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Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets

  • September 2016
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  • BCC Research
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  • 190 pages

This BCC Research report deals exclusively with wireless technologies employed in the personal area network (PAN) and local area network (LAN) topologies. It forecasts the market size of wireless sensors from 2015 to 2021.

Use this report to:
- Classify the market size for wireless sensor devices by end-vertical applications in terms of dollar and unit sales.
- Analyze the challenges posed by technology issues e.g., power management.
- Analyze the challenges posed by business issues e.g., multiplicity of wireless standards and technologies.
- Gain insight into the innovative activities that impact wireless sensors.

Highlights
- The global market for wireless sensor devices will grow from nearly $2.4 billion in 2016 to nearly $7.7 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.7% for the period of 2016-2021.
- The home automation and other indoor applications market is the largest segment of the overall global market and will grow from $967 million in 2016 to nearly $2.7 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 22.4%.
- The energy infrastructure market is expected to increase from $601 million in 2016 to $1.9 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 26.5%.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This study’s goals and objectives include:
- Forecasting the market size for wireless sensor devices in terms of dollar and unit sales.
- Classifying the market size for wireless sensor devices by end-vertical applications in terms of dollar and unit sales.
- Classifying the market size for wireless sensor devices for individual end-vertical applications by various parameters measured in terms of dollar and unit sales.
- Classifying the market size for wireless sensor devices for individual end-vertical applications by region in terms of dollar and unit sales.
- Classifying the market size for wireless sensor devices for individual end-vertical applications by wireless technologies in terms of dollar and unit sales.
- Classifying the market size for wireless sensor devices for individual wireless technologies in terms of dollar and unit sales by end-vertical applications.
- Analyzing the challenges posed by technology issues (e.g., power management) and the steps taken by industry stakeholders to counter these challenges.
- Analyzing the challenges posed by business issues (e.g., multiplicity of wireless standards and technologies) and the steps taken by industry stakeholders to counter these challenges.
- Highlighting the roles played by major stakeholders and players.
- Providing an overview of the activities of influential companies.
- Examining crucial innovative breakthroughs by means of a detailed patent analysis.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT
This report presents the forecast for wireless sensor devices for 2016 through 2021 based on estimated volume and manufacturers’ total revenues. These forecasts are further broken down by the various parameters that can be measured by the sensors, end applications and region.
The report covers the following parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices:
- Temperature.
- Pressure.
- Level.
- Flow.
- Chemical composition.
- Biological characteristics.
- Motion and position.
- Surveillance and image.
- Humidity.

The end-vertical application breakdown includes:
- Industrial installations.
- Energy infrastructure.
- Ecology and agriculture.
- Logistics and transport.
- Defense and surveillance.
- Medicine.
- Home automation and other indoor applications.

The regional breakdown focuses on:
- Americas.
- Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
- Asia-Pacific region (APAC).

Covered wireless technologies and standards include:
- Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart.
- RFID (e.g., NFC).
- Wi-Fi and 6LoWPAN.
- ZigBEE and RF4CE.
- Other 802.15.4-based technologies (e.g., EnOcean, Z-Wave, WirelessHART,
ISA100.11a).

The Executive Summary chapter provides an end-application domain-wise breakdown of the dollar sales of wireless sensor devices. The Overview chapter deals with the fundamentals of sensors and introduces the various measurable parameters. It also covers the major technological and business challenges confronting the wireless sensor domain and introduces the concepts of energy harvesting. The chapter familiarizes the reader with the leading wireless PAN and LAN technologies and standards.

The Global Markets chapter deals exclusively with quantitative forecasts with a special focus on the application of sensors. After providing a broad breakdown of the global market for wireless sensors, this section provides an overview of the astonishing body of use cases for wireless sensors and gives a detailed breakdown of the sensor market along these domains. The chapter also includes a wireless-technology-specific analysis of the wireless sensor market. The Major Players chapter covers the extremely well-populated landscape of the wireless sensor ndustry. It identifies and explains the major stakeholder categories and then analyzes the initiatives undertaken by key companies.
The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter covers innovative activities that impact wireless sensors. Patents are also categorized in terms of application and architecture, as well as timing, assignee countries and assignee organizations.

METHODOLOGY
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this report. BCC Research presents an analysis across the global market for wireless sensor devices employed in PANs and LANs based on reported revenue dollars and units shipped. This report also analyzes data gathered from various research sources via the internet. Interviews were conducted with well-placed industry sources.

INFORMATION SOURCES
Referenced sources include:
- Primary research, including interviews with experts from companies operating in the handset and waveform domains.
- Published industry data.
- Shipment reports of non-listed companies.
- 10-K reports.

Table Of Contents

Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets
CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION 2
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 3
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 3
SCOPE OF THE REPORT 3
INTENDED AUDIENCE 5
METHODOLOGY 5
INFORMATION SOURCES 6
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 6
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 6
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 6
DISCLAIMER 7
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 9
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY
END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 9
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY
END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 9
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 14
FUNDAMENTALS OF SENSORS 14
WIRELESS SENSORS 14
IOT AND WSN 14
MESH NETWORKS 15
INTRODUCTION TO MEASURABLE PARAMETERS 15
TEMPERATURE SENSORS 16
PRESSURE SENSORS 16
LEVEL SENSORS 16
FLOW SENSORS 17
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION SENSORS 17
BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTIC SENSORS 17
MOTION AND POSITION SENSORS 17
SURVEILLANCE AND IMAGE SENSORS 17
HUMIDITY SENSORS 18
POWER MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS SENSORS 18
ENERGY HARVESTING 18
WIRELESS WAVEFORMS: THE GENESIS OF MARKET COMPLEXITY 19
802.15.4 20
BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH SMART 21
Introduction and History 21
Technology and Implementation Overview 22
Bluetooth Smart: The Game Changer 23
RFID 24
Introduction 24
Origins of RFID 24
Technology Overview and Implementation 25
Near-Field Communication: A Special Case of RFID 25
WI-FI, IPV6 OVER LOW-POWER WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORKS AND THREAD 26
6LoWPAN 27
Thread 27
ZIGBEE AND RF4CE 28
Technology and Implementation Overview 28
ZigBEE PRO 29
ZigBEE RF4CE 29
ZigBEE IP 30
ZigBEE Smart Energy Standard 30
OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES 31
WirelessHART 32
Legacy 32
Technology 33
ISA100.11a (Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process
Control and Related Applications) 35
Technical Facts 35
Interworking 36
EnOcean 36
Unique Selling Proposition 36
Industry Patronage 37
Z-Wave 38
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL MARKETS 40
WIRELESS SENSOR MARKET OVERVIEW 40
SHIPMENT VOLUMES 40
TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY VERTICAL
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 41
BREAKDOWN BY WIRELESS STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGIES 42
TABLE 2 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY WIRELESS
STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 43
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY WIRELESS
STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 44
BREAKDOWN BY MEASURABLE PARAMETERS 45
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY
MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 46
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY
MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 47
BREAKDOWN BY REGION 48
TABLE 6 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY REGION,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 49
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY REGION,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 51
END-VERTICAL APPLICATION: INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS 52
MARKET ANALYSIS 52
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 53
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 54
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 55
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 56
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 58
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 59
END-VERTICAL APPLICATION: ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE 59
MARKET ANALYSIS 60
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 60
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 61
TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 62
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 64
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 65
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 66
END-VERTICAL APPLICATION: LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT 67
MARKET ANALYSIS 67
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 67
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 68
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 70
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 71
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 73
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 73
END-VERTICAL APPLICATION: DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE 74
MARKET ANALYSIS 74
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 74
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 76
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 77
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 78
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 80
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 81
MEDICINE 81
MARKET ANALYSIS 82
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 82
TABLE 33 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 83
TABLE 34 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 84
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 86
TABLE 36 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 87
TABLE 37 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 88
HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN 89
MARKET ANALYSIS 89
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS
STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 89
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS
STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 90
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE
PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 92
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY
MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 93
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 95



TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY REGION,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 96
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN 96
MARKET ANALYSIS 97
TABLE 44 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 97
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 98
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 99
TABLE 47 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 101
TABLE 48 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 102
TABLE 49 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 103
DEEPER ANALYSIS OF WAVEFORMS AND TECHNOLOGIES 104
BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH SMART 104
TABLE 50 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH
SMART-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 104
TABLE 51 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH
SMART-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 105
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks 107
RFID 107
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR RFID-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR
DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 107
TABLE 53 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR RFID-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR
DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 109
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks 110
WI-FI AND 6LOWPAN 110
TABLE 54 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WI-FI AND 6LOWPAN-ENABLED WIRELESS
SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 110
TABLE 55 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WI-FI AND 6LOWPAN-ENABLED WIRELESS
SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 112
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks 113
ZIGBEE AND RF4CE 113
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR ZIGBEE AND RF4CE-ENABLED WIRELESS
SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 114
TABLE 57 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR ZIGBEE AND RF4CE-ENABLED WIRELESS
SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 115
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks 116
OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES 117
TABLE 58 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 117
TABLE 59 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 118
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks 120
CHAPTER 5 MAJOR PLAYERS: CONTRIBUTIONS, STRATEGIES AND OUTLOOK 122
STAKEHOLDER CATEGORIES 122
CONSOLIDATION AND DIVERSIFICATION 122
INTELLETUAL PROPERTY OWNERS 123
Participation Drivers 124
Challenges 124
CHIPSET MAKERS 124
Participation Drivers 124
Challenges 125
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS AND SOLUTION PROVIDERS 125
Participation Driver 125
Challenges 125
END USERS 126
Participation Drivers 126
Challenges 126
PROFILES OF INFLUENTIAL PLAYERS 126
ABB 126
Wireless Sensor Offerings 127
Prospects and Analysis 127
ADAPTIVENERGY 127
Wireless Sensor Offerings 127
Prospects and Analysis 128
APPRION 128
Wireless Sensor Offerings 128
Prospects and Analysis 129
ARM MBED 129
Wireless Sensor Offerings 129
Prospects and Analysis 130
ARUBA NETWORKS 130
Wireless Sensor Offerings 130
Prospects and Analysis 130
ATMEL 131
Wireless Sensor Offerings 131
Prospects and Analysis 131
BAE SYSTEMS 132
Wireless Sensor Offerings 132
Prospects and Analysis 132
BP 133
Wireless Sensor Offerings 133
Prospects and Analysis 133
CONTROL DATA SYSTEMS SRL 134
Wireless Sensor Offerings 134
Prospects and Analysis 134
CHEVRON 134
Wireless Sensor Offerings 135
Prospects and Analysis 135
CSR 135
Wireless Sensor Offerings 135
Prospects and Analysis 136
CYMBET 136
Wireless Sensor Offerings 136
Prospects and Analysis 137
DIGI 137
Wireless Sensor Offerings 137
Prospects and Analysis 137
ECS GROUP (SPINWAVE) 138
Wireless Sensor Offerings 138
Prospects and Analysis 138
ELTAV 139
Wireless Sensor Offerings 139
Prospects and Analysis 139
EMERSON 139
Wireless Sensor Offerings 140
Prospects and Analysis 140
ENDRESS+HAUSER 140
Wireless Sensor Offerings 141
Prospects and Analysis 141
ENOCEAN 141
Wireless Sensor Offerings 142
Prospects and Analysis 142
FLOWSERVE 142
Wireless Sensor Offerings 142
Prospects and Analysis 143
GASTRONICS 143
Wireless Sensor Offerings 143
Prospects and Analysis 143
GREENPEAK 144
Wireless Sensor Offerings 144
Prospects and Analysis 146
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY 146
Wireless Sensor Offerings 146
Prospects and Analysis 147
ITRON 147
Wireless Sensor Offerings 147
Prospects and Analysis 147
JASCO 148
Wireless Sensor Offerings 148
Prospects and Analysis 148
KCF 148
Wireless Sensor Offerings 149
Prospects and Analysis 149
LEVITON 149
Wireless Sensor Offerings 149
Prospects and Analysis 150
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY 150
Wireless Sensor Offerings 150
Prospects and Analysis 150
LORD MICROSTRAIN 151
Wireless Sensor Offerings 151
Prospects and Analysis 151
MICROPELT 152
Wireless Sensor Offerings 152
Prospects and Analysis 152
MICROSEMI 153
Wireless Sensor Offerings 153
Prospects and Analysis 154
NIVIS 154
Wireless Sensor Offerings 154
Prospects and Analysis 155
NORDIC SEMICONDUCTORS 155
Wireless Sensor Offerings 155
Prospects and Analysis 155
NXP 156
Wireless Sensor Offerings 156
Prospects and Analysis 156
PEPPERL+FUCHS 156
Wireless Sensor Offerings 157
Prospects and Analysis 157
PERMASENSE 157
Wireless Sensor Offerings 158
Prospects and Analysis 158
PERPETUA POWER SOURCE 158
Wireless Sensor Offerings 159
Prospects and Analysis 159
POWERCAST 160
Wireless Sensor Offerings 160
Prospects and Analysis 160
RENESAS 161
Wireless Sensor Offerings 161
Prospects and Analysis 161
SIEMENS 162
Wireless Sensor Offerings 162
Prospects and Analysis 162
SIGMA DESIGNS 162
Wireless Sensor Offerings 163
Prospects and Analysis 163
SILICON LABS 163
Wireless Sensor Offerings 163
Prospects and Analysis 164
ST. JUDE MEDICAL 164
Wireless Sensor Offerings 164
Prospects and Analysis 165
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 165
Wireless Sensor Offerings 165
Prospects and Analysis 167
THERMOKON SENSORTECHNIK 168
Wireless Sensor Offerings 168
Prospects and Analysis 169
YOKOGAWA 169
Wireless Sensor Offerings 169
Prospects and Analysis 170
ZENO CONTROLS 170
Wireless Sensor Offerings 170
Prospects and Analysis 171
CHAPTER 6 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS 173
INTRODUCTION 173
TRENDS BY CATEGORY 173
ANTENNA, TRANSMISSION, MODULATION AND PHYSICAL LAYER
CHARACTERISTICS 174
ARCHITECTURE OF NODES AND OTHER NETWORK ELEMENTS 175
DUTY CYCLE DETERMINATION, COLLISION RESPONSE AND
COMMUNICATION TRIGGER 175
END APPLICATION-SPECIFIC INNOVATION 176
MESSAGE STRUCTURE, DATA INTEGRITY, SECURITY AND ERROR
MANAGEMENT 179
NETWORK DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE 179
NETWORK OPERATION, PARAMETER ALTERATION AND NODE
MANAGEMENT 180
NETWORK TOPOLOGY AND MESSAGE ROUTING 181
NODE POWER MANAGEMENT 183
TABLE 60 U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS BY
CATEGORY, 1976-APRIL 2016 184
TRENDS BY YEAR 185
TABLE 61 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976 -APRIL
2016 185
TRENDS BY COUNTRY 186
TABLE 62 U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS BY COUNTRY,
1976-2016 (%) 186
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE 187
TABLE 63 U.S. PATENT ASSIGNEES WITH FOUR OR MORE PATENTS RELATED TO
WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976-APRIL 2016 188
TABLE 64 U.S. PATENT ASSINGEES RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS,
1976-APRIL 2016 192


LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY
END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 9
TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY VERTICAL
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 41
TABLE 2 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY WIRELESS
STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 43
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY WIRELESS
STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 44
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY MEASURABLE
PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 46
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY
MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 47
TABLE 6 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY REGION,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 49
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY REGION,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 51
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 53
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 54
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021
($ MILLIONS) 55
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021
(MILLIONS OF UNITS) 56
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 58
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 59
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 60
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 61
TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 62
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 64
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 65
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 66
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 67
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 68
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 70
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 71
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 73
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 73
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 74
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 76
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 77
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 78
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 80
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 81
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 82
TABLE 33 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 83
TABLE 34 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 84
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 86
TABLE 36 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 87
TABLE 37 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 88
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS
STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 89
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS
STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 90
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE
PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 92
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE
PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 93
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH
2021 ($ MILLIONS) 95
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME
AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH
2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 96
TABLE 44 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY
INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 97
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR
TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 98
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY
INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($
MILLIONS) 99
TABLE 47 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021
(MILLIONS OF UNITS) 101
TABLE 48 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY
INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 102
TABLE 49 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 103
TABLE 50 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH
SMART-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 104
TABLE 51 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH
SMART-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS,
THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 105
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR RFID-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES,
BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 107
TABLE 53 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR RFID-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR
DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 109
TABLE 54 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WI-FI AND 6LOWPAN-ENABLED WIRELESS
SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 110
TABLE 55 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WI-FI AND 6LOWPAN-ENABLED WIRELESS
SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 112
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR ZIGBEE AND RF4CE-ENABLED WIRELESS
SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 114
TABLE 57 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR ZIGBEE AND RF4CE-ENABLED WIRELESS
SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF
UNITS) 115
TABLE 58 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021
($ MILLIONS) 117
TABLE 59 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021
(MILLIONS OF UNITS) 118
TABLE 60 U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS BY CATEGORY,
1976-APRIL 2016 184
TABLE 61 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976 -APRIL
2016 185
TABLE 62 U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS BY COUNTRY,
1976-2016 (%) 186
TABLE 63 U.S. PATENT ASSIGNEES WITH FOUR OR MORE PATENTS RELATED TO
WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976-APRIL 2016 188
TABLE 64 U.S. PATENT ASSINGEES RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS,
1976-APRIL 2016 192


LIST OF FIGURES
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY
END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 9

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