An analog device gives output as a continuous function of time. A mixed signal device is an integrated circuit in which both analog and digital systems are integrated on a single semiconductor block. A smartphone is the most common example of a mixed signal device application. The analog and mixed signal device market includes a mixed-signal system-on-a-chip (AMS-SoC), ATD & DTA convertors, filters, amplifiers, mixed signal ICs, system on chip (SoC), and technologies like CMOS, BiCMOS, CMOS SOI, and SiGe. Mixed signal applications are one of the fastest growing segments in the electronics and semiconductors industry. This growth can be attributed to the increasing application of mixed signal integrated systems across various industries.
Analog devices are characterized by continuous voltage and current waveforms whereas in digital systems the data has discrete values. Capacitors, resistors, inductors, and transistors are commonly used as analog elements. A mixed signal system bridges the gap between the analog world and the digital world. The integrated analog components convert the continuous signal into a digital bit-stream which can be processed by digital equipment like embedded microcontrollers. Simple comparators or complex ADC may be employed for the conversion of the signals. Mixed signal ICs are used to convert analog signals to digital signals so that the digital signals can process data effectively. The design of mixed signal ICs require a high level of expertise. They are an essential component in FM tuners in electronics products such as cell phones, media players, and speakers that have digital amplifiers. The analog modules can be combined in various ways to offer special function solutions such as motor control, position measurement, and RF conversion. The integration of analog systems on to digital systems leads to low power consumption by the system, facilitates faster switching time, and results in the reduction of system noise. The mixed signal system incorporates the analog components that can be controlled by software through intelligent connections enabled by the IC. This single chip solution results in reduction in the cost of the overall system.
Increasing demand in the cellphone market is the primary growth driver for the analog and mixed signal device market. Additionally, the launch of innovative and technologically advanced instruments can provide growth avenues in the industry. Growth in the consumer electronics market, power sector automobile industry, wireless communication market, and healthcare industry along with the advent of new technologies in mixed signal devices are the other factors which are likely to fuel growth in the market. The need to configure mixed ICs for different applications is said to hamper market growth. Nevertheless, the outweighing benefits offered by mixed pulse devices are anticipated to impact the market positively.
The global analog and mixed signal device has been segmented on the basis of applications, type, and geography. Based on applications, the market has been divided into telecom, automobile, consumer, electronics, medical, and others. Based on type, the market has been segregated into general purpose analog, general purpose analog, and others. As per geography, the analog and mixed signal device market has been segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America.
Some of the major players in the global analog and mixed signal device market include Maxim Integrated Products Inc., BroadComm, QualComm, Maxim Integrated, Silicon Labs, Renesas, ON Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Linear Technology, Skyworks Solutions, Infineon, Fairchild, Freescale, ST, Cirrus Logic, Atari POKEY, Silego Technology Inc., Wolfson Microelectronics, ADI, and NXP Semiconductors.
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