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Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets

Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for wireless sensor devices will grow from nearly $2.4 billion in 2016 to nearly $7.7 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.7% for the period of 2016-2021.

This report provides:
An overview of the global markets for wireless sensors and related applications of this technology.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
Information on parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices including temperature, pressure level, flow, chemical composition, biological characteristics, motion and position, surveillance and image, and humidity.
Analyses of end vertical applications including industrial installations, ecology and agriculture, logistics and transport, defense and surveillance, medicine, residential, automation, and energy management.
Detailed coverage of technologies involved in the field including Bluetooth, radio frequency (RF) identification (RFID), Wi-Fi + IPv6 over low-power, wireless PANs (6LoWPAN), ZigBee + RF for consumer electronics (RF4CE), domain-specific as well as proprietary technologies.
Company profiles of major players in the industry.


SCOPE OF THE REPORT

This report presents the forecast for wireless sensor devices for 2016 through 2021 based on estimated volume and manufacturers’ total revenues. These forecasts are further broken down by the various parameters that can be measured by the sensors, end applications and region.

The report covers the following parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices:
Temperature.
Pressure.
Level.
Flow.
Chemical composition.
Biological characteristics.
Motion and position.
Surveillance and image.
Humidity.

The end-vertical application breakdown includes:
Industrial installations.
Energy infrastructure.
Ecology and agriculture.
Logistics and transport.
Defense and surveillance.
Medicine.
Home automation and other indoor applications.

The regional breakdown focuses on:
Americas.
Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Asia-Pacific region (APAC).

Covered wireless technologies and standards include:
Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart.
RFID (e.g., NFC).
Wi-Fi and 6LoWPAN.
ZigBEE and RF4CE.
Other 802.15.4-based technologies (e.g., EnOcean, Z-Wave, WirelessHART, ISA100.11a).

The Executive Summary chapter provides an end-application domain-wise breakdown of the dollar sales of wireless sensor devices.

The Overview chapter deals with the fundamentals of sensors and introduces the various measurable parameters. It also covers the major technological and business challenges confronting the wireless sensor domain and introduces the concepts of energy harvesting. The chapter familiarizes the reader with the leading wireless PAN and LAN technologies and standards.

The Global Markets chapter deals exclusively with quantitative forecasts with a special focus on the application of sensors. After providing a broad breakdown of the global market for wireless sensors, this section provides an overview of the astonishing body of use cases for wireless sensors and gives a detailed breakdown of the sensor market along these domains. The chapter also includes a wireless-technology-specific analysis of the wireless sensor market.

The Major Players chapter covers the extremely well-populated landscape of the wireless sensor industry. It identifies and explains the major stakeholder categories and then analyzes the initiatives undertaken by key companies.

The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter covers innovative activities that impact wireless sensors. Patents are also categorized in terms of application and architecture, as well as timing, assignee countries and assignee organizations.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY
INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
FUNDAMENTALS OF SENSORS
WIRELESS SENSORS
IOT AND WSN
MESH NETWORKS
INTRODUCTION TO MEASURABLE PARAMETERS
TEMPERATURE SENSORS
PRESSURE SENSORS
LEVEL SENSORS
FLOW SENSORS
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION SENSORS
BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTIC SENSORS
MOTION AND POSITION SENSORS
SURVEILLANCE AND IMAGE SENSORS
HUMIDITY SENSORS
POWER MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS SENSORS
ENERGY HARVESTING
WIRELESS WAVEFORMS: THE GENESIS OF MARKET COMPLEXITY
802.15.4
BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH SMART
Introduction and History
Technology and Implementation Overview
Bluetooth Smart: The Game Changer
RFID
Introduction
Origins of RFID
Technology Overview and Implementation
Near-Field Communication: A Special Case of RFID
WI-FI, IPV6 OVER LOW-POWER WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORKS AND THREAD
6LoWPAN
Thread
ZIGBEE AND RF4CE
Technology and Implementation Overview
ZigBEE PRO
ZigBEE RF4CE
ZigBEE IP
ZigBEE Smart Energy Standard
OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
WirelessHART
Legacy
Technology
ISA100.11a (Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control
and Related Applications)
Technical Facts
Interworking
EnOcean
Unique Selling Proposition
Industry Patronage
Z-Wave
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL MARKETS
WIRELESS SENSOR MARKET OVERVIEW
SHIPMENT VOLUMES
TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY VERTICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
BREAKDOWN BY WIRELESS STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 2 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
BREAKDOWN BY MEASURABLE PARAMETERS
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
BREAKDOWN BY REGION
TABLE 6 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
END-VERTICAL APPLICATION: INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS
MARKET ANALYSIS
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
END-VERTICAL APPLICATION: ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE
MARKET ANALYSIS
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
END-VERTICAL APPLICATION: LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT
MARKET ANALYSIS
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
END-VERTICAL APPLICATION: DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE
MARKET ANALYSIS
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
MEDICINE
MARKET ANALYSIS
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 33 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 34 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 36 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 37 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE MEDICINE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN
MARKET ANALYSIS
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE HOME AUTOMATION AND OTHER INDOOR APPLICATIONS DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN
MARKET ANALYSIS
TABLE 44 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 47 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
TABLE 48 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 49 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DOMAIN, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
DEEPER ANALYSIS OF WAVEFORMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH SMART
TABLE 50 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH SMART-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 51 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR BLUETOOTH AND BLUETOOTH SMART-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks
RFID
TABLE 52 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR RFID-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 53 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR RFID-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks
WI-FI AND 6LOWPAN
TABLE 54 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR WI-FI AND 6LOWPAN-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 55 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR WI-FI AND 6LOWPAN-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks
ZIGBEE AND RF4CE
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR ZIGBEE AND RF4CE-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 57 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR ZIGBEE AND RF4CE-ENABLED WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks
OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 58 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 59 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR OTHER 802.15.4-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES, BY END-VERTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLIONS OF UNITS)
Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks
CHAPTER 5 MAJOR PLAYERS: CONTRIBUTIONS, STRATEGIES AND
OUTLOOK
STAKEHOLDER CATEGORIES
CONSOLIDATION AND DIVERSIFICATION
INTELLETUAL PROPERTY OWNERS
Participation Drivers
Challenges
CHIPSET MAKERS
Participation Drivers
Challenges
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS AND SOLUTION PROVIDERS
Participation Driver
Challenges
END USERS
Participation Drivers
Challenges
PROFILES OF INFLUENTIAL PLAYERS
ABB
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ADAPTIVENERGY
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
APPRION
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ARM MBED
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ARUBA NETWORKS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ATMEL
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
BAE SYSTEMS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
BP
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
CONTROL DATA SYSTEMS SRL
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
CHEVRON
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
CSR
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
CYMBET
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
DIGI
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ECS GROUP (SPINWAVE)
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ELTAV
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
EMERSON
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ENDRESS+HAUSER
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ENOCEAN
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
FLOWSERVE
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
GASTRONICS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
GREENPEAK
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ITRON
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
JASCO
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
KCF
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
LEVITON
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
LORD MICROSTRAIN
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
MICROPELT
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
MICROSEMI
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
NIVIS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
NORDIC SEMICONDUCTORS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
NXP
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
PEPPERL+FUCHS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
PERMASENSE
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
PERPETUA POWER SOURCE
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
POWERCAST
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
RENESAS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
SIEMENS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
SIGMA DESIGNS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
SILICON LABS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ST. JUDE MEDICAL
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
THERMOKON SENSORTECHNIK
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
YOKOGAWA
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
ZENO CONTROLS
Wireless Sensor Offerings
Prospects and Analysis
CHAPTER 6 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
TRENDS BY CATEGORY
ANTENNA, TRANSMISSION, MODULATION AND PHYSICAL LAYER
CHARACTERISTICS
ARCHITECTURE OF NODES AND OTHER NETWORK ELEMENTS
DUTY CYCLE DETERMINATION, COLLISION RESPONSE AND
COMMUNICATION TRIGGER
END APPLICATION-SPECIFIC INNOVATION
MESSAGE STRUCTURE, DATA INTEGRITY, SECURITY AND ERROR
MANAGEMENT
NETWORK DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
NETWORK OPERATION, PARAMETER ALTERATION AND NODE
MANAGEMENT
NETWORK TOPOLOGY AND MESSAGE ROUTING
NODE POWER MANAGEMENT
TABLE 60 U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS BY CATEGORY, 1976-APRIL 2016
TRENDS BY YEAR
TABLE 61 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976 -APRIL 2016
TRENDS BY COUNTRY
TABLE 62 U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS BY COUNTRY, 1976-2016 (%)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 63 U.S. PATENT ASSIGNEES WITH FOUR OR MORE PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976-APRIL 2016
TABLE 64 U.S. PATENT ASSINGEES RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976-APRIL 2016

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