Electronic and Embedded Software Design Specialists

Bring your ideas to Life

Ripcord Designs is a UK based consultancy specializing in the design of electronic products. We work with clients to help them create and modernize their electronic and software products. Whether you are looking for a turnkey product design or just some additional support for an ongoing project we can help.

We have experience designing products for many different industries including broadcast, motor racing, internet of things, sports technology and wireless communications. 

What we do:


Turning your idea or invention into reality starts here.

+ Contact Ripcord

We are happy to work with you at any stage in your product development, from concept to manufacture. Please send an e-mail enquiry or give us a call to discuss your idea. All conversations are fully confidential from day one. Find out how we can help you your innovation come to life.

+ Meet with Us

Allow us to learn more about your innovation and project requirements. Our free consultation meeting can help us understand your requirements and determine the best course of action. We can meet with you in Hertfordshire, London or the surrounding area or hold a virtual meeting if you are further afield. 

+ Project Solutions and Proposal

Once we understand your idea and requirements we will write a project proposal detailing our suggested solution, design process and an estimate of cost and time to complete the project.  

Our products are designed and manufactured in the UK


Tech Talk: Electronics, Software and Beyond

Going the Distance with SDI

by Adam Toner

It would be easy to fall into the trap of thinking we could simply replace our SD equipment with HD or Ultra HD equivalents and keep all our cabling infrastructure the same, but in practice it is not always so simple. As video resolution has increased from SD to HD to UltraHD, the SDI bit rate has increased dramatically from 270 Mb/s to 11.88 Gb/s, which in turn places increased demands on the cabling infrastructure that we use. In practical terms this greatly reduces the cable lengths that can be used, and some older or lower cost cables may not be usable at all.

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