NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Use this report to:- Analyze regulatory and standardization issues that impact the software-defined radio (SDR) market.- Receive market sizes for cellular SDR base station infrastructure, cellular SDR handsets and military SDR tactical radios and infrastructure.- Classify the market size for both SDR and cognitive radio by geographic region.- Gain insight into the roles played by major stakeholders and players. Highlights- The global software defined radio market was valued at $41.9 billion in 2013 and $47.7 billion in 2014. The market is expected to reach $56.3 billion by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4% from 2014 through 2019.- The commercial (macro-cell and small-cell) market segment saw revenue of $33.9 billion in 2014. Revenue should reach $35.5 billion by 2019, rising at a CAGR of 0.9% from 2014 to 2019.- The civilian/public safety segment reached $3.0 billion in 2014 and should reach $4.8 billion by 2019, a CAGR of 9.9% from 2014 to 2019. Introduction & ScopeINTRODUCTIONEVOLUTION OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONSOver the last 20 years, significant changes have taken place in the wireless communications industry due to developments in digital electronics and developments in radio communications systems themselves. In the past, analog circuits constituted most of the wireless transceiver. Nowadays, analog hardwired components are gradually being replaced by digital components as a result of developments in processor technology. Key reasons for using digital electronics in radio communication systems are the well-known benefits of digital transmission, such as immunity to noise. Also, a significant amount of the radio transceiver functionality can be implemented in software, allowing for modern features to be rapidly implemented without the need to change the hardware. Such radios are commonly known as software-defined radios (SDRs).These changes have impacted radios across all industries. In the commercial space, cellular communication standards have rapidly evolved from global system for mobilecommunications (GSM) to long-term evolution (LTE). The LTE system is capable of high download and upload speeds, enabling operators to provide consumers with variousbandwidth intensive services. New standards that enable even higher data rates such as LTE-advanced are about to be deployed. These developments are all reliant onrecent advances in electronics.The capabilities of military communication systems have dramatically improved over the last few years. These changes are driven by technical advances in communicationstechnology and electronics, as well as by the growing importance of advanced wireless communication systems on the battlefield. Public safety organizations are also recognizing the significance of utilizing systems with advanced wireless communications capabilities. Equipment with enhanced capabilities has been recently developed.Cognitive radios are an evolution of software-defined radios. They implement baseband processing functions in software and use agile radio frequency (RF) front ends that can operate across a wide range of frequencies. This report forecasts the market size for SDRs and cognitive radios in the commercial, military and public safety segments. Definitions include:- The term radio refers to technology for wirelessly transmitting or receiving electromagnetic radiation to facilitate transfer of information.- The term software is defined as the use of software processing within the radio to implement key functions.- In this context, software is a set of instructions that can be modified. These instructions run on a processor within the radio device. This includes firmware thatcan also run on a processor.- The term software-defined radio is defined as a radio in which some or all physical layer functions are software defined.The focus of this report is on software-defined radio and one of its key applications, cognitive radio. Software-defined radio is considered an important part of the wirelesscommunications technology evolution. It finds applications in many different domains, including the satellite, transportation, commercial, government and public safety, andmilitary industry segments. The military and public safety domains are driven by the fact that software-defined radios offer military and public safety communication systems a much higher degree of flexibility and upgradeability. With the use of SDRs, military and public safety communication systems no longer need to rely on hardwarechanges to implement a more sophisticated feature.Interest from the civilian and military sectors is growing. An increasing number of armies and public safety organizations throughout the world use software-based radiosolutions to meet their communications requirements. Commercial interest in software-defined radio is also on the rise. This is attributed to the fact that software-defined radio enables mobile operators to rapidly upgrade their equipment to support new standards. This report forecasts the market size of SDR-enabled infrastructure in the commercial, military and homeland security domains. Forecasts for cognitive radio infrastructure are also provided. Software-defined radio also finds applications in other market segments, but these are beyond the scope of this report. STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThis study's goals and objectives include:- Forecasting the market size for cellular SDR base station infrastructure.- Forecasting the market size for cellular SDR handsets.- Forecasting the market size for military SDR tactical radios and infrastructure.- Forecasting the market size for public safety and homeland security SDR radios and infrastructure.- Forecasting the market size of cognitive radios and infrastructure in the commercial segment.- Forecasting the market size of cognitive radios and infrastructure in the military segment.- Analyzing the market drivers of cognitive radios in the civilian segment.- Classifying the market size for both SDR and cognitive radio by geographic region.- Tracing the evolution of both software-defined radio and cognitive radio.- Highlighting the roles played by major stakeholders and players.- Providing an overview of the activities of influential companies.- Examining crucial innovation breakthroughs through a detailed patent analysis.