Ultrasonic Sensors Market

Ultrasonic Sensors Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report

Ultrasonic Sensors Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Proximity Sensors, Retro-Reflective Sensors, Through Beam Sensors, Others), By Application (Level Monitoring, Anti-Collision Detection, Distance Measurement, Object Detection, Loop Control, Robotic Sensing, Others), By End-User (Automotive, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Food & Beverages, Aerospace & Defense, Other) Based On Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

Report ID : BMRC 1859
Number of pages : 300
Published Date : Nov 2022
Category : Sensors
Delivery Timeline : 48 hrs

Global Ultrasonic Sensors Market is valued at USD 6.29 Billion in 2021 and expected to reach USD 13.74 Billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 11.8% over the forecast period.

Scope of Ultrasonic Sensors Market

An ultrasonic sensor is an electronic device that uses ultrasonic sound waves to detect the distance between a target items and transforms the reflected sound into an electrical signal. Ultrasonic waves move quicker than audible sound waves. These high- frequency sound waves are reflected from limits to deliver an unmistakable echo pattern, which is additionally changed over into an electrical signal. It uses a transducer to send and get ultrasonic pulses that help with offering data about an object’s proximity. Thus, these instruments are generally used for numerous applications across the automotive, medical services, and food and beverages area.

The transmitter, which emits sound using piezoelectric crystals, and the receiver, which encounters the sound after it travelled to and from the target, are the two major components of ultrasonic sensors. The sensor monitors the time between the transmitter's sound emissions and its contact with the receiver in order to compute the distance between the sensor and the item. Ultrasonic sensors produce a chirp between 23 to 40 kHz, which is substantially higher than the human audible range of 20 kHz, hence the title ultrasonic. Ultrasonic sensors are mostly utilized as proximity detectors. Sokolov investigated the use of ultrasonic waves to identify metal objects between 1929 and 1935. Mulhauser received a patent in 1931 for utilizing ultrasonic waves to identify faults in solids using two transducers. Using a pulse-echo approach, Firestone (1940) and Simons (1945) developed pulsed ultrasonic testing.
Covid-19 pandemic has shown a significant impact on the ultrasonic sensors industry, since the supply chain has slowed and demand from oil and gas, chemical, and other manufacturing plants has decreased. These restrictions have had an impact on ultrasonic sensor supply from a number of companies. However, the utilization of advanced mechanics in the detection of Covid-19 could emphatically affect the reception of these systems; robotic systems assist with automate the process of drawing blood and diminish the danger of diseases to clinical staff.

Global ultrasonic sensors market report is segmented on the basis of type, application, end-user and region & country level. Based upon type, the market is divided into proximity sensors, retro-reflective sensors and through beam sensors. Based upon application, global ultrasonic sensors market is divided into level monitoring, anti-collision detection, distance measurement, object detection, loop control, robotic sensing and others. Based upon end-user, global ultrasonic sensors market is classified automotive, industrial, consumer electronics, healthcare, food & beverages and aerospace & defense.

The regions covered in global ultrasonic sensors market report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of the World. On the basis of country level, the market of global ultrasonic sensors is sub divided into U.S., Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China, India, Japan, South East Asia, Middle East Asia (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt) GCC, Africa, etc.

Key Players of Ultrasonic Sensors Market

Some of the key players for global ultrasonic sensors market:

  • alluff GmbH
  • Banner Engineering Corp.
  • Baumer Group
  • Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG (Turck)
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd
  • OMRON Corporation
  • Pepperl+Fuchs SE
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Sick AG
  • others

Ultrasonic Sensors Segmentation

By Type:

  • Proximity Sensors
  • Retro-reflective Sensors
  • Through Beam Sensors
  • Others

By Application:

  • Level Monitoring
  • Anti-Collision Detection
  • Distance Measurement
  • Object Detection
  • Loop Control
  • Robotic Sensing
  • Others

By End-User:

  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Food & Beverages
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Other


Toposens Introduced New Ultrasonic 3D Sensor Featuring Infineon’s XENSIV MEMS Microphone

On November 12th 2021; Toposens partnered up with Infineon Technologies AG to acknowledge 3D obstacle recognition and collision avoidance in autonomous systems utilizing Toposens' restrictive 3D ultrasound innovation. The Munich-based sensor producer offers 3D ultrasonic sensors ECHO ONE DK that influence sound, machine vision, and advanced algorithms to empower vigorous, practical and exact 3D vision for applications like mechanical technology, independent driving and customer electronics. The simple to-incorporate 3D ultrasonic sensor empowers safe impact evasion through exact 3D obstacle identification. It depends on Infineon's XENSIV™ MEMS receiver IM73A135V01. This next-generation reference item permits clients to decrease their development efforts and time-to-advertise. Also, it is minimal expense and energy effective compared with existing industrial 3D sensors. The new innovation is ideal for improving on the performance of automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
Pepperl+Fuchs Ultrasonic Sensor Series

On June 8th 2019; Pepperl+Fuchs presented the new UCC*-50GK series ultrasonic sensor. Just two sensor versions are needed for covering a wide scope of utilizations. Expected for distance estimation, the UCC*-50GK utilizations ultrasonic pulses to quantify the distance to the target and reports data through one of three sensor yields. Flexible design choices make the sensor inconceivably versatile. The UCC*-50GK ultrasonic sensor can be coordinated into an application without a PLC and is effectively fused into a existing engineering environment through UART, LIN-Bus, or PWM. UCC*-50GK is likewise furnished with a power save mode and advanced for battery activity, so it is instant for wireless communication where longer activity times are fundamental.

TDK Acquired Chirp Microsystems, Aiming for Leadership in Ultrasonic Sensing Solutions

On February 28th 2018; Chirp developed high-performance ultrasonic sensors that are smaller in size and consume less power than conventional sensors. Chirp's solutions are intended to be used in a variety of fields, including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), as well as smartphone, vehicle, industrial machinery, and other ICT applications. Chirp Microsystems, Inc., a developer of high-performance ultrasonic 3D-sensing devices, will be acquired by TDK. The acquisition will help TDK improve its technology in the areas of fingerprint sensors, MEMS sensors, and piezoelectric transducers. TDK aspires to be the industry leader for ultrasonic MEMS sensors and solutions. TDK Corporation is a major electronics manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1935 with the goal of commercializing ferrite, a critical component in electrical and magnetic goods. Chirp Microsystems' goal is to make ultrasonic sensing a part of everyday life. Chirp's piezoelectric MEMS ultrasonic transducers offer long range and low power sensing capabilities in a micro-scale device, and were founded in 2013 based on pioneering research undertaken at the University of California.

Increasing Demand For Autonomous Safety Systems in Vehicles, Rising Integration of Ultrasonic Sensor In Medical Devices and Growing Demand in Manufacturing Sectors are the Driving the Market Growth

One of the major factors driving the growth of global ultrasonic sensors market is increasing demand for autonomous safety systems in vehicles. Ultrasonic sensors offer a few applications in car sensors, such as parking assistance, collision avoidance, object detection, and automatic braking system. Ultrasonic sensors assume a significant role in the upcoming developing advancements like driver assistance and self-driving systems. These ultrasonic sensors are being utilized on onboard sensing systems in vehicles with autonomous and progressed features. These systems depend on ultrasonic sensors for measuring relative distances of items from the vehicle. Long-range radar capacities are being incorporated with cruise control systems to keep away from crashes between vehicles. These sensors are likewise being utilized to detect distances on the backside of cars for parking assistance and braking control. For example; in March 2019, Texas Instruments Incorporated launched its latest ultrasonic sensor MA40S4S, which can detect impediments from a distance of 20 meters and was planned explicitly for ADAS applications.

In addition, rising integration of ultrasonic sensor in medical devices is also supplementing the market growth. The growing demand for these sensors in the clinical industry, for applications like echocardiograms and echo graphs, is relied upon to work for the market in near future. As ultrasonic sensors utilize higher frequencies contrasted with electromagnetic sensors, they produce more limited frequencies that convert into a higher resolution for image processing. Subsequently, these systems are progressively being adopted in healthcare applications like radiography. For example; as per the news published on October 12th, 2021; Delphinus got FDA approval for ultrasound cancer screening tech. The SoftVue system is planned to be utilized in addition to advanced mammograms to evaluate for malignant growth among patients with dense breast tissue.

Furthermore, growing demand in manufacturing sectors also drive the growth of the global ultrasonic sensors market. In the manufacturing area, ultrasonic sensors find use for applications, for example, high-speed counting of items on a conveyor belt, fluid level control, box sorting plan, and robotic sensing. Rising interest across other industrial applications, including precision robotics, stock control systems, and automated aerial vehicles, has impacted market development.

However, the availability of other substitute sensors may hamper the global ultrasonic sensor market growth. In spite of that, increasing adoption of smart application can provide various opportunities for the further growth of the global ultrasonic sensor market over the forecast period.

North America is Anticipated to Dominate the Global Ultrasonic Sensors Market

North America is expected to dominate the global ultrasonic sensors market within the forecast period due to the rising demand for Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in industries, technological advancements and presence of key players in the region. Ultrasonic sensors are utilized in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for the recognition of obstacles and deciding the vehicle's separation from the closest one. Hence, the rising demand for AMRs in enterprises and other areas is likely boost the market development. For example; in December 2018, Waymo LLC reported that it would send off a self-driving vehicle administration in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Also, increasing technological developments also drive the market in the region. For instance; in January 2021, Qualcomm launched a second- generation 3D Sonic Sensor with a few upgrades over gen-1. The 3D Sonic Sensor is an ultrasonic fingerprint reader that uses sound waves to examine a finger impression and is generally utilized as an in-display security solution. This sensor is likewise viable with adaptable panels that are utilized in foldable gadgets.

Asia Pacific is projected to show the fastest growth in the global ultrasonic sensors market due to rising demand from factory automation and government funding for the development of ultrasonic sensors.

By Regional & Country Level

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Rest of Europe


  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
Report Analysis Details
Historical data 2018 - 2021
Forecast Period 2022 - 2028
Market Size in 2021: USD 6.29 Billion
Base year considered 2021
Forecast Period CAGR %:


Market Size Expected in 2028: USD 13.74 Billion
Tables, Charts & Figures: 175
Pages 300

Ultrasonic Sensors Companies

alluff GmbH,Banner Engineering Corp.,Baumer Group,Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG (Turck),Honeywell International Inc.,Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd,OMRON Corporation,Pepperl+Fuchs SE,Rockwell Automation, Inc.,Sick AG,others

Segments Covered By Type,By Application, By End-User
Regional Analysis North America, U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, The Middle East and Africa, GCC, Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa