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Wireless IoT Connectivity Technologies and Markets

  • October 2015
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  • Berg Insight AB
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  • 160 pages

Wireless IoT Connectivity Technologies and Markets summarizes the main trends in the Internet of Things covering embedded technology, networking and applications. This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 160 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from the report: 360-degree overview of the IoT ecosystem. Comparison of wireless IoT connectivity technologies. IoT strategies of key players in the semiconductor and IT industries. Updated profiles of the main suppliers of IoT chipsets and modules. Summary of adoption trends and vendor strategies in key vertical market segments. Cellular IoT device market forecast until 2020.

Executive summary

Berg Insight estimates that 5.9 billion products with embedded microprocessors were sold worldwide in 2014. IoT is about networking these products as well as new device categories that can benefit from connectivity. Consumer products account for the vast majority of devices with embedded connectivity. Small appliances account for a third of the volume or roughly 2.0 billion units. Other top five categories are toys 1.0 billion, home entertainment 0.8 billion, HVAC equipment and controls 0.4 billion and home appliances 0.3 billion. Utility meters and motor vehicles are other significant categories with 0.2 billion and 0.1 billion units respectively. Berg Insight firmly believes that the main growth segments in the IoT market until 2020 will be established products which sell in significant volumes and incorporate some form of microprocessor technology.
Devices and things that do not have any form of digital intelligence today may only represent significant opportunities in the longer term, as greenfield applications normally need considerable time to reach maturity.

Consumer oriented products will dominate in terms of volume as few industrial or enterprise products are produced in very large quantities. Potential exceptions are smart infrastructure (e.g. smart cities and intelligent traffic systems) and smart agriculture. Governments and local authorities may propose the deployment of massive sensor networks for resource management, security, safety, environment, traffic and other needs. Such projects will however inevitably become highly complex, expensive, controversial and difficult to implement. The likelihood for any project announced in 2016 to become fully implemented by 2020 is therefore close to zero. Smart agriculture falls into the same category.

Some best practices for improved efficiency in the farming and forestry industries using connected sensors will be developed until the end of this decade. Implementing them at full scale will however take several decades and requires massive financial support from governments.

Berg Insight has identified six primary segments that are mainly consumer related and meet the mentioned criteria: energy meters, automotive, home appliances, HVAC equipment & controls, home entertainment and lighting. Moreover, connected wearables are by definition included among the major application categories. The diversity of the market is reflected in the fragmentation among IoT networking technologies due to the broad variety of application environments, communication needs and cost constraints. IoT comprises everything from premium cars with the computing power of hundreds of microprocessors powered by an engine to low-cost sensors based on basic microcontrollers running on coin-cell batteries. One size does not fit all and therefore fragmentation will remain.

Table Of Contents

Wireless IoT Connectivity Technologies and Markets
Table of Contents ......................................................................................................................... i
List of Figures .............................................................................................................................. v
Executive summary ..................................................................................................................... 1
1 Embedded systems and the Internet of Things .................................................................. 3
1.1 Introduction to embedded systems ............................................................................ 3
1.1.1 Market figures and key segments ......................................................................... 3
1.1.2 Technology trends ................................................................................................ 4
1.1.3 Business and adoption trends .............................................................................. 4
1.2 Embedded application environments ......................................................................... 5
1.2.1 Embedded hardware and chipsets ....................................................................... 6
1.2.2 Embedded software and applications ................................................................ 10
1.2.3 End-to-end application platforms and solutions ................................................. 14
1.3 Embedded connectivity and the Internet of Things .................................................. 15
2 Wireless IoT connectivity technologies ............................................................................. 17
2.1 Wireless technologies and standards ....................................................................... 17
2.1.1 International standard organisations................................................................... 17
2.1.2 Network architectures ......................................................................................... 19
2.1.3 Unlicensed and licensed frequency bands ......................................................... 20
2.2 Cellular technologies ................................................................................................. 22
2.2.1 2G/3G networks .................................................................................................. 22
2.2.2 4G networks ........................................................................................................ 23
2.2.3 LTE-M and NB-IOT .............................................................................................. 24
2.3 LPWA and satellite technologies ............................................................................... 25
2.3.1 Proprietary and semi-proprietary LPWA technologies ........................................ 26
2.3.2 LoRa .................................................................................................................... 30
2.3.3 Sigfox ................................................................................................................... 31
2.3.4 Ingenu ................................................................................................................. 32
2.3.5 Wi-SUN ................................................................................................................ 32
2.3.6 Weightless ........................................................................................................... 33
2.3.7 Satellite technologies .......................................................................................... 33
2.4 WLAN/WPAN technologies ........................................................................................ 35
2.4.1 Wi-Fi ..................................................................................................................... 35
2.4.2 Bluetooth ............................................................................................................. 36
2.4.3 ZigBee ................................................................................................................. 37
2.4.4 WirelessHART ...................................................................................................... 38
2.4.5 Thread ................................................................................................................. 38
2.4.6 Z-Wave ................................................................................................................ 39
2.4.7 ULE ...................................................................................................................... 39
2.4.8 DSRC ................................................................................................................... 40
3 Semiconductor companies and module vendors ............................................................. 41
3.1 Semiconductor industry players ................................................................................ 41
3.1.1 ARM Holdings ..................................................................................................... 43
3.1.2 Intel ...................................................................................................................... 45
3.1.3 Qualcomm ........................................................................................................... 48
3.1.4 Atmel ................................................................................................................... 50
3.1.5 Broadcom ............................................................................................................ 51
3.1.6 Cypress ............................................................................................................... 52
3.1.7 Dialog Semiconductor ......................................................................................... 53
3.1.8 Marvell ................................................................................................................. 53
3.1.9 Mediatek .............................................................................................................. 54
3.1.10 Microchip ............................................................................................................. 54
3.1.11 NXP Semiconductors .......................................................................................... 55
3.1.12 Renesas ............................................................................................................... 56
3.1.13 Samsung Electronics .......................................................................................... 56
3.1.14 STMicroelectronics .............................................................................................. 58
3.1.15 Texas Instruments ............................................................................................... 59
3.1.16 Toshiba Semiconductors .................................................................................... 59
3.1.17 Altair Semiconductors ......................................................................................... 60
3.1.18 GreenPeak Technologies .................................................................................... 60
3.1.19 Nordic Semiconductor ........................................................................................ 61
3.1.20 SemTech ............................................................................................................. 62
3.1.21 Sequans Communications .................................................................................. 62
3.1.22 Silicon Labs ......................................................................................................... 63
3.2 Cellular M2M/IoT module vendors ............................................................................ 64
3.2.1 Sierra Wireless..................................................................................................... 66
3.2.2 Gemalto M2M ...................................................................................................... 70
3.2.3 Telit ...................................................................................................................... 74
3.2.4 u-blox ................................................................................................................... 77
3.2.5 SIMCom ............................................................................................................... 80
3.2.6 Quectel ................................................................................................................ 82
3.2.7 Huawei ................................................................................................................. 83
3.2.8 ZTE WeLink ......................................................................................................... 86
3.2.9 Fibocom .............................................................................................................. 86
3.2.10 Other cellular module vendors ............................................................................ 87
3.3 WLAN/WPAN M2M/IoT module vendors ................................................................... 87
3.3.1 Adeunis RF .......................................................................................................... 88
3.3.2 Advantech ........................................................................................................... 88
3.3.3 Bluegiga .............................................................................................................. 89
3.3.4 Digi International ................................................................................................. 89
3.3.5 GainSpan ............................................................................................................. 89
3.3.6 Ingenu ................................................................................................................. 90
3.3.7 Laird Technologies .............................................................................................. 90
3.3.8 Lantronix .............................................................................................................. 91
3.3.9 Linear Technology ............................................................................................... 91
3.3.10 Murata ................................................................................................................. 92
3.3.11 NWave Technologies .......................................................................................... 93
3.3.12 Radiocrafts .......................................................................................................... 93
3.3.13 Sigma Designs .................................................................................................... 93
3.3.14 Silex Technology ................................................................................................. 94
4 Key vertical markets ........................................................................................................... 95
4.1 Automotive and Industrial ............................................................................................. 95
4.1.1 OEM automotive .................................................................................................. 95
4.1.2 Aftermarket automotive ..................................................................................... 101
4.1.3 Industrial automation ......................................................................................... 103
4.2 Infrastructure ............................................................................................................ 105
4.2.1 Smart grids ........................................................................................................ 105
4.2.2 Smart cities ........................................................................................................ 108
4.2.3 Intelligent traffic systems ................................................................................... 112
4.3 Consumer and Home .................................................................................................. 114
4.3.1 IoT platforms for the consumer market ............................................................. 114
4.3.2 Smart homes and building automation ............................................................. 117
4.3.3 Consumer electronics, small appliances and toys ........................................... 129
5 Market analysis and forecasts ......................................................................................... 135
5.1 IoT market analysis .................................................................................................. 135
5.1.1 Insights from the US IoT market........................................................................ 137
5.1.2 Market positioning of major network technologies ........................................... 139
5.2 Cellular technologies ............................................................................................... 143
5.2.1 Cellular IoT device shipments ........................................................................... 143
5.2.2 Vertical markets ................................................................................................. 146
5.2.3 Regional markets .............................................................................................. 148
5.2.4 Technology standards ...................................................................................... 154
5.3 LPWA technologies ................................................................................................. 155
5.4 WLAN/WPAN technologies ...................................................................................... 156
Glossary .................................................................................................................................. 159
Index

List of Figures

Figure 1.1: Examples of MPU architectures ............................................................................... 7
Figure 1.2: Microcontroller revenues and market share by vendor (World 2013) ...................... 9
Figure 1.3: Examples of embedded operating systems and memory requirements ............... 12
Figure 2.1: Unlicensed and reserved radio frequencies available for wireless IoT .................. 21
Figure 2.2: Comparison of LTE-family cellular technologies .................................................... 24
Figure 2.3: Comparison of LPWA and satellite technologies ................................................... 26
Figure 2.4: Major LPWA technology platforms for smart metering (2014) ............................... 27
Figure 2.5: Overview of the LoRa wide area network architecture ........................................... 30
Figure 3.1: Top ten semiconductor vendors by revenue (World 2014) .................................... 42
Figure 3.2: Overview of the mbed ecosystem .......................................................................... 44
Figure 3.3: Overview of the Intel IoT platform ........................................................................... 46
Figure 3.4: Qualcomm IoT/M2M cellular module vendor licensees (June 2015) ..................... 50
Figure 3.5: Top wireless module vendors, by M2M sales and shipments (World 2014) ......... 65
Figure 3.6: Sierra Wireless embedded modules and terminals (Q2-2015) .............................. 67
Figure 3.7: Gemalto M2M embedded modules and terminals (Q2-2015) ............................... 72
Figure 3.8: Telit embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015) ........................................................ 76
Figure 3.9: u-blox embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015) ..................................................... 78
Figure 3.10: SIMCom embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015) ............................................... 81
Figure 3.11: Quectel embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015) ................................................ 82
Figure 3.12: Huawei embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015) ................................................. 84
Figure 4.1: Motor vehicle production, by region and country (World 2014) ............................ 96
Figure 4.2: Motor vehicle sales by market (2014) .................................................................... 98
Figure 4.3: Estimated number of vehicles in use (World 2013) .............................................. 102
Figure 4.4: Smart meter penetration in key markets (2013/2023) .......................................... 106
Figure 4.5: Installed base of smart electricity meters by technology (EU/US 2013-2020) .... 108
Figure 4.6: HVAC market estimates (World 2014) .................................................................. 118
Figure 4.7: Installed base of smart thermostats (Europe/North America 2014-2020) ........... 119
Figure 4.8: Top providers of monitored security alarms (World 2015) ................................... 121
Figure 4.9: Connected wearables shipments by region (World 2013-2019) ......................... 130
Figure 4.10: Global small appliances unit sales (2013) .......................................................... 131
Figure 5.1: Estimated shipments of microprocessor powered products (World 2014) ......... 135
Figure 5.2: Primary market segments for consumer-related IoT (US 2014) ........................... 137
Figure 5.3: Cost comparison for IoT technologies (2015) ...................................................... 139
Figure 5.4: Main wireless technologies for major IoT segments ............................................ 142
Figure 5.5: Cellular IoT device shipment forecast, by region (World 2014-2020) ................. 144
Figure 5.6: Cellular IoT device revenue forecast, by region (World 2014-2020) ................... 145
Figure 5.7: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (World 2014-2020) .................... 147
Figure 5.8: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (Europe 2014-2020) .................. 149
Figure 5.9: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (North America 2014-2020) ...... 150
Figure 5.10: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (Latin America 2014-2020)...... 151
Figure 5.11: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (Asia-Pacific 2014-2020) ......... 152
Figure 5.12: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (MEA 2014-2020) .................... 153
Figure 5.13: Cellular IoT device shipments, by network technology (World 2014-2020) ...... 154
Figure 5.14: LPWA IoT device shipments (World 2014-2020) ............................................... 155

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