Millimeter Waves: Emerging Markets

Millimeter Waves: Emerging Markets

Thintri, Inc. announces the release of Millimeter Waves: Emerging Markets, a new market study that explores the current state of millimeter wave technology and market opportunities for systems operating in the millimeter wave range. This in-depth investigation, the second update to Thintri’s original 2010 study, discusses millimeter wave technologies already creating significant markets, emerging market opportunities, and overall market development. The report surveys today’s technologies and applications, separates hype from reality and assesses the applications where millimeter wave technology will open up significant new markets, with market forecasts going out to 2023.

Report Contents
Executive Summary
E.1 Introduction
E.1 Established Millimeter Wave Markets
E.2 Technology & Hardware
E.3 Regulation and Public Policy
E.4 Imaging
E.5 Telecommunications
E.6 Consumer Markets
E.7 Defense and Security Radar
E.8 Other Millimeter Wave Markets
E.8.1 VSATs
Medicine and Health
E.8.3 Chemical Monitoring
Construction and Infrastructure
E.8.5 Manufacturing
Part 1: Overview
1.1 Introduction
Figure 1-1 Primary US Microwave and Millimeter Wave
1.2 History
Figure 1-2 Prof. J.C. Bose with his millimeter wave
1.3 Current Markets
1.3.1 Telecommunications
1.3.2 Radar
1.4 Technology Basics
Figure 1-3 Propagation of Millimeter Waves
Figure 1-4 Absorption of Millimeter Waves by Atmospheric
Figure 1-5 Overall Atmospheric Absorption Mechanisms
of Electromagnetic Radiation
1.5 Why Millimeter Waves?
Part 2:Technology and Hardware
2.1 Semiconductors and Packaging
Material Systems: GaAs, GaN, SiGe and CMOS.22
Packaging: MCM vs. SMT
Devices, Circuits & Components
2.1.4 RF-MEMS Switches
2.2 Transmission Lines
2.3 Antennas
2.4 Transceivers & Receivers
2.5 Systems
2.6 Modulation
Amplitude Shift Keying
Frequency Shift Keying
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
Part 3: Technical and Safety Issues
3.1 Technical Issues
3.2 Safety
Part 4: Public Policy, Regulation, and Standards
4.1 Background: Growth of the Current Regulatory
4.2 New FCC Rule Changes
4.3 E-band Regulation
4.4 The Effect of Local Government
4.5 Standards
Low Frequency Options
Higher Frequency Standards
4.5.3 Summary
Part 5: Imaging 52
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Imaging Technology
Figure 5-1 Scissors Imaged Through a Closed Container
Figure 5-2 Cookies Imaged Through a Closed Container
5.3 Imaging Applications
Checkpoint Security: Airports & Other Public
Inventory Control, Theft Prevention
5.3.3 Through-Wall Imaging
5.3.4 Consumer Retail
5.4 Active vs. Passive Systems
5.4.1 Technical Comparison
5.4.2 Application/Market Comparison
Figure 5-3 Checkpoint Security Imaging Market, Active vs.
5.5 Issues of Acceptance: Privacy and Public Perception.69
Figure 5-4 Active millimeter wave images
Figure 5-5 TSA Chart on Millimeter Wave Scanners
5.6 The Competition: Backscatter X-Ray
5.7 Millimeter Wave Imaging Markets
5.7.1 Market Development
Checkpoint Security Imaging Markets
Figure 5-6 Millimeter Wave Imaging Systems Sales in
Figure 5-7 Millimeter Wave Imaging Systems Sales in
Inventory Control and Loss Prevention Imaging
Figure 5-8 Imaging Systems Sales, Loss Prevention,
Unit Sales
Figure 5-9 Imaging Systems Sales, Loss Prevention,
Market Volume
Through-Wall Imaging Markets
Figure 5-10.. Millimeter Wave Through-Wall Imaging Systems, Market Volume
Consumer Retail Imaging Markets
Figure 5-11 Imaging Systems Sales in Consumer Retail,
5.7.6 Handheld Systems
Figure 5-12 Handheld MMW Imaging System Sales,
Unit Sales
Figure 5-13 Handheld MMW Imaging System Sales,
Market Volume
Part 6: Telecommunications
6.1 Introduction
Conventional Microwave Links
Figure 6-1 Conventional Microwave Links, Market Volumes
Figure 6-2 Conventional Microwave Links, Unit Sales
Figure 6-3 Conventional Microwave Links, Hardware
Sales by Component
Figure 6-4 Relative Share of Mobile vs. Enterprise Networks, .. 6 - 38 GHz, 2016
The advent of Millimeter Wave Systems in
6.2 5G: Backhaul and the Small Cell Model
6.3 Licensed vs. Lightly Licensed vs. Unlicensed
6.4 The 23, 24, 26 and 39 GHz Bands
23 and 26 GHz Bands
24 and 39 GHz Bands
6.5 60 GHz
60 GHz Telecommunications Applications
Short Range: WiGig and WirelessHD
Benefits of 60 GHz Technology
6.6 The E-band
6.6.1 Background
6.6.2 Propagation Characteristics
Performance, Reliability and Availability
Table 6-1 Five Nines Link Range and Availability for
Several Cities
Applications & Users
Table 6-2 Frequency vs. Beamwidth at 1 km using
a 1 foot diameter antenna
Figure 6-5 Beamwidth comparisons for wireless
backhaul solutions
6.6.5 E-band Licensing
6.7 The Competitive Technology Landscape
Figure 6-6 Telecommunications Backhaul: Shares by
6.8 The Millimeter Wave Telecom Market
Past Market Growth
The Shift to backhaul
WISPs: Fixed Wireless Internet Access
Present and Future Market Growth
Figure 6-7 Markets, Millimeter Wave
Telecommunications Links, 20 to 38 GHz
Figure 6-8 Markets, 20 to 38 GHz, by Component
Figure 6-9 Millimeter Wave Systems Markets, Telecom,
60 GHz
Figure 6-10 Telecom Systems Markets by Component,
60 GHz
Figure 6-11 Millimeter Wave Systems Markets, Telecom,
60 GHz, Unit Sales
Figure 6-12 Millimeter Wave Systems Markets, Telecom,
Figure 6-13 Telecom Systems Markets by Component,
Figure 6-14 Millimeter Wave Systems Markets, Telecom,
E-band, Unit Sales
Figure 6-15 Millimeter Wave Systems Markets, 60 GHz,
by Application
Figure 6-16 Millimeter Wave Systems Markets, E-band,
by Application
Figure 6-17 E-band Enterprise Markets, Government/
Municipalities, General Business
Figure 6-18 E-band Enterprise Markets, Healthcare,
Education, Misc
Part 7: Consumer & Automotive
7.1 Introduction
7.2 60 GHz Systems: Consumer & Home Media
Background: 60 GHz in Multimedia
7.2.2 Data Compression
7.2.3 Hardware Considerations
60 GHz Consumer Media Markets
Figure 7-1 Markets for 60 GHz Consumer Multimedia
Figure 7-2 Markets for 60 GHz Consumer Multimedia
Products, Unit Sales
7.3 Automotive Radar
Background: Millimeter Wave Radar
MMW Radar Applied to Transportation
7.3.3 History
Figure 7-3 The 1959 Cadillac Cyclone with Radar
MMW Radar Technology
24 GHz vs. 60 GHz vs. 77 GHz vs. 79 GHz
Table 7.1 Assigned Tasks by Band
Figure 7-4 Market Share, Auto Radar, 24 GHz vs.
77 GHz, Automobiles
Figure 7-5 Market Share, Auto Radar, 24 GHz vs.
77 GHz, Trucks
Infrastructure and Vehicle-to-Vehicle
Automotive Radar Markets
Figure 7-6 Worldwide Unit Sales, Cars and Trucks
Figure 7-7 Unit Sales, Radar Systems, Trucks and
Figure 7-8 Markets for Automotive Radar, 24 GHz and
77 GHz
Part 8: Defense & Security Markets
8.1 Background
8.2 Millimeter Wave Radar for Security and Intrusion
Perimeter and Surveillance Radar
8.2.2 Range Considerations
8.2.3 Technical Considerations
8.3 Munitions Applications
8.4 Marine Radar
8.5 Defense and Intelligence Communications
8.6 Active Denial Systems and Non-Lethal Weapons
8.7 Defense & Security System Markets
Figure 8-1 Surveillance/Perimeter Radar, Defense vs.
Non-Defense, 2016
Figure 8-2 Millimeter Wave Surveillance/Perimeter
Radar Markets
Figure 8-3 Millimeter Wave Munitions Radar Markets
Figure 8-4 Marine Radar Millimeter Wave Markets
Figure 8-5 Defense & Intelligence Millimeter Wave
Communications Markets
Figure 8-6 Overall Defense & Security Markets
Part 9: Other Millimeter Wave Markets
9.1 Commercial Ka-band Satellite Communications
Figure 9-1 Unit Sales, VSAT Terminals
9.2 Medicine and Health
Figure 9-2 Millimeter Wave Markets in Medicine,
Health and Safety
9.3 Chemical Monitoring
Figure 9-3 Markets for Millimeter Wave Systems in
Chemical Monitoring
9.4 Construction & Infrastructure
Figure 9-4 Millimeter Wave Systems Markets in
Construction and Infrastructure
9.5 Manufacturing
Figure 9-5 Millimeter Wave Markets in Manufacturing
Part 10: Millimeter Wave Semiconductor Markets
10.1 Introduction
10.2 The Evolving Semiconductor Landscape
Figure 10-1Overall MMICs by Application,
All Frequencies, 2016
Figure 10-2 MMIC Sales by Application, Millimeter
Wave Only, 2023
10.3 Consumer Applications
Figure 10-3 Semiconductor Markets in Car Radar,
10.4 Imaging
Figure 10-4 Millimeter Wave Semiconductor Markets,
Active Imaging Systems
Figure 10-5 Millimeter Wave Semiconductor
Markets, Passive Imaging Systems
10.5 Defense and Security
Figure 10-6 Defense & Security Millimeter Wave
Semiconductor Markets
10.6 Telecommunications
Figure 10-7 Telecommunications Millimeter Wave
Semiconductor Markets
10.7 Other Millimeter Wave Applications
Figure 10-8 Semiconductor Markets in Other Millimeter
Wave Applications

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