Software-defined Radio (SDR)
is defined as a radio in which some or all the physical layer functions are software defined. SDR technology brings in flexibility, cost efficiency and power to drive communications forward, with wide reaching benefits. The SDR works on the Radio Frequency (RF). SDR technology also provides security and reliability in communication devices for military and civilian applications. The SDR technology will affect the network operators, end users, handset manufacturers and electronic component manufacturers. Various projects like US Joint Tactical Radio System have started to promote Software-defined Radio technology.
The Report ‘Software-defined Radio Market is segmented into three parts, namely: By Components, By End Use Industry and By Geography. In terms of components, the report is segmented into Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), Digital Signal Processor (DSP), General Purpose Processor (GPP), Programmable system-on-Chip, Amplifier, Software and few others. The End Use Industry is classified into Military, Aviation, Telecommunications Infrastructure, Transportation, Health Care, Domestic and others. The report was analyzed on the basis of data acquired from the regions like North America, South America, Europe, APAC and Rest of the World.The Software-defined Radio Market
was dominated by the North America in 2015. In North America, The U.S. has the highest share. Europe lies second in the market share. The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing region. As more and more countries are opting for SDR communication Systems for their Defense forces. The demand is as such, increasing in almost all parts of the world.The key players in Software-defined Radio Market are:
- Rockwell Collins, Inc. (The U.S.)
- Itt Corporation (The U.S.)
- BAE Systems Plc. (U.K)
- Northrop Grumman Corporation (The U.S.)
- Harris Corporation (The U.S.)
- L3 Communication Holdings, Inc. (The U.S.)
- Raytheon Co. (The U.S.)
The methodology for estimating the market share depended on the type of end users and also on components. The Defense sector has the majority of the share of SDR Market in 2016. Telecommunications Infrastructure also has a high share of the market. The widely used component in SDR technology is FPGA. Simultaneously, the companies involved in Software-defined Radio Market were studied from the perspective of their product portfolio, annual turnover and few other parameters to verify estimations. The data was verified by the industry experts on technical and market levels.