is a testing and measuring device which is used to monitor voltage or current which is passed to or received from an electronic device. There are two types of oscilloscopes, i.e, analog and digital. Over the last 5 years, the contribution of the digital oscilloscope has outpaced that of the analog oscilloscope. This is understandable from the fact that many complex and advanced electronic devices are tested using an oscilloscope, and in order to have the testing and measurement don accurately, a digital readout is required. The digital readout is possible with a digital oscilloscope and the readings can be stored for future tests on the device. Analog oscilloscopes are still used, however, for less advanced and complicated electronic devices.
In terms of geographic contribution, each of the three regions have almost equal contribution to the oscilloscope market with the APAC leading by a slight margin ahead of the Americas and Europe. A vast amount of electronic manufacturing and assembly takes place in the APAC region and this contributes to the growth of the oscilloscope market in the region.
Oscilloscopes are essential to test and measure the various electrical signals that go to and from a electronic device. However, there are a number of cases where there are certain irregularities which may show themselves only after prolonged testing. In such cases, a digital oscilloscopes will be able to capture the unexpected disruption in the absence of technician. The ability to automatically capture these changes without the need for a technician to be there 24/7 is essential for mass testing of devices. In case of testing of a few devices which do not have a wide range of electrical signal change, an analog oscilloscope will be able to provide the necessary results.
The market is being fuelled primarily by the high demand for the testing of electronic equipment across a wide variety of application segments.
In terms of
oscilloscope type, the market
has been divided into the following Analog and digital. In terms of applications, the market has been divided into the following Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication, Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace, and Others. In terms of bandwidth, the market has been divided into the following <1GHz, 1.1-8GHz, 8.1-32GHz and others. The oscilloscope market has also been segmented by the following geographies Americas, APAC, Europe and RoW.
Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the oscilloscope market:
- Agilent Technologies Inc
- Danaher Corp
- Fluke Corp
- GW Instek
- Rohde & Schwarz GmbH and Co.