Global Tunable Filter Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Optical Tunable Filter, MEMS Tunable Filter, RF Tunable Filter, Microwave Tunable Filter), By Device Type (Tunable Band-Pass Filter, Tunable Band-Reject Filter), By End User Industry (Telecommunication, Military, Aerospace, Medical Device), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Dec 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061611340
  • Pages : 122

The global tunable filter market is projected to witness a CAGR of 7.65% during the forecast period to reach a market size of US$180.224 million by 2026, increasing from US$107.544 million in 2019. An electric filter in which the frequency of the passband or rejection band can be varied by adjusting its components is called a tunable filter.

Market Drivers

The rising implementation of acousto-optic tunable filters for various medical and commercial applications and usage of liquid crystal tunable filters for highly demanding machine vision applications are some of the major drivers in the current period. Significant R&D investments to innovate novel tunable filter technology are opening up new avenues of opportunities for the market. Again, the growing adoption of tunable filters for applications such as fluorescence microscopy and hyperspectral imaging, and spectroscopy is expected to create new roads for the global tunable filter market. Thus, the market is governed by novel innovations and applications in several industry verticals during the forecast period. 

By end-user, the telecommunication and military sector shows the highest growth potential due to the advancement of technology and demand for wireless communication services. Geographically, North America dominates the market and the Asia-Pacific region is expected to show the highest growth rate. 

Growth Factors

  • Uses in the defense sector

The defense sector of any country holds significant expenditure in its budget. And this sector invests heavily in developing new products to strengthen the country's military position. Tunable bandpass filters are an integral component for military handheld radios, radar systems, satellite communications, test and measurement systems, and other RF and microwave applications. Countries like the United States, China have the largest defense sector in the world and these countries rely on radio communications which employ tunable filters in their devices. As the expenditure for the defense segment increases, the market for tunable filters will have profited in the years to come.

  • Tuneable filters for broadband communication

A well-defined communication system has been an utmost necessity in today's world. And the need for it intensified after the hit of the Covid-19 pandemic as people shifted to a hybrid mode of work. The compact tunable filter is rapidly changing the communication world with ever more growing wireless applications. Compact, high-performance, tunable bandpass filters reduce the insertion loss and are highly selective and their uses in broadband applications provide a growing opportunity for the market. These filters will also provide cost-effective and compact solutions for the growing wireless communications market.


Higher initial cost and substantial investment may be a restraining factor for emerging players in the tunable filter industry, eventually, affecting the growth opportunities for the tunable filter market globally. Furthermore, the lack of set standards for tunable filters and the presence of low-quality filters in the market could also hamper the growth of the market. However, increasing investment from well-established players in the development of tunable filter technology is expected to overcome this restraint soon.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Tunable Filter Market

The tunable filter market is reliant on its end-users and has faced an indirect impact of the global pandemic. The medical and telecommunication sector gained strength during the pandemic and the demand for tunable filters from these sectors continued to rise to help them remain afloat in the market. However, aerospace and military expenditure showed a decline which bought down the demand for tunable filters. Overall, the market witnessed a mixed response during the unprecedented global pandemic.

Competitive Insights

Some of the market leaders in the Global Tunable Filter Market are EXFO, K&L Microwave, Analog Devices, IDEX Corporation, Kent Optronics, Inc, SANTEC CORPORATION, Netcom Inc, DiCon Fiberoptics, Coleman Microwave Company, Smiths Interconnect, and Micron Optics, Inc. The key players in the market implement growth strategies such as product launches, mergers, and acquisitions, etc. to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. For instance,

  • In 2021, EXFO declined the acquisition offer by VIAVI Solutions, and founder and majority shareholder Germaine Lamonde will acquire all outstanding shares operating as a private company.
  • Analog Devices in 2021 launched three tunable filters ADMV8818, with four highpass and four lowpass filters, operating from 2 to 18 GHz; ADMV8913, with a highpass and lowpass filter, operating at X-Band; ADMV8052, with three bandpass filters, operating at UHF and VHF frequencies.
  • Luna Innovations Incorporated acquired Micron Optics, Inc., an Atlanta, GA-based provider of innovative optical components and laser-based measurement technology in 2018.  Micron Optics’ sensing and measurement solutions are deployed in multiple industries including in automotive and aerospace, Luna’s core customer base.

Global Tunable Filter Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$107.544 million
 Market size value in 2026  US$180.224 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.65% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Type, Device Type, End-User Industry, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered EXFO, K&L Microwave, Analog Devices, IDEX Corporation, Kent Optronics, Inc, SANTEC CORPORATION, Netcom Inc., DiCon Fiberoptics, Coleman Microwave Company, Smiths Interconnect, Micron Optics, Inc.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


  • By Type
    • Optical Tunable Filter
    • MEMS Tunable Filter
    • RF Tunable Filter
    • Microwave Tunable Filter
  • By Device Type
    • Tunable Band-Pass Filter
    • Tunable Band-Reject Filter
  • By End-User Industry
    • Telecommunication
    • Military
    • Aerospace
    • Medical Device
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
    • South America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the tunable filter market size by 2026?
A1. The global tunable filter market is projected to reach a market size of US$180.224 million by 2026.

Q2. What factors are anticipated to drive the tunable filter market growth?
A2. The rising implementation of acousto-optic tunable filters for various medical and commercial applications and usage of liquid crystal tunable filters for highly demanding machine vision applications are some of the major drivers driving the tunable filter market growth.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the tunable filter market?
A3. The tunable filter market is projected to witness a CAGR of 7.65% over the forecast period.

Q4. What is the size of the global tunable filter market?
A4. Tunable Filter Market was valued at US$107.544 million in 2019.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the tunable filter market?
A5. Geographically, North America holds a significant share in the tunable filter market. 

1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction 
5.2. Optical Tunable Filter
5.3. MEMS Tunable Filter
5.4. RF Tunable Filter
5.5. Microwave Tunable Filter
5.6. By Device Type
5.7. Tunable Band-Pass Filter
5.8. Tunable Band-Reject Filter

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Telecommunication
6.3. Military
6.4. Aerospace
6.5. Medical Device

7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.3. South America
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. United Kingdom 
7.4.4. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. Japan
7.6.3. South Korea
7.6.4. Others

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
8.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9.1. EXFO 
9.2. K&L Microwave
9.3. Analog Devices
9.4. IDEX Corporation
9.5. Kent Optronics, Inc
9.7. Netcom Inc.
9.8. DiCon Fiberoptics
9.9. Coleman Microwave Company
9.10. Smiths Interconnect
9.11. Micron Optics, Inc.


K&L Microwave

Analog Devices

IDEX Corporation

Kent Optronics, Inc


Netcom Inc.

DiCon Fiberoptics

Coleman Microwave Company

Smiths Interconnect

Micron Optics, Inc.