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|
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.
- 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 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
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 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’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, 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
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