Software Defined Radio (SDR) - Global Strategic Business Report

Software Defined Radio (SDR) - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Jun 5, 2017, 220 Pages
US$4,500.00
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Software Defined Radio (SDR) in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 48 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Array Systems Computing, Inc.
BAE Systems PLC
Bharat Electronics Limited
Datasoft Corporation
Elbit Systems Ltd.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                              I-3
      Product Definitions and Scope of Study                            I-3


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                                  II-1
      Software Defined Radio: Revolutionizing Radio Communications
       Through Cross-Functionality                                      II-1
      A Review of SDR’s Technology Prowess                              II-2
      Market Overview                                                   II-3

  2. MARKET TRENDS & GROWTH DRIVERS                                     II-4
      Military Communications’ Growing Dependency on Software
       Communications Architecture (SCA) Drives the Indispensability
        of SDRs                                                         II-4
       Stable Gains in Defense Budgets in Developing Countries
        Provide the Foundation for the Growth of Military SDRs          II-5
        Table 1: Stable Defense Spending Trends Sustain Demand for
        SDRs in Military Radio Communications: Defense Spending 
        (In US$ Billion) in Select Countries Worldwide for the Years
        2015 & 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                II-6
       Joint Tactical Radio (JTR) Radios Replace Traditional Radios
        in the Military Sector                                          II-6
       SDR for Integrated C4ISR                                         II-7
      Increasing Investments in Public Safety and Disaster
       Preparedness to Provides Opportunity for Growth                  II-7
      Growing Adoption of Land Mobile Radio in Commercial &
       Industrial Sectors to Expand the Addressable Opportunity for
        SDRs                                                            II-8
      Wireless Radio Base Stations Evolve Towards SDR Based
       Architecture                                                     II-10
       Software RAN Enables Reduction in Base Station Costs             II-10
       Virtualized Base Station - A Key Benefit of SDR-Based
        Software RAN                                                    II-11
      SDR Rises in Popularity among Hobbyists & DIY Hackers             II-11
      Growing Interest in Flexible In-Vehicle Radio Platform Offers
       Opportunities for SDRs in the Automotive Industry                II-12
       Car-to-X: An SDR-Enabled Communication Technology                II-12
      SDR Provides Support for Internet of Things                       II-13
      From Concept to Reality, SDR Successfully Crosses the Wide
       Technology Chasm in the Aviation End-Use Sector                  II-13
       MST                                                              II-14
       ADS-B                                                            II-14
       DME                                                              II-14
      SDR Architecture for Next Generation Space Communications         II-15
       Key Drivers of Space Communication Architecture                  II-16
      Increased Use of SDR for Remote Spectrum Monitoring &
       Surveillance and TSCM                                            II-18
      Smaller, Battery Operated SDR Systems Rise in Popularity          II-19
      Growing Demand for Cognitive Radio Spurs SDR Market Growth        II-20
      Market Outlook                                                    II-20

  3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW                                                   II-21
      Software Defined Radio: An Introduction                           II-21
      Need for Software Defined Radio                                   II-21
      Evolution of Software Defined Radio                               II-21
       SpeakEasy Phase I                                                II-22
       SpeakEasy Phase II                                               II-22
      Historical Timeline of SDR Technology                             II-23
       1984: Genesis of Term Software Radio                             II-23
       1991: Project SPEAKeasy Introduced                               II-23
       1992: Mitola Presents First Paper on Software Radio at IEEE
        Conference                                                      II-23
       1996: SDR Association Created                                    II-23
       1997: JTRS Created                                               II-24
       1998: First Automated Code Generation Technology Developed
        for Embedded SDR                                                II-24
       2001: Eric Blossom Launches GNU Radio                            II-24
       2004: FCC Approves First Commercial SDR                          II-24
       2004: Picochip Launches First PHY Processor                      II-25
       2006: Xilinx and TI Collaborate to Expedite Development of
        Embedded SDR                                                    II-25
       2009: LMS6002 Launched                                           II-25
      Components of SDR                                                 II-25
      SDR Levels                                                        II-27
       Tier 0                                                           II-27
       Tier 1                                                           II-27
       Tier 2                                                           II-27
       Tier 3                                                           II-27
       Tier 4                                                           II-27
      Need and Importance of SDR Waveform Portability                   II-28
       Interoperability                                                 II-28
       Obsolescence Mitigation                                          II-28
       Cost Saving                                                      II-28
      Importance of SDR Security                                        II-28
      Testing SDR Interoperability                                      II-28
      SDR Hardware Architecture                                         II-29
       Baseband Processor                                               II-29
       Digital Conversion                                               II-30
       Frequency Conversion                                             II-30
       RF Amplification                                                 II-30
       Categorization of SCA                                            II-30
       Application                                                      II-31
       Node                                                             II-31
       Management                                                       II-31
       CORBA                                                            II-31
       SCA Complaint Software                                           II-31
      Focus on Select Leading SDR Systems                               II-32
       RTL-SDR (R820T RTL2832U)                                         II-32
       Red Pitaya                                                       II-32
       NooElec NESDR                                                    II-32
       Quadrus                                                          II-32
       HackRF One                                                       II-32
       RPD-100                                                          II-32
       Ubertooth One                                                    II-32
       Usmile                                                           II-33
       AirSpy                                                           II-33
       National Instruments USRP                                        II-33
       ThinkRF’s WSA5000                                                II-33
       SignalHound BB60C                                                II-33
      Types of SDRs                                                     II-33
       Ideal Software Defined Radio                                     II-33
       High Frequency Software Defined Radio (HFSDR)                    II-34
       Baseband Software Defined Radio (BBSDR)                          II-34
      Operating Principles                                              II-34
       Ideal Concept                                                    II-34
       Receiver Architecture                                            II-34
      Applications of SDR                                               II-34
       Joint Tactical Radio System                                      II-35
       Amateur or Home Application                                      II-35
      Advantages of SDR                                                 II-36
       Advantages of SDR for Mobile Operators                           II-36
      RF Sampling ADCs for SDRs                                         II-37
      FPGA and FMC SDR Solutions                                        II-37
      Comparative Study                                                 II-38
       Comparison of SDR with Other Radios by Application               II-38
       Comparison of SDR with other Radios by Design                    II-38
       Comparison of SDR with other Radios by Upgrade Cycle             II-39
       Comparison of SDR Using General-Purpose DSP and ASIC             II-39

  4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                           II-40
      SDRplay to Acquire Studio 1 SDR                                   II-40
      ThinkRF Forms Partnership with COMINT Consulting                  II-40
      Lime Micro Inks Manufacturing Partnership with ASE Group          II-40
      N.A.T. Launches Flexible SDR Platform                             II-40
      Barrett Communications to Introduce New HF SDR                    II-40
      Lexycom Technologies Launches Miniature SDR                       II-40
      Canonical Launches SDR Solution for IoT Gateways and Base
       Stations                                                         II-40
      Continental Launches Automotive SDR Platform                      II-41
      Thales Introduces New Broadband Tactical SDR Range                II-41
      Avnet Launches PicoZed SDR SOM                                    II-41
      Cobham Introduces Ultra Flexible SD Transmitter                   II-41
      Epiq Solutions Launches Handheld SDR                              II-41
      S&C Electric Company Unveils New SpeedNet™ SDR                    II-41
      Selex ES to Launch Smallest and Lightest SDR                      II-41

  5. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS                                     II-42
      Array Systems Computing, Inc. (Canada)                            II-42
      BAE Systems PLC (UK)                                              II-42
      Bharat Electronics Limited (India)                                II-42
      Datasoft Corporation (USA)                                        II-43
      Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)                                       II-43
      Epiq Solutions, LLC (USA)                                         II-43
      Ettus Research (USA)                                              II-44
      FlexRadio Systems, Inc. (USA)                                     II-44
      Harris Corporation (USA)                                          II-44
      Microtelecom Srl (Italy)                                          II-45
      Northrop Grumman Corporation (USA)                                II-45
      Rockwell Collins, Inc. (USA)                                      II-46
      Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG (Germany)                            II-46
      SDRplay (UK)                                                      II-46
      Signalscape, Inc. (USA)                                           II-47
      Thales Defense & Security, Inc. (USA)                             II-47
      ViaSat, Inc. (USA)                                                II-47

  6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                          II-48
      Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Software Defined Radio (SDR) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World 
      Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues 
      in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-48

      Table 3: World Historic Review for Software Defined Radio
      (SDR) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million 
      for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-49

      Table 4: World 14-Year Perspective for Software Defined Radio
      (SDR) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
      for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and
      Rest of World Markets for the Years 2009, 2017 and 2022
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-50


 III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATES                                                  III-1
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-1
        Outlook                                                         III-1
        SDR Market Overview                                             III-1
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-1
        Select Key Players                                              III-2
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-6
        Table 5: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-6

        Table 6: US Historic Review for Software Defined Radio (SDR)
        Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the
        Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-7

  2. CANADA                                                             III-8
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-8
        Outlook                                                         III-8
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-8
        Array Systems Computing, Inc. - A Key Canadian Player           III-8
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-9
        Table 7: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-9

        Table 8: Canadian Historic Review for Software Defined Radio
        (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
        for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-10

  3. JAPAN                                                              III-11
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-11
        Outlook                                                         III-11
        ADUN Driving Advancements in SDR Technology                     III-11
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-12
        Table 9: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-12

        Table 10: Japanese Historic Review for Software Defined
        Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
        Million for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-13

  4. EUROPE                                                             III-14
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-14
        Outlook                                                         III-14
        SDR Market - A Review                                           III-14
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-15
        Table 11: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Software Defined Radio (SDR) by Geographic Region -
        France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
        Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
        Million for the Years 2015 through 2022 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-15

        Table 12: European Historic Review for Software Defined
        Radio (SDR) by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
        UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years
        2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-16

        Table 13: European 14-Year Perspective for Software Defined
        Radio (SDR) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
        Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and
        Rest of Europe Markets for the Years 2009, 2017 and 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-17

  4a. FRANCE                                                            III-18
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-18
        Outlook                                                         III-18
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-18
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-18
        Table 14: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-18

        Table 15: French Historic Review for Software Defined Radio
        (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
        for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-19

  4b. GERMANY                                                           III-20
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-20
        Outlook                                                         III-20
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-20
        Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG - A Key German Player              III-20
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-21
        Table 16: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-21

        Table 17: German Historic Review for Software Defined Radio
        (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
        for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-22

  4c. ITALY                                                             III-23
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-23
        Outlook                                                         III-23
        Microtelecom Srl - A Key Italian Player                         III-23
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-23
        Table 18: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-23

        Table 19: Italian Historic Review for Software Defined Radio
        (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
        for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-24

  4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM                                                III-25
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-25
        Outlook                                                         III-25
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-25
        Key Players                                                     III-25
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-27
        Table 20: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-27

        Table 21: UK Historic Review for Software Defined Radio
        (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
        for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-28

  4e. SPAIN                                                             III-29
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-29
        Outlook                                                         III-29
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-29
        Table 22: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-29

        Table 23: Spanish Historic Review for Software Defined Radio
        (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
        for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-30

  4f. RUSSIA                                                            III-31
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-31
        Outlook                                                         III-31
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-31
        Table 24: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual
        Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015 through 2022
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-31

        Table 25: Russian Historic Review for Software Defined Radio
        (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
        for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-32

  4g. REST OF EUROPE                                                    III-33
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-33
        Outlook                                                         III-33
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-33
        Table 26: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed
        with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015
        through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-33

        Table 27: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Software
        Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
        US$ Million for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-34

  5. ASIA-PACIFIC                                                       III-35
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-35
        Outlook                                                         III-35
        Market Overview                                                 III-35
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-35
        Bharat Electronics Limited (India) - A Key Player               III-35
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-36
        Table 28: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed
        with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015
        through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-36

        Table 29: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Software Defined
        Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
        Million for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-37

  6. LATIN AMERICA                                                      III-38
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-38
        Outlook                                                         III-38
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-38
        Table 30: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed
        with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015
        through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-38

        Table 31: Latin American Historic Review for Software
        Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
        US$ Million for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-39

  7. REST OF WORLD                                                      III-40
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-40
        Outlook                                                         III-40
        Middle East SDR Market - An Overview                            III-40
        Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel) - A Key Player                      III-40
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-41
        Table 32: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed
        with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for the Years 2015
        through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-41

        Table 33: Rest of World Historic Review for Software Defined
        Radio (SDR) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
        Million for the Years 2009 through 2014 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-42


 IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

     Total Companies Profiled: 48 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 50)

     The United States (28)
     Canada (5)
     Europe (14)
     - France (1)
     - Germany (4)
     - The United Kingdom (3)
     - Italy (1)
     - Spain (1)
     - Rest of Europe (4)
     Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (2)
     Middle East (1)
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Date of Publication:
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220 Pages