Connector Industry Reports

World RF Coax Connector Market


Report Number: P-780-18
Price: $3950.00
Publication Date: June 2018





World RF Connector Market 2018

  • How did the RF coax connector market perform in 2017? How is it anticipated to perform in 2018 and beyond? What markets and geographical regions present the greatest potential for growth in RF (coaxial) connectors and why?
  • How does the increase in frequency influence design, production tolerances, test equipment and cost?
  • Which specific RF coax connector families and product types are projected to show the highest growth and how are connector manufacturers addressing this potential increase or decrease in demand?

Bishop & Associates latest research report, World RF Coax Connector Market 2018 presents the latest market information, trends, RF connector technology, and application information. RF coax connector sales for the years 2016, 2017, 2018F, and 2023F are provided by RF connector family and type, worldwide and by region of the world.

Predictions include effects of trends for higher frequencies, broader application bandwidths, and international shifts. With a forecasted CAGR of XX.X% from 2018 to 2023, growth of the world RF coax connector market exceeds many other connector types.

Major changes are currently underway for coaxial connectors and applications, understand and prepare your company and customers for these changes by ordering your copy of World RF Coax Connector Market 2018.

Chapter 1 - Analysis of the World RF Coax Connector Market

  • Introduction
  • Report Organization
  • By Chapter
  • Valuations
  • Disclaimer
  • Executive Summary
  • World Sales – “Total” vs “RF”
  • World Total Connector Sales 2017 – 2018F by Region
  • World “Total Connectors” Five-Year CAGR 2018F to 2023F by Product Type
  • RF Connectors
  • Summary, World RF Coax Connector Sales 2016, 2017, 2018F, and 2023F Sales by Region with Percent Change and Five-Year CAGR
  • Growth by Markets and Products
  • 2018F and 2023F Connector Sales by RF Product Family 2018F and 2023F
  • 2018 World Connector Market Share by RF Product Family
  • 2023 World Connector Market Share by RF Product Family
  • Projected Shifts
  • RF Connector Sales, Data Highlights
  • Higher Frequency
  • 2016, 2017 2018F, and 2023F RF Connector vs. Selected Microwave and Millimeter Connector Sales with Percent Change and Five-Year CAGR
  • World Summaries
  • 2018F and 2023F World RF Connector Sales by Product Type, with Five-Year CAGR

Chapter 2 – Connector Family Groupings

  • Introduction
  • Comparisons by Frequency
  • Comparisons by Attributes
  • Family Groupings
  • Ultraminiature Connectors
  • U.FL Connectors
  • PCIe M2 (MHF4)
  • Locking MHF I LK Connectors
  • Microminiature Connectors
  • MCX, MMCX
  • QSL Connectors
  • 0.9 mm Supermini
  • Nano Coax
  • Subminiature Connectors
  • QMA and Mini-QMA
  • SMA (OSM) Connectors
  • SSMA (OSSM) Connectors
  • OSMM (SMD) Connectors
  • SMB, SSMB Connectors
  • SMC, SMCC Connectors
  • FAKRA Connectors
  • Connector Description and Specifications
  • FAKRA Connector Concepts and Features
  • Keying and Color Coding Options
  • Next Generation FAKRA (High-Speed HFM FAKRA-Mini)
  • 1.0/2.3 Coax Inserts, for DIN 41612 Connectors
  • 1.0/2.3 Connectors per DIN 47297
  • 1.6/5.6 Connectors
  • Miniature Connectors
  • BNC
  • Mini-BNC and HD BNC
  • MHV and SHV Connectors
  • UHF and Mini-UHF
  • F and G (CATV Type) Connectors
  • Medium (Size) Connectors
  • TNC, RP-TNC Connectors
  • 18 GHz TNC
  • TK and “Replaceable Head” Connectors
  • N Connectors
  • QN (Quicklock N) Connectors
  • HN Connectors
  • ZMA Connectors
  • SMKey Connectors
  • 4.3/10 Connectors
  • 4.1/9.5 Connectors
  • Large (Size) Connectors
  • 7/16 DIN Connectors
  • LC and LT Connectors
  • C and SC Connectors
  • Precision Connectors
  • 7 mm (APC-7) Connectors
  • Test Equipment Prompts New Microwave Connectors
  • 3.5 mm and 2.92 mm Connectors
  • 2.40 mm and 1.85 mm Connectors
  • 1 mm Connectors
  • 0.8 mm Connectors
  • Blind-mate Connectors
  • BMA (OSP), BMMA (OSSP)
  • BZ, BMZ Connectors
  • SMP (GPO), SMPM (GPPO), SMPS (G3PO) Family
  • VITA 67 Coax Assemblies
  • VITA 67.1 and 67.2
  • VITA 67.3
  • Miscellaneous Other RF Interconnects
  • RCA & Motorola Antenna Plug
  • Combination Standard Connectors with Coax Contact Assemblies

Chapter 3 – RF Coax Connector Analysis

  • 2016, 2017, 2018F, and 2023F RF Connector Sales by Region with Percent Change and Five-Year CAGR
  • 2018F and 2023F RF Connector Sales by Region
  • 2018F RF Connector Market Share by Region
  • 2023F RF Connector Market Share by Region
  • Family Groupings
  • 2017 and 2018F Connector Sales by RF Product Family with Percent Change
  • 2018F and 2023F Connector Sales by RF Product Family with Five-Year CAGR
  • 2018F Connector Market Share by RF Product Family
  • 2023F Connector Market Share by RF Product Family
  • 2018F and 2023F Connector Sales by RF Product Family
  • Total RF Connector vs. Selected Microwave and Millimeter Connector Sales 2016, 2017, 2018F, and 2023F with Percent Change and Five-Year CAGR
  • 2018F and 2023F Total World RF Connector Sales by Product Type with Five-Year CAGR
  • 2016 and 2017 RF Connectors by Region with Percent Change
  • 2017 and 2018F RF Connectors by Region with Percent Change
  • 2018F and 2023F RF Connectors by Region with Five-Year CAGR

Chapter 4 – RF Coax Connectors and Historical Development

  • Why So Many Different Connectors
  • Connector Terminology
  • Connector Series
  • Confusion with Non-Coax Connectors
  • Connector Sex
  • Plug and Receptacle
  • Historical Background, Connectors and Cable
  • Technical Foundation
  • First Coaxial Connectors
  • Current Versions of UHF Connectors
  • Early Connectors for Test Equipment
  • Special Study: Omni Spectra, for OSM and SMA
  • Test Equipment Prompts New Microwave Connectors
  • Slotless Contacts
  • RF Coax Connector Standardization
  • Initial Agencies
  • Defense Supply Center (DSCC) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • International
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Military Specifications
  • Standards Development
  • IEEE Specification P-287

Chapter 5 – RF Microwave and Millimeter Wave Markets

  • Mixed End-Use Affects Data
  • Telecommunications Expand Connector Usage
  • Automotive/Transport Vehicles
  • Vehicle Wi-Fi
  • FAKRA Connectors Dominate for Many Applications
  • Motorola Antenna Plug
  • Higher Frequency Connectors
  • Non-Vehicle (Automotive) Applications
  • Space Applications
  • Supply Chain Considerations

Chapter 6 – Basic RF Coax Connector Concepts

  • Electrical vs. Mechanical vs. Materials
  • Characteristic Impedance
  • Why 50 Ohms?
  • What about 75-Ohm Cables?
  • 50 Ohm versus 75-Ohm Connectors
  • What Else?
  • Generic Connector Design
  • Characteristic Impedance
  • Maximum Operating Frequency
  • RF versus Microwave versus Millimeter Wave
  • Terminology and Concepts Used with Connectors
  • Background
  • Interconnect Performance
  • Frequency Bands
  • Charts and Tables Vary
  • Terahertz (Submillimeter Wave) Frequencies
  • Materials
  • Panel & Equipment Mounted Connectors
  • General
  • Thread-in Connectors
  • Extended Rear-Pin Versus Field Replaceable Connectors
  • Concepts
  • Problems
  • Field Replaceable Designs Offer Solutions
  • RF/Microwave Connector Design
  • Contact Retention
  • Intermateability
  • Intermateability Example: SMP/GPO Family
  • Specials
  • Variations of Catalog Connectors
  • Switch Connectors

Chapter 7 – Connector Application Groups

  • End Launch Connectors
  • Provide Transition from Cable to Test Boards
  • Introduction
  • End Launch Concepts
  • Blind-Mate Coaxial Connectors
  • Concepts
  • Rack-and-Panel (Module to Module) Blind-Mates
  • Single Line Blind-Mate Connectors
  • OSP/BMA Were First
  • Environmentally Sealed Blind-Mates
  • Board-to-Board Blind-Mate Concepts
  • Lack of Standardization
  • Mil-Aero Board-to-Board Blind-Mates
  • Cable Connectors
  • Cable Options
  • Production Rates Determine Connector Termination Method
  • Termination for Single Coax-Line Assemblies
  • Direct Solder and Field-Replaceable Cable Connectors
  • Termination Problems
  • Multi-Port Connectors
  • Concept
  • Commercial Multi-Port Connectors
  • Mil-Aero Multi-Port Connectors
  • Economics and Trends
  • Low PIM Connectors
  • Concepts
  • Designing Low PIM Connectors
  • Low PIM Cables

Chapter 8 – Supporting Products

  • RF Involves Broad Array of Support Items
  • Standardized Test Boards
  • Accessories – Group 1 – For Connector Interface
  • Dust and Termination Caps
  • Shorting Caps
  • Accessories – Group 2 – For Field Replaceable Connectors and Stand-Alone Use
  • Hermetic Seals
  • Pins, Pin-Tabs and Dielectrics
  • Strain Relief (Sliding) Accessory Contacts
  • Isolating Insulated Mounting Washers
  • Adapters
  • General
  • Electrical and Mechanical Differences
  • Precision Calibration-Grade Adapters
  • ColorConnect™ Precision Adapters
  • Test Port Adapters
  • DC Blocks
  • Attenuators
  • Concept
  • Connectorized Attenuators
  • Precision Attenuators for Test and Calibration
  • Connector Gages
  • Assembly Tools
  • Connector Torque Wrenches
  • Installation Tools for Hermetic Seals for Use with Thread-in Connectors
  • Installation Tools for Hermetic Seals for Use with Flanged Connectors

Chapter 9 – RF Coax Connector Manufacturers Review

  • Introduction
  • Worldwide Total RF Coax Connector Sales 2018F
  • Companies Included
  • Company Data
  • A & P Technology Co., Ltd
  • AIMMET Industrial Co., Ltd
  • Aliner Industries, Inc.
  • Amphenol Corporation
  • Anoison Electronics Ltd
  • Anritsu Company
  • Apex Precision Technology Corp
  • Automatic Connector
  • Bel Connectivity
  • Bo-Jiang Technology Co., Ltd
  • Cambridge Electonic Industries Ltd
  • CANARE Electric Co., Ltd
  • Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc
  • CeramTec GmbH
  • Coax Connectors Ltd
  • CommScope Inc.
  • Connectronics, Inc.
  • Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corporation
  • Dynawave, Inc.
  • EZ Form Cable Corp.
  • Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions
  • Frontlynk
  • GigaLane Co., Ltd
  • Hirose Electric Co., Ltd
  • HUBER+SUHNER AG
  • IMS Connector Systems GmbH
  • I-PEX Co., Ltd
  • ITT Interconnect Solutions (ITT Cannon)
  • JAE – Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd
  • MegaPhase, LLC
  • Micro-Coax
  • Micro-Mode Products Inc.
  • Molex Inc.
  • Orient Microwave Corp.
  • Pasternack Enterprises
  • Precision Connector Inc. (PCI)
  • Radiall S.A.
  • RF Industries Ltd
  • Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Samtec, Inc.
  • San-tron, Inc.
  • SGMC Microwave
  • Signal Microwave, LLC
  • Southwest Microwave, Inc.
  • Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH
  • Spinner GmbH
  • TE Connectivity
  • Telegartner Group
  • The Phoenix Company of Chicago
  • W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Winchester Electronic Corp.

Chapter 10 – Generic Connector Care

  • Introduction
  • Connector Do’s and Don’ts
  • Storing Connectors
  • Connector Torque
  • Stuck Connectors
  • Cal Kit Connector
  • Cleaning Connectors
  • Connector Savers
  • Proper Use of Connectors and Test Equipment
  • Proper Mating of RF/Microwave Connectors
  • Background
  • Procedure
  • Proper Mounting of Flanged Connectors
  • Raised Grounding Ring Requires 360° Grounding
  • Coax Connector to Waveguide Transition
  • Right-Angle Transitions
  • In-Line Transitions

World RF Connector Market 2018

Bishop and Associates Inc. announces the release of a new ten-chapter, 302‐page research report providing both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the World RF Connector Market. RF connector sales overall and by region, for the years 2016, 2017, 2018F, and 2023F are provided with further breakdown by major connector series.

Projections include effects of trends for higher frequencies, broader application bandwidths, and international shifts. With a forecasted CAGR of 10.2% from 2018 to 2023, growth of the world RF connector market exceeds many other sectors. The economic impact of RF connectors is multiplied when cable assemblies and accessories are considered. This report’s market numbers are based upon actual manufacturers’ data carefully augmented by related historical knowledge and expert inputs. In 2017, RF coax connectors were one of the world’s top five connector categories.

Sales of electrical connectors continue to grow to match consumer and industry needs. The RF Coax connector portion is becoming increasingly important as the number of wireless enabled devices and the amount of data consumed grows at an almost unfathomable rate. This report examines which RF coax interconnect products are expected to achieve growth, versus those that may be static, or in decline. In addition to worldwide and regional marketplace sales data, supportive chapters on connector technology and specific product families are included to provide an understanding of the connectors involved and what affects their sales.

The level of detail included in this report includes:

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