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Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market

Market Insights on Software Defined Radio (SDR) covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market - Global Industry Analysis 2015 - 2019 and Opportunity Assessment; 2020 - 2030

Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Overview

Software Defined Radio (SDR), now being an industry standard, is used widely in next generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries, which facilitate high-speed data and secure voice communication with anti-jamming capability.

Many private firms are keen to manufacture cutting-edge software defined radios with advanced features and higher compliance flexibility. In the field of communication systems and strategic areas software define radio is a game-changer. SDR is expected to largely shape the net-centric warfare in the years ahead

Software Defined Radio: Key-Factor to Decide Adaptability

SDR is not a new term or technology. It has been around for more than 30 years and that’s a very long time in technology. Over these years, SDR has evolved in to a cutting-edge technology which can reshape the military, commercial satellite and space mission in a tremendous way.

Even many countries are procuring SDR to enhance maritime technology. The next generation and the future of communication technology is expected to largely shape the net-centric warfare in the years ahead.

It can facilitate the high-speed data and secure voice communication with antijamming capability .All three professional defense forces of several countries are in race to design, develop and manufacture tactical communication system using software defined radio.

Since a large portion of RF is controlled by software, it makes it flexible to alter  the existing system by simply replacing the program with updated one. Even the old software can be patched and changes can be incorporated in old software which makes the existing RF systems highly adaptive.

Being software driven which forms a significant portion of the system requires less space in comparison to Conventional RF system which significantly eliminates the hardware cost are results in simplification of radio architecture with improved performance

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Software Defined Radio Market: Current Rate of Adoption

The extensive research work in combination with new emerging technologies is transforming the existent software defined radio in to a highly adaptable and  unbeatable market.

A common radio platform for multiple emerging markets significantly reduces the logistic support and operational expenses. It is expected that over 90 percent of mobile infrastructure will be captured under SDR technology including 5G infrastructure. Across globe, all tactical radio used for military operation are inbuilt with SDR technology.

Key Challenges Preventing Widespread Adoption of Software Defined Radio

It requires an extensive software development and an ultra-complex PCB design with an optimized data converters in addition to expensive processors. Also, the software which is the vital component of this  technology makes it more vulnerable to malware attack which might corrupt the  whole infrastructure.

It comes with own set of security risks which can  compromise the  connected devices in network.

Since it a niche technology, there is a lack of understanding among the designers, so there is always a tradeoff between  performance and  design.

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North America Continues to Account for High Share of Software Defined Radio Market

North America, led by the US, has remained a lucrative market for software defined radio, and the status-quo is unlikely to change between the forecast period 2020 to 2030.

High defense spending in the US, combined with JTNC program, is likely to provide the impetus to the software define radio market during the forecast period.

In addition to the US, Europe and Asia Pacific will continue to be the other lucrative markets for software define radio during the assessment period. China and India, the two contenders for the superpower throne are ramping up their defense mechanisms, and reliance on technology is also growing.

Software Defined Radio Market: Competitive Intelligence

  • Harris Corporation
  • Flex Radio Systems Inc.
  • Data soft Corporation
  • L-3 Communication Holdings Inc.
  • Raytheon Co.
  • Astra Rafael Communication System
  • HAL’s Strategic Electronic Research Design Centre (SLRDC) India
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • IndraSistemas
  • L3 Communications Corporation
  • Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
  • Thales Group
  • Viasat Incorporated
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • ITT Corporation
  • Harris Corporation
  • Datasoft Corporation
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By Region, the market is segmented into

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil)
  • Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia)
  • East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
  • South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia)
  • Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Middle East & Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa)

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain.

The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Software Defined Radio Market Segmentation

The latest report on SDR has been analyzed on the basis of key categories.

By Type

  • Cognitive Radio
  • General Purpose Radio
  • Joint Tactical Radio System

By Band

  • VHF Band
  • HF Band
  • UHF Band
  • Others

By Application

  • Telecommunication
  • Public Safety
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Commercial
  • Others

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