Broadcom Inc. Showcased its 100G/lane Optical PAM-4 DSP PHY with an Integrated Trans-Impedance Amplifier (TIA)
In March 2022, a high-swing laser driver and integrated trans-impedance amplifier (TIA) were shown by Broadcom Inc.'s 100G/lane optical PAM-4 DSP PHY. It is constructed on a 112G PAM-4 DSP architecture, which offers maximum CMOS integration and higher performance with reduced power usage. As a result, the business will be able to increase the marketability of its product line.
Easy installation and maintenance of RFoF to boost market expansion
The majority of RoF systems do not require local oscillators or other auxiliary equipment at the remote antenna units (RAU). RAUs are made easier because the complicated and expensive equipments are maintained at the head end of RoF networks. Due to its high cost and high power consumption, high-frequency electro-optical modulators and electronics must be avoided at the CS (central station). Moreover, elaborate downlink transmission system implementations should be avoided due to their high production and maintenance costs. The modulation and switching hardware that numerous RAUs share is housed at the head end. This arrangement makes RAUs lighter and smaller, lowering the system installation and upkeep cost.
Limited Bandwidth of RF Over Fiber to constrain market expansion
In comparison to other communication technologies like copper cables or wireless communication systems, RF over fiber technology may have a constrained bandwidth. The modulation strategy, the kind of fiber optic cable, and the distance over which the signal is sent all affect the bandwidth of RF over fiber. The frequency response of the optical fiber and the electronic components required to transform RF signals into optical signals and vice versa both serve to limit the bandwidth of RF over fiber technology. The bandwidth of the electronic components required for modulation and demodulation is constrained, despite the fiber optic cable's ability to send signals across a wide frequency range.
Major Players Develop Acquisition Plans to Boost Brand Image
The leading businesses in the RF over fiber market plan acquisitions to improve their brand recognition globally. For instance, in November 2021, Rail Antenna, which can improve 4G and 5G communication, was introduced by HUBER+SUHNER. This new SENCITY Rail MIMO+ Rooftop antenna uses cutting-edge dual-polarization antenna technology to maximise potential 4G and 5G data throughout trains. With this, the business will be able to broaden the range of products it offers to customers.
- In August 2021, Huber-Suhner introduced the RFoF with a wide frequency range of 1MHz - 40 GHz to enhance the company's RF-over-fiber market share. It provides high-density connectivity.
- EMCORE Corporation
- APIC Corporation
- Optical Zonu Corp
- Gooch & Housego PLC
- Global Invacom
- SEIKOH GIKEN CO., LTD.
- II-VI Incorporated
- DEV Systemtechnik GmbH
- Syntonics LLC
- ETL Systems Ltd
- Olabs Technology Company Limited
- RFOptic Ltd
- MicroComp Nordic AB
- The market in Asia Pacific is expected to gain a huge portion of the global RF over fiber market share in the coming years. The rising need for greater bandwidth data services from a sizable number of smartphone users in this region is a major driver of the market for RFoF products in this region.
- The RF Over Fiber Market in APAC has expanded as a result of rising smart device spending and rising internet application usage, including video streaming, data transmission, Internet of Things, and OTT content.
- In North America, the growth in this region is primarily driven by increasing numbers of government programmes and infrastructural upgrades.
|Market Size in 2022
|USD 569.5 Million
|Market Forecast in 2030
|USD 1036.7 Million
|Compound Annual Growth Rate
|Revenue (USD Million) and Volume (Kilo Tons)
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