Radiofrequency (RF) associated with radio waves have the frequency range of 3 hertz to 300 MHZ used for long-range communication. An RF field is an alternating current usually transmitted through an antenna that generates wireless broadcasting or an EMF for communication. The transmitted electromagnetic wave travels through the channel which might be air or water and reach its destination. Radio Frequency (RF) test equipment is used to compute signals that have relatively higher frequency than that of general test equipment capacity to ensure RF components are working properly under electromagnetic environment. With the increasing use of telecommunications devices due to the expansion of technology, surged the demand for RF test equipment. The bottlenecks in this market growth are Design and size of RF test equipment.
RF equipment is used in video broadcasting, telecommunications, satellite communications and radio communications. In addition to their normal function of testing, they also have specialized functions to determine the characteristics of an RF signal. It also has applications in several industrial and healthcare applications.
The market is mainly driven by the growth of telecommunications which is based on radio frequencies that provide wireless connectivity. These RF waves are transmitted and received by the various RF-enabled electronic devices. Hence RF test equipment market surges when the demand for these RF-enabled devices increases. The increasing usage of internet connectivity, Tablets, Mobile phones, Televisions, and microwave ovens are promoting markets for RF-enabled equipment.
The radio frequency equipment market can be segmented on the basis of:-
Architecture: Hardware, Software, Services
Frequency: Up to 1 GHz-2.1 GHz, Greater than 2.10 GHz
End-Use industry: Aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, Information and Communication Technology, Research, Automotive, medical etc
Region: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South America
North America and the Asia Pacific occupies the largest market share of RF test equipment market owing to the increase of manufacturing RF-enabled electronic devices coupled with its application in almost all industrial verticals. The United States seems to be matured market for RF test equipment market due to prevailing LTE technology and adoption of LTE-A technology as well. Some nations of South America is also planning to adopt LTE-A technology in the future.
With the increasing adoption of smartphone devices coupled with the advancement of Telecom technologies such as 4G, 5G, LTE-A which are being adopted by smartphone consumers facilitates the market for RF test equipment market. The competition between the vendors of RF test equipment on the grounds of technology, cost, and quality. The local players find difficult to compete with international players due to lack of deep pockets to invest on R&D.
The Key players in the RF test equipment market are Advantest, Anritsu, Agilent Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz and Teradyne etc.
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- North America
- US and Canada
- Latin America
- Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe
- EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)
- Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
- Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Rest of Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Australia and New Zealand
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait)
- South Africa
- North Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
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