical support through to our class-leading design and consultancy services, we can enable you to create fully integrated solutions that will be able to solve specific challenges.

Our technologies

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Fibre optics

Fibre optics

Meet the growing demands of bandwidth for long-distance and high-performance data networking, with state-of-the-art, innovative solutions and an extensive selection of reliable, efficient and cost-effective technology.

We partner with world-leading manufacturing brands as part of our portfolio, and cover all the main components of fibre optic communication technologies; from devices including optical cables, connectors, transceivers, splitters, FTTx through to fully-fledged, board level and speciality solutions and cables for medical, aerospace, industrial networking and demanding/harsh environments.

For more complex requirements, we also provide high-level support, testing or modifications for a multitude of issues that you may face when integrating fibre optic technologies including, validation, failure analysis, debugging and testing as well as fault finding through our Fibre Optics Technology Centre.

Frequency control products

Frequency control devices

We carry a leading range of frequency control device solutions from global leading suppliers covering precision timing devices suitable for harsh environments, which allow you to create cutting-edge products for highly demanding applications; including wireless and IoT through to radar and navigation systems. 

  • XO (crystal oscillators)
  • TCXO (temperature compensated crystal oscillators)
  • VCXO (voltage-controlled crystal oscillators)
  • VCTCXO (voltage-controlled crystal oscillators)
  • OCXO (oven-controlled crystal oscillators)
  • Real-Time Clocks (RTCs)
  • SAW filters & resonators

We also provide a number of value-added services to help you choose the right frequency control device, provide technical assistance on crystal optimisation and matching services as well as custom designs/ non-standard performance requirements, and a fast sample turnaround to meet your project deadlines.

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Radio frequency

Radio frequency communication technology is widely used within many industries and our RF development teams draw on more than 25 years' experience in supporting customised RF solutions for a diverse range of applications including automotive, IoT, and remote monitoring.

We have the experience to support both established and emerging markets, and can also provide you with consultancy, turnkey design, and manufacturing to assist the successful design of wireless solutions with our own multi-discipline design team, covering RF hardware (analogue and digital) and software.

Access the latest, specialist, and most innovative components with our RF portfolio, bringing you all the main technologies for RF design including RF modules, FEMs, SoCs, mixers, filters, amplifiers, transceivers, attenuators, and switches.

Wireless connectivity

Wireless connectivity

As an end-to-end solutions partner, we can complement your knowledge and enable you to create fully integrated solutions that will be able to solve wireless design challenges. We stock a complete range of class-leading wireless products from top manufacturers for options covering every aspect of a connected design and the best solutions for any size of deployment to scale and accelerate seamlessly.

  • Wireless protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LPWA, NB-IoT, LoRaWAN)
  • System-in-package solutions
  • Cellular modules
  • Modems and gateways
  • GNSS / GPS
  • ISM Solutions (Sigfox / Zigbee)
  • Airtime services
  • Managed and cloud services

Not only can you source market-leading products from us, but you can also ensure your solutions are competitive with our wireless services to help choose the best solutions for you based on price/performance balance and any custom support and design services through our specialist design team, reviewing services and system design for both RF hardware and software.

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IoT Technology Centre

Our IoT and Wireless Technology Centre will advance your ability to deliver innovative technology solutions for complex applications – from sensors to the cloud.

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Creating custom solutions and navigating adding challenging connectivity to an application requires specialist expertise and capabilities. Our team of hardware design and software application engineers have extensive experience, ensuring we can bring your concept to life.

Covering proof of concept and feasibility studies for development, through to working prototype realisation and initial production management, our team delivers you complete project support.

Our approach

When it comes to developing custom solutions for tomorrow's technologies, we trust our approach to deliver the best possible outcome.

Our engineers will skilfully guide you through each stage of your project, working with you to understand and identify a solution that meets your technical and commercial needs before designing and integrating your solution.

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CONSULT.

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Working together to create the right solution.

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DESIGN.

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From modified to fully customised components.

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INTEGRATE.

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Technological expertise across your application lifecycle.

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Solutions and expertise

Our solutions and expertise are centred around six key markets

Over the years we have built up considerable knowledge and knowhow, providing tailored solutions for our customers.

  • Transportation
  • Medical
  • Industrial and Connectivity
  • Renewable energy
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Security

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