What is an oscilloscope probe?Oscilloscope probe is a device whose one end is connected to the input of oscilloscope and the other one is tipped to the electronic device/signal source under testing. Manufacturers ensure that their oscilloscope probe has minimal signal source loading and have sound noise immunity for better measurement. Moreover, they also ratify that the signal which gets picked by the probe tips gets duplicated successfully at the oscilloscope.
There are various types of probes which depend on the measurement and the usage of the oscilloscope. Here below are some popular types of oscilloscope probe:
Active Voltage Probe
Passive Voltage Probes
There are also other oscilloscope probes such as optical probes, isolated probes, and logic probes, among others, available in the market.
As per the detailed report, the global oscilloscope probe market was valued at around 406 Million in 2019 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of at least 4.5% during the forecast period 2020-2026. The rising demand for oscilloscope in the automotive and consumer electronics segment as a diagnostic tool is expected to propel the demand for oscilloscope probes in the coming years.
Oscilloscope Probes Future Market Outlook
The rising electrification in the automotive sector and the rising penetration of electronic hardware in the consumer’s life is positively influencing the growth of the market. For instance, the consumer electronics market is expected to expand at a CAGR of almost 7% while electric vehicles are expected to witness at least 20% CAGR in the forecast period. These industry verticals are heavily investing in the research and development of electronic components and the rising technological advancements are further boosting the electronic market. This, in turn, has fueled the demand for an oscilloscope probe in the market. Moreover, the increasing scientific research and growing demand for probes in military applications are spurring the market growth.
Amongst the above-mentioned list of probes, passive probe-type accounted for more than 65% of the market share in 2019 and is expected to dominate in the coming years. Industry players are developing passive probes that have high bandwidth and lower input capacitance. Meanwhile, the active probe is speculated to exhibit high CAGR growth in the foreseeable future. Along with this, the integration of the latest technologies and innovation is expected to expand the market share.
Talking about the regional analysis, the market in the Asia Pacific is expected to offer lucrative opportunities during the forecast period. The emerging economies such as India and China are increasing their production capabilities owing to government supports and initiatives. Moreover, the increasing disposable income and increasing penetration of electronic devices are propelling the growth of the market. In 2019, Asia Pacific accounted for more than 50% of the market share and is expected to expand at a CAGR of at least 4.8% during the forecast period.
The major industry players of the oscilloscope probe market include Tektronix, Inc., Amprobe, Yokogawa, Pico Technology, Fluke Corporation, Keysight Technologies, Inc., Testec Elektronik GmbH, Teledyne LeCroy, Pintek Electronics Co., and Test Products International, Inc., among others.
Latest Developments and Launches in the market
- In March 2020, Tektronix, a leading American player in the market, announced that it has developed IsoVu probes for the applications which have wide-bandgap designs. The probe tip is shielded to minimize parasitics and meets EMI and ESD testing requirements. The company also unveiled the TPP Passive Probe series which has low capacitance and has a high impedance (10MΩ input resistance). It also delivers 1GHz of bandwidth.
- In October 2019, Teledyne LeCroy, United States manufacturer, announced the launch of differential probes that comes in the bandwidth range of 13GHz to 25GHz for debugging and validation solutions. Its new launch products are suited for DDR memory applications. They also have solder-in tips to easily get access to the densely-packed embedded systems.
- Keysight Technologies, Inc., an American electronic testing equipment maker, introduced high voltage probing solutions which has a wider input range and high common-mode rejection ratio. It’s used for testing power devices and measuring motor devices and vehicle devices. Its Keysight N2804A differential probe offers 300MHz bandwidth which allows the testers to utilize for broader applications.
The prominent players in the market are also involved in the development of the oscilloscopes to create leverage in the market. For instance, Pico Technology recently launched the first 8-channel oscilloscope for the automotive market. Moreover, these players are focusing on product launches for automotive and data storage applications.