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IoT Antennas: Technologies, Markets, and Evolution

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Actionable Benefits

  • Review product offering and product mix.
  • Examine possible technology and partnership synergies.
  • Understand where the battles are in the antenna market today.

Critical Questions Answered

  • What are the main types of antennas, and how do their uses vary?
  • What are the trends driving adoption of different antenna types in different markets?
  • How is the ecosystem around the antenna component changing and what is the impact of this for traditional antenna vendors, module vendors, other RF component vendors, and device OEMs?       

Research Highlights

  • Detailed review of trends and drivers on the technology and ecosystem development fronts.
  • Forecasts of antenna shipments by application segments, vertical markets, antenna types, and air interface technologies.
  • Explanations based on extensive primary research of interests of vendors across the value chain – from antenna vendors to OEMs to module vendors.  

Who Should Read This?

  • Decision makers of vendors addressing the RF front end design of an IoT device – whether antenna vendors, antenna service providers, module/chip vendors, or other RF component vendors.
  • OEMs and RF engineers looking at how antenna design and integration is changing, and what new technologies are available to simplify tasks and expand product functionality.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. IOT MARKET OUTLOOK AND EVOLUTION

2.1. Technology Factors
2.2. Business Factors

3. ANTENNA CONSIDERATIONS

3.1. Size
3.2. Cost: Direct and Indirect
3.3. Mounting and Implementation
3.4. Connectivity Type and Frequency Ranges

4. ANTENNA CATEGORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS

4.1. Overview of Antenna Types
4.2. Antenna Types: External
4.3. Antenna Types: On-PCB Embedded
4.4. Antenna Types: Off-PCB Embedded

5. EVOLVING OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

5.1. Antenna and Module Vendor Partnerships
5.2. Wi-Fi 6 and 5G—MIMO
5.3. Multi-Band and Multi-Radio Access
5.4. Dynamic Switching and Tuning
5.5. Positioning and Location
5.6. Antenna Vendors Expanding Off-the-Shelf Range
5.7. Custom Antenna Market Is Still Strong
5.8. Semi-Custom Designs
5.9. Simulation and Design Software
5.10. Materials Technology
5.11. More Active Roles by Antenna Vendors in IoT Solution Development
5.12. Consolidation: How Much?
5.13. LEO Satellite Communication
5.14. Integrated Passive Devices

6. FORECASTS

6.1. Methodology
6.2. Antenna Shipments by Device Type
6.3. Antenna Revenue by Device Type
6.4. Antenna Type
6.5. Air Interface Technology
6.6. Antenna Shipments by End Market

7. VENDOR OVERVIEW

7.1. Approaches to Market
7.2. Company Profiles