1. Market Research
  2. > Software Market Trends
  3. > Strategic Analysis of the Test Equipment Market for Software-defined Radios (SDRs)

SDR Phenomenal Flexibility Changes Customer Requirements vis-a-vis Test Equipment

The test equipment market for SDRs is a growing segment in the radio test equipment market. Customer needs for greater flexibility to address a myriad of technologies and keep pace with the evolution of these technologies cost-efficiently is increasing demand for SDRs, driving demand for test equipment. In this study, external challenges are identified and form the basis for the revenue forecast. The base year is 2014 and the forecast period runs through 2021. Trends from various perspectives including end-user industry, product lifecycle, and geography are also discussed. A detailed market share analysis is included, identifying leaders and challengers.The test equipment market for SDRs is a growing segment in the radio test equipment market. Customer needs for greater flexibility to address a myriad of technologies and keep pace with the evolution of these technologies cost-efficiently is increasing demand for SDRs, driving demand for test equipment. In this study, external challenges are identified and form the basis for the revenue forecast. The base year is 2014 and the forecast period runs through 2021. Trends from various perspectives including end-user industry, product lifecycle, and geography are also discussed. A detailed market share analysis is included, identifying leaders and challengers.

Executive Summary

Market Overview

Introduction
For the purpose of this research, Frost & Sullivan has adopted the definition of Software-defined Radio (SDR) established by the Wireless Innovation Group (formerly SDR Forum). In a nutshell, SDR is a device that transmits and receives Radio Frequency (RF) signals wirelessly to convey information.

Key components in SDRs include transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, filters, mixers, Analog-to-digital Converters (DAC), and antennas. The implementation of the components in an SDR differs from that of a traditional radio in the sense that some or all of the layer functions are defined by software as opposed to being implemented in hardware.

Today, everything from the physical to the network layer in an SDR is implemented in the software or firmware.

Considering this definition, radios that are being produced across industries are predominantly software-defined. However, while SDRs are used across different industries, some end-user segments such as the military implement the SDR concept more explicitly than others. SDRs are used in various applications from military radio communications to cellular phones and, therefore, feature varying RF capabilities. They can be reprogrammed easily, post manufacturing, to support a wide range of communication standards.

This study focuses on the equipment used to test SDRs, which mainly consist of signal analyzers, signal generators, one-box testers, and application-specific solutions.

Table Of Contents

Strategic Analysis of the Test Equipment Market for Software-defined Radios (SDRs)
Contents
Executive Summary ... 4
Market Overview ... 4
Introduction 4
Technologies .. 4
Competitive Overview .... 5
Major Research Findings 5
Opportunities and Forecasts.... 5
Segment Analysis 6
Conclusions .... 8
Demand Analysis .. 8
Overview and Definitions 8
Definitions .. 8
Key Technology Trends .... 10
Key Test Equipment Requirements . 13
Challenges 14
Key Challenges .. 14
Application-specific Challenges .. 16
End-user Analysis .... 17
Military . 17
Public Safety and Emergency .... 21
Wireless Communications 22
Other End Users 22
Product Lifecycle Analysis . 23
Introduction ... 23
Research and Development .. 24
Manufacturing .... 24
Field Support 25
Application Analysis . 26
Existing Applications .... 26
Emerging Applications . 28
Geographic Analysis 29
North America .... 29
Europe 30
Asia-Pacific ... 31
Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East 31
Supply Analysis ... 32
External Challenges . 32
Market Engineering Measurements . 32
Growth Drivers ... 33
Market Restraints .... 36
Revenue Analysis 40
Revenue Forecast .. 40
Competitive Structure .. 43
Market Shares of Leading Participants by Revenue 44
Challengers?National Instruments and Cobham AvComm ... 46
Other Market Participants . 47
Appendix ... 48
Frost and Sullivan Deliverables .. 48
List of Companies Interviewed ... 48
List of Published and Upcoming Deliverables 49
List of Acronyms 49
Legal Disclaimer .. 51
Frost and Sullivan Story .... 52

View This Report »

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 24 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 10,000 trusted sources
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Veronica

+1 718 514 2762

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
2016 North American Mobile Enterprise Applications

2016 North American Mobile Enterprise Applications

  • $ 10000
  • Industry report
  • October 2016
  • by Frost & Sullivan

Opportunities within Enterprises The overall research objective was to measure the current use and future decision-making behavior toward mobile enterprise applications, including some specific focus on ...

The Analytics software systems: worldwide forecast 2016–2020

The Analytics software systems: worldwide forecast 2016–2020

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • October 2016
  • by Analysys Mason

This report provides forecasts for communications service provider (CSP) spending on telecoms-specific analytics software systems. It provides details of how spending will vary by delivery type, service ...

The Analytics software systems: worldwide market shares 2015

The Analytics software systems: worldwide market shares 2015

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by Analysys Mason

"The telecoms industry is increasing its spending on analytics software systems, but not to the extent that we predicted last year." This report assesses which vendors are leading in the analytics software ...


ref:plp2015

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.