A Solid State plc group company

Providing advanced imaging products, embedded systems and solutions

Group Capabilities with Steatite

Since being acquired by Solid State plc in March 2021, Active Silicon has been working with Steatite Ltd to provide a combined broader portfolio of products and solutions to our joint customer base.

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Steatite is the computing, power and communications division of Solid State Plc and specializes in designing, manufacturing and supplying rugged computers, standard and custom battery packs, tactical communication systems and microwave & RF antennas. We are now operating as the imaging business unit, expanding Steatite’s portfolio into high-quality image and video capture, processing and transmission.

Excitingly, we now have access to Steatite’s expertise and extensive product ranges in the areas mentioned above, as well as the group’s engineering and test capabilities.

Steatite products – technology for harsh environments

With the help of Steatite and its vast product range Active Silicon is able to deliver more than just imaging components for our customers systems, and can extend projects to include industrial computers, rugged tablets and monitors, positioning, navigation & timing solutions, power packs, high-performing radios and more:


A rugged fanless industrial computer by SteatiteWith a range of rack mount and fanless computers and accessories, Steatite computers are designed and manufactured to provide reliable operation in demanding environments. Systems are rigorously tested to withstand shock, vibration, dust, moisture and extremes of temperature which would normally cause the rapid failure of conventional computer technology.


A battery power pack by SteatiteSteatite offers a range of rechargeable and single use cells and batteries for applications including underwater ROVs, military, medical and transportation. Custom design, batteries for harsh environments and battery management systems are all within the skill set of Steatite’s expert engineers, and the company is certified to transport lithium batteries worldwide.


A communications command and control terminal by SteatiteAs the UK’s only authorized provider of Wave Relay® enabled products, Steatite Communications provides world-leading voice, video and high bandwidth data networks and MIMO communication systems for tactical applications. Enabling crystal clear communication in critical environments, Steatite design and build secure networks for military and civil applications.


An EMC antenna by SteatiteSteatite develops and manufactures high-performance microwave and RF antennas. Expert in-house antenna design, engineering and testing facilities provide solutions for land, marine and airborne applications. Additionally, a repair and refurbishment service adds extra value to the high-spec antenna capabilities.

Engineering and test capabilities

Steatite’s engineering capabilities comprise customization, branding, system build and design, as well as encryption, stock-holding, repair and quality control. Some services depend on the product group. Find more information in the Engineering Capability Checklist.

In addition to regular product testing, Steatite has specialist test facilities, which include a near-field RF test chamber and a semi-anechoic EMC test chamber. Learn more about the test capabilities at the facilities in the Test Capability Brochure.


Download the the following Steatite documents to learn more about our joint engineering and test capabilities.
Button to download Steatite engineering capability listButton to download Steatite test capability brochure

Take a look at the Steatite website to fully understand our increased possibilities, and get in touch to discuss how these can benefit your electronic needs.