Plextek Ltd Articles
Preventing windfarms from interfering with air defence
Cambridge-based Plextek DTS has been named as one of the competition winners under the recent Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition: ‘Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence’. The initiative is being supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Collaborative robots to deliver vaccines at scale
When or if an effective COVID-19 vaccine is discovered, the next major challenge will be to scale up its development, clinical trials and manufacture to unparalleled levels, according to Design Momentum and Plextek. The two companies are working together to develop technology for a new range of lab-based collaborative robots.
Plextek wins DASA contracts for autonomous vehicles
Plextek has been awarded two contracts under the latest Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) challenge to boost how autonomous vehicles and systems operate in challenging environments.
Partnership committed to driving innovation in IoT
Innovation and design consultancy Plextek has joined the Arm Pelion and Mbed Partner Ecosystem, a growing group of embedded and cloud companies, component manufacturers, system integrators and OEMs committed to driving innovation in IoT.
Helping heavy lifting drones navigate in complex environments
Plextek has partnered with Griff Aviation, to put micro radars and sensors on its innovative heavy lifting drones. Griff is developing UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) designed to carry payloads up to 250kg for a wide range of applications including moving building equipment and materials across harsh terrains including mountainous and forested landscapes.
Plextek launches new defence business unit
UK-based engineering and design consultancy, Plextek, has launched a new defence business unit called Plextek DTS (Defence Technology Solutions), to help government agencies, defence suppliers and military stakeholders find new exploitation paths to support UK forces.
Convert your headphones into a tinnitus early warning system
Thanks to a new innovation developed by UK-based engineering and design consultancy Plextek, a far reaching impact could soon be had on the early diagnosis and treatment of debilitating hearing conditions such as tinnitus, that currently affects over 300 million people worldwide. Plextek’s new prototype has been designed for integration within standard everyday consumer headphones and has been proven to reliably detect the early signs of ti...
Whitepaper explores 25W X-band GaN PA MMIC design
Plextek RFI has published a whitepaper on the design of a 25W X-band Gallium Nitride (GaN) PA MMIC (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit). This case study describes the design and performance of a 25W X-band GaN PA MMIC designed on WIN Semiconductor's 0.25μm GaN on SiC process.
Demand for data is driving sensor innovation
Demand for more insightful data is helping drive innovation in sensor design. This a development that will benefit many markets, including Medical, according to Collette Johnson, Medical Business Development Manager, Plextek Consulting.
Plextek RF to provide design services to Cree's foundry customers
Plextek RF Integration has announced that it has been selected by Cree as a preferred design resource to provide third party design services to Cree’s European foundry customers.
15GHz point to point GaN PA MMIC
Plextek release a video tutorial on the design of GaN power amplifier monolithic microwave integrated circuits for use in 15GHz point to point microwave links, using Agilent's ADS software, and Cree's 0.25um GaN on SiC process. Emphasis is on designing GaN PAs for high linearity, rather than just saturated power. The resulting MMIC layout is somewhat smaller than commercially available GaAs die offering comparable performance.
Collette Johnson joins Plextek to drive medical innovation
Product innovation and design consultancy Plextek Consulting has appointed Collette Johnson as its new Business Manager Medical. Collette’s background in medical technology development and innovation will bring a fresh perspective to Plextek Consulting’s value-proposition and help the company to stimulate growth in the medical device space.
Plextek Consulting to address security in automotive communications at AESIN Conference 2013
Plextek Consulting’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr Paul Martin will tackle the issues of security in Plextek Consulting’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr Paul Martin will tackle the issues of security in automotive communications at the AESIN Conference 2013 on the 24th-25th September.automotive communications at the AESIN Conference 2013 on the 24th-25th September.
Plextek Consulting and Hethel Innovation collaboration to inspire better cross-pollination of technology ideas
Plextek Consulting has today formalised a partnership with Hethel Innovation to stimulate a collaborative innovation process and champion the cross-pollination of technology ideas. Rather than waiting for light-bulb moments, true innovators today look at other sectors and apply existing technologies in unexpected ways. By working together Plextek Consulting and Hethel Innovation hope to nurture an ecosystem that creates opportunities for cross-se...
Plextek Consulting appointed by Xilinx as Premier Design Services Partner
Plextekhas announce that it has earned a promotion to Premier tier in the Xilinx Alliance Program. This distinction elevates Plextek to among the top dozen Xilinx partners globally and confers significant benefits including elevated support and specialised training from Xilinx.
Plextek RF Part Of The Inaugural Agilent Certified Expert Program
Liam Devlin and Andy Dearn of Plextek RF Integration, a part of the Plextek Group, have become two of the industry’s first professionals to be recognised by the new Agilent Certified Expert program. The ACE program recognises the most technically advanced professionals in the Agilent EEsof EDA user community and certifies that they hold the highest level of practical expertise and theoretical knowledge in the application of Agilent EEsof ED...
Plextek rebrands for innovation and growth
Plextek has announced a restructuring of its business to separate the consultancy from several lines of business including Plextek RF Integration, Telensa, Blighter and Redtail Telematics. The move is intended to catalyse the growth of the businesses by giving each a greater focus, whilst particularly fostering a culture dedicated to innovation within the consultancy business.
Plextek Announces Xilinx Alliance Certification
Plextek has revealed its status as a certified member of the Xilinx Alliance Program, following a rigorous corporate audit and Plextek’s engineers successfully completing the certification training process. Plextek's experience in both embedded software and FPGA design allow the company to quickly take on board the considerable challenges of the capability and complexity of this technology.
Plextek lends experience to new Automotive Consortium
Working closely with NMI (the UK’s trade association for Electronic Systems) and some of the country’s largest car manufacturers and supply chain partners, Plextek is lending its experience to a new consortium - The Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN) – which aims to help increase the UK’s global competitiveness by stimulating change in the automotive supply chain that enables OEMs to more readily embrace new innovati...
Android ready for automotive use with new platform from Plextek
Plextek has extended its range of ICE platforms to bring the benefits of the Android mobile operating system to the car. Currently, car entertainment systems typically use Linux- or Windows-based operating systems and are missing out on the connected functionality offered by Android. A head-unit based on the Plextek Android platform can link with any smartphone or tablet to provide a data connection, call support and play audio wirelessly via Blu...