Cambridge Integrated Circuits Ltd

Cambridge Integrated Circuits Ltd

Cambridge Integrated Circuits Ltd is a fabless semiconductor company located in Cambridge, UK. We develop novel contactless sensing solutions that help our customers build innovative electromechanical systems.

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 413 500
Address: 21 Sedley Taylor Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB2 8PW
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.cambridgeic.com
Membership type:Professional Individual and Corporate < 5 (£50+VAT pa)

We provide technology for measuring the position of parts inside machines. Our novel technology is called "resonant inductive position sensing". This electronically measures the position of a moving target relative to a fixed sensor. There is no physical or electrical contact between sensor and target.

Sensors are PCBs (printed circuit boards) including printed coil patterns designed by CambridgeIC. They are typically either linear or rotary.  Customers usually build sensor PCBs themselves.  This enables customers to integrate the sensor in the optimum way for their application, and to buy the parts cost effectively from their normal PCB fab.

Our main products are integrated circuits including the CAM204 which connect to sensors. These perform measurements and report the position of each target to a host system. Depending on the application, we can also supply targets. Customers usually build the sensors themselves, based on designs we provide.

Our products are for embedded position sensing. This means our customers are designing products that have moving parts inside, and they need to add a way to sense the position of those parts. Our solution is for high-volume applications where the customer needs a cost effective solution.

Benefits include:

- No wear, because the technology is non-contacting.

- Mechanically robust, because sensors are just built from PCBs and have no delicate parts.

- Immune to dust and dirt

- Tolerant of mechanical misalignment, so no special installation, calibration or adjustment is needed.

- Large gaps between sensor and target possible - Processor integrated circuits can connect to more than one sensor to reduce system complexity and cost in multi-axis systems CambridgeIC is the only company in the world offering processing chips for resonant inductive position sensing. 

CambridgeIC team receive their award in 2016

Second Queen’s Award for CambridgeIC

Specialist sensor and chip developer CambridgeIC has won a second Queen’s Award for International Trade.

21 April 2018Read in full

CambridgeIC's 48mm 100° Arc Position Sensor

CambridgeIC simplifies measurement of arc angle inside machines

CambridgeIC has launched a new range of arc position sensors. These measure the angle of a rotating target relative to a fixed, arc shaped sensor built from a PCB.

23 June 2017Read in full

David Ely, a founder and director of CambridgeIC

CambridgeIC receives a Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade

CambridgeIC has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for its outstanding growth in international sales over the past three years, which have increased by 120%. Starting with a lead customer in Germany, the company is now also selling in the US, Portugal, India, Canada, China and South Korea, with a customer list that includes blue chip brands.

21 April 2016Read in full

CambridgeIC's CAM502 high-speed CTU processing chip

CambridgeIC technology offers 4 times more measurement precision and 5 times more speed

CambridgeIC's resonant inductive technology is for embedded measurement of angular and linear position. The CAM502 high-speed processor is now available, together with a range of compatible sensors for measuring angular position with high precision.

18 April 2016Read in full

CambridgeIC unveils pan/tilt angle sensors at Electronica 2014

CambridgeIC’s resonant inductive sensors are usually hidden inside products from leading electronics brands. See them revealed at Electronica 2014 in Munich this week (November 11 to 14), at booth 260 in hall A4.

10 November 2014Read in full

CambridgeIC partners with MEV for sales growth in Europe

CambridgeIC, developer of the first commercially available single chip solution for resonant inductive position sensing, has signed a distribution agreement with MEV to support sales growth in continental Europe.

16 April 2013Read in full

CambridgeIC's CAM204 chip in Elektra 2011 finals

CambridgeIC's CAM204 chip in Elektra 2011 finals

CambridgeIC's CAM204 chip has been shortlisted for an Elektra 2011 award by a panel of independent judges. The CAM204 is for non-contact position sensing using resonant inductive technology.

22 September 2011Read in full

CambridgeIC technology behind TURCK's new sensor family

CambridgeIC technology behind TURCK's new sensor family

Following the recent launch of TURCK's novel Ri Series sensors, which measure the angle of a target without contact, the role of a Cambridge start-up is explained.

17 January 2011Read in full

CambridgeIC launches at Electronica

CambridgeIC, a technology company that specialises in developing integrated circuits and non-contact position sensors for machines, is pleased to announce it will be launching its product range at Electronica this week.

8 November 2010Read in full