With expertise across hardware, software and cloud, we offer consultancy, architecture and development services for complex, edge AI capable, end-to-end systems – designed to operate with constrained resources or in challenging environments
Connected hardware technology landscape
The recent advancement in connected devices and systems has been meteoric, and the rate of technological change is only set to increase.
We’ve seen significant developments in both embedded systems and edge AI, alongside AR/VR hitting the mainstream, and new variations in product form factors such as flexible and foldable displays. Looking ahead, future developments such as miniaturisation, organic electronics, quantum technologies and fully autonomous devices will enable even more exciting new market opportunities.
The smart connected devices market is predicted to hit $70 billion by 2030 (from $15 billion in 2022), fuelling ever more need for trusted, vendor-agnostic innovation partners and engineering services providers.
Partners such as Consult Red can reduce complexity and help clients navigate the vast technology and vendor landscape, to ensure long-term success.
Areas Of Hardware Expertise
Audio Visual (AV)
AV transmission, reception, and conversion including HDMI, LVDS, V-by-One®, DisplayPort, far-field audio, audio distribution and amplification
Connectivity and interfaces. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LTE, 5G, G.hn, Ethernet, USB and mmWave. Comms protocols including LwM2M and MQTT
Selection of sensors (image, MEMS, ToF, Sensor Fusion), lens (glass/liquid), processor, video and control interfaces (MIPI, IP). Optical system matching and optimisation
Hardware Design and Development Services
Wireless communication and signal processing (including Sub-1 GHz, ATSC, DVB), and low-power wireless
PCB and schematics
High speed design, analogue design and leading PCB
technologies (HDI, ELIC, Any Layer HDI)
Custom high-speed designs based on Xilinx FPGA and MPSoC’s targeting volume deployments and PoCs
Embedded firmware development ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance of your hardware devices
Quick turnaround prototyping to get to an initial
PoC or MVP, bringing hardware concepts to tangible reality
Hardware test & validation
Test and validate the design, construction & performance of your product is optimised
to suit your market requirements
Innovative mechanical design for durable, functional
and aesthetically appealing hardware products, including design for manufacture
Manufacturing and vendors
Selection and management of manufacturing partners,
and component suppliers for optimal production efficiency and quality
Ensure devices meet regulatory standards for EMC, radio, eco-design and safety market approval, including CE/UKCA/FCC
Design reviews and architecture studies
Independent studies, teardowns, or design reviews
– based on documentation or physical devices
Bespoke solutions for labs, factories, and warehouses,
utilising any combinations of in-house design and controllable test equipment
In-life and redesign
Component obsolescence, in-life changes, cost-downs
and optimisations to improve product performance/
Why partner with Consult Red?
With an enviable track record of successful project delivery, we enable rapid and effective innovation, aligning our clients business and technology ambitions with successful outcomes and market success.
Solutions and accelerators to kick-start development
Appropriate technologies and proportionate solutions
Making products smart – where required and effective
Proven methodologies, refined across 100s of projects