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  • Published On : Nov 2022
  • Code : CMI5365
  • Industry : Semiconductors
  • Pages : 168
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An RF circulator is a passive, three-port electronic device that allows signals to flow in one direction only through its ports. Circulators are used in microwave and RF systems to direct signals from one port to another without allowing the signal to escape from the device. An RF isolator protects RF components in a system from excessive signal reflection. It is a two-port device and a non-reciprocal device that ensures all the power is transmitted from port 1 to port 2. They protect the sensitive components as RF isolators are placed at the front of sensitive components to avoid unwanted signals from damaging sensitive components. They are used in RF circuit design and prevent component from undesired reflection and test & measurement in electronics, IT, telecommunications, and healthcare sector. Innovations in the semiconductor industry will pave the way for better and improved RF isolators.

For instance, MACOM, a developer and manufacturer of radio, microwave, and millimeter wave semiconductor devices and components, offers isolators and circulators. These products have low insertion loss and high isolation and are combined with good inter-modulation performance for base station development

The global RF isolators and circulators market was valued at US$ 1,538.5 Mn in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ 2,394.7 Mn by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% between 2022 and 2030.

Global RF Isolators and Circulators Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic :

COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the production of various products in industries, mainly owing to the prolonged lockdown in major countries. The production across industries has been limited due to the pandemic resulting in the shortage of raw material for the RF isolators and circulators market. Manufacturers of semiconductor have partially resumed manufacturing operations, as demand of semiconductor is gradually increasing after Covid-19 pandemic.  However, manufacturers are making substantial moves to ramp-up their operations and purchase raw materials, though it is going to be a high pressing issue in a short-order timespan.

Global RF Isolators and Circulators Market - Restraint 

Fluctuation in the prices of raw materials adversely affect the global RF isolators and circulators market. Due to the fluctuation of raw material prices, it is difficult for companies to develop and manufacture cost-effective RF isolators and RF circulators. Moreover, isolators and circulators require heavy raw material quantity for its production.

Among end user, the telecommunications segment held a dominant position in the global RF isolators and circulators market in 2021

The telecommunications segment held a dominant position in the global RF isolators and circulators market in 2021, accounting for more than 25% share.

Figure 1: Global RF Isolators and Circulators Market Share (%), By End User, 2021

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The telecommunication segment is expected to witness significant growth in the global RF Isolators and circulator market. RF circulators and isolators are typically used to protect sensitive receiver circuitry from high powered transmitter outputs, by separating the transmitter’s signals from the received signals at the input of the antenna.

High frequency segment is expected hold a dominant position in the market during the forecast period

On the basis of frequency type, the global RF circulators and isolators market is segmented into high frequency and low frequency. The high frequency segment held largest market share in 2021, owing to several benefits offered by this frequency range. For instance, RF Circulators Isolators INC., a manufacturer of ferrite devices in commercial market, offers RF isolators and circulators with frequency range from 48MHz to 20 GHz and almost 100% bandwidth.

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RF Isolators and Circulators Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 1,538.5 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 5.2% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 2,394.7 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa: GCC Countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East and Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Circulators (Coaxial Circulator, Drop-in Circulator, Surface Mount Circulator, Microstrip Circulators) and Isolators (Coaxial Isolators, Drop-in Isolators Surface Mount Isolators, Microstrip Isolators)
  • By Frequency Type: Low frequency and High frequency
  • By End User: Commercial, Military, Aerospace, Electronics, IT, Telecommunications, Healthcare, and Others
Companies covered:

ADMOTECH,  Cernex Inc, Quantic Corry, DiTom Microwave, ECHO Microwave, JQL Technologies Corp, Kete Microwave, L-3 Narda, M2 Global Technology, Microwave Communications Laboratories Inc, , Mercury Systems Inc., Mesa Microwave, Microwave Devices Inc., Electro Technik Industrtries, Inc, Orion Microwave Inc. and others.

Growth Drivers:
  • Surge in usage in the telecommunication market
  • Increasing demand for RF circulators, in the defense sector
  • Rising popularity of small cell base stations
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Fluctuation in raw material prices

Figure 2: Global RF Isolators and Circulators Market Value (US$ Mn) Analysis and Forecast, 2017 - 2030

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Major players operating in the global RF isolators and circulators market include ADMOTECH,  Cernex Inc, Quantic Corry, DiTom Microwave, ECHO Microwave, JQL Technologies Corp, Kete Microwave, L-3 Narda, M2 Global Technology, Microwave Communications Laboratories Inc, , Mercury Systems Inc., Mesa Microwave, Microwave Devices Inc., Electro Technik Industrtries, Inc, Orion Microwave Inc. and others.

The growth of the Global RF isolator and circulator market can be attributed to the increasing demand for wireless communication and the rising number of cellular subscribers across the globe. In addition, the growing adoption of small cell base stations is also fueling the growth of the Global RF isolator and circulator market. Furthermore, advancements in the semiconductor industry will pave the path for enhanced RF isolators. Additionally, growth in the power industry coupled with the increased use of waveguide circulators in various industries propel the growth of the Global RF isolator and circulator market. As RF circulator and isolator offer better power efficiency, more reliability, and less expensiveness. So power industry adopt more RF circulators and isolators.

For instance, in April 2019, Skyworks, an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things has announced two small circulators for the 3.5 GHz 5G infrastructure band. This compact RF isolator and circulators demonstrate unique capabilities to enhance network efficiency and deliver higher capacity.

Market Dynamics

The global RF isolator and circulator market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period, owing to rising new product innovation by companies. RF circulators used as duplexer in telecom industry to share common antenna between transmitter and receiver.  Furthermore, key players such as Molex, a company that innovating electronic products for industries such as automotive, healthcare, consumer and data communications offer 6000 variants of RF Isolator and RF Circulator with frequency range from 380 MHz to 40 GHz. Furthermore, Companies such as Mercury Systems, Inc., Jie Kao Ao (JQL) Electronics, RTx Technology Co., Ltd and others also provide Custom designed circulator and isolator that match customer-specified mechanical, electrical and operational parameters.

Moreover, companies such as PE Pasternack offer single junction and dual junction circulator and isolators such as RF Circulator Isolator, Inc. Dual junction circulators are often used in high-end T/R modules. This dual junction circulator majorly used in fighter jets as in fighter jets performance is main preference than price.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of global RF isolators and circulators market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2022– 2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by the leading  market players
  • It profiles leading players in the global RF isolators and circulators market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, market capital, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Companies covered as a part of this study ADMOTECH, Cernex Inc, Quantic Corry, DiTom Microwave, ECHO Microwave, JQL Technologies Corp, Kete Microwave, L-3 Narda, M2 Global Technology, Microwave Communications Laboratories Inc, , Mercury Systems Inc., Mesa Microwave, Microwave Devices Inc., Electro Technik Industrtries, Inc, Orion Microwave Inc. and others.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decisions regarding future product launches, product upgrades, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global RF isolators and circulators market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, managed service providers, third-party service providers, distributors, new entrants, and value-added resellers
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global RF isolators and circulators market

Detailed Segmentation

  • Global RF Isolators and Circulators Market, By Product Type:
    • Circulators
      • Coaxial Circulator
      • Drop-in Circulator
      • Surface Mount Circulator
      • Microstrip Circulators
    • Isolators
      • Coaxial Isolators
      • Drop-in Isolators
      • Surface Mount Isolators
      • Microstrip Isolators
  • Global RF Isolators and Circulators Market, By Frequency type:
    • Low frequency
    • High frequency
  • Global RF Isolators and Circulators Market, By End User:
    • Commercial
    • Military
    • Aerospace
    • Electronics
    • IT and Telecommunications
    • Healthcare
    • Others
  • Global RF Isolators and Circulators Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa
      • By Country/Region:
        • GCC Countries
        • South Africa
        • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • ADMOTECH Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments/ Updates
    • Cernex Inc.
    • Quantic Corry
    • Ditom Microwave
    • ECHO Microwave
    • JQL Technologies Corp
    • Kete Microwave
    • L-3 Narda
    • M2 Global Technology
    • Microwave Communications Laboratories Inc.
    • Mercury Systems Inc.,
    • Mesa Microwave
    • Microwave Devices Inc.,
    • Electro Technik Industrtries, Inc.
    • Orion Microwave Inc.

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global RF isolators and circulators market is expected to reach US$ 2,394.7 million by 2030
The market is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Increasing use of isolators and circulators in the telecommunication and aerospace industries is a primary factor contributing to the market.
Telecommunication segment held the largest market share among end user in the market in 2021.
North America held the largest share in the market in 2021.
Major players operating in the market include ADMOTECH,  Cernex Inc, Quantic Corry, DiTom Microwave, ECHO Microwave, JQL Technologies Corp, Kete Microwave, L-3 Narda, M2 Global Technology, Microwave Communications Laboratories Inc, , Mercury Systems Inc., Mesa Microwave, Microwave Devices Inc., Electro Technik Industrtries, Inc, Orion Microwave Inc. and others.

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