An arbitrary waveform generators
is an electronic test device which is used to generate waveforms. These waveforms are then injected into the electronic device which is kept for testing. Depending on how the waveforms travel through the device, it can be determined whether the electronic device is performing as it should or not. Furthermore, depending on the resulting output of the waveform when it passes through the device, the type of defect can also be determined to a certain extent. The testing equipment becomes increasingly important especially with the volume and density of semiconductor components which are being embedded in electronic devices increasing each day. With this high density packing of semiconductor components, it would not be possible to test each and every individual aspect of these semiconductor components and as such, arbitrary waveform generators become extremely important. The generators usually have two channels which provides them with the ability to combine the output of one channel with that of another.
Communication devices as well as those that are part of an IoT ecosystem are often the devices that are checked with an arbitrary waveform generator. There is a vast opportunity for arbitrary waveform generators especially from R&D across all sectors. The medical and automotive industries also stand to benefit from further advances in this technology.The Arbitrary waveform generator market
has been segmented across the following fabrication techniques Direct Digital Synthesis, Variable-clock arbitrary and Hybrid. In terms of applications, the Arbitrary Waveform Generator market has been segmented across the following Consumer Electronics, Communications, Military, R&D and Others.
Till date, North America has been the leading contributor to the arbitrary waveform generator market. However, the APAC region is experiencing the fastest growth rate and will be the leading contributor by around the end of the forecast period. The primary reason for this is that a number of organizations around the world have outsourced their testing requirements to R&D centers located in India, China, Japan and South Korea as well as many other countries in the region. The market has been segmented based on the following geographies North America, South America, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa.There are a number of companies that are operating in the arbitrary waveform generator market. A few of these companies have been listed below
- Agilent Technologies
- B&K Precision Corporation
- Fluke Corporation
- HAMEG Instruments GmbH
- National Instruments Corporation