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Engineering skills for every challenge

Our engineers have many years’ experience across multiple end markets including semiconductor design, security and defence, subsea systems, medical devices, environmental monitoring, lab instrumentation, land seismic survey, and robotics systems for factory automation.  

With time-served in academia, start-ups, SMEs and major multinationals such as FMC Technologies, Aker Solutions, Fujitsu, Plexus, ST Microelectronics, Selex Galileo, and NXP Semiconductor, our engineers can understand the particular technology challenges and requirements faced by organisations of every size and adapt their skills to suit. 

In-house engineering team 

With a skilled engineering team in-house, we can get to the root of your challenge quickly and efficiently and make a difference. 

We can put a plan in place to build, test and implement the solution you need, whether it is sourced from academia, off the shelf commercially, or a combination of these.  

Our technical strengths cover:

Sensing element hardware

Semiconductor device physics
Microfabrication techniques
Microelectronics characterisation
Materials technology
Flexible printable electronic device performance
Vibrational sensors
Acouostic sensors
Photonic and Imaging sensors (eg SPAD)

Sensor transducer hardware

Digital filters
High-speed A/D
Signal conditioning
Sensor characterisation

Data Repository

Database management
Relational and No-SQL
Embedded data handling

Sub-system sensor integration 

PCB design and layout
Low power electronics design
Low noise electronics
Box build
MVP services 

Communications and networking 

Wireless communications including:
WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee
3G, 4G, 5G
LPWAN (LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, CatM1)
Antenna analysis
Data security
Communications, business and network protocols 

System pre-processing hardware

Edge computing
Image and signal processing


Data fusion and processing 

Wireless sensor networks
Sensor fusion 


System calibration and testing hardware

Regulatory approval advice
Testing and certification
Lab and field testing

Analysis and post-processing

Algorithm development
Statistical processing
Machine vision and imaging
Artificial intelligence (AI) / Convolutional neural network (CNN)

Visualisation and presentation

Cloud computing and visualisation
Web and native graphical user interfaces

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CENSIS introduction

The CENSIS Vision Lab

Sample projects

View all the organisations we work with

We work with all sizes of organisations, from high growth start-ups to large global companies with a base in Scotland.

All types of organisations are welcome to talk to us, whether in the private, public, third or educational sectors.