Step-Down Voltage Regulator Market: Introduction
- A ‘buck’ or ‘step-down’ switching voltage regulator is a regulator where the output voltage is less than its input voltage.
- A voltage regulator is used to automatically maintain a constant voltage level. It also maintains the supply voltage within acceptable limits. It includes a step-down converter and a step-up converter.
- The voltage regulator has two functions; changing and adjusting the input voltage from the output to another level (keeps the output voltage constant even if the load conditions change).
- A DC-DC regulator is an essential component of any power system. Therefore, choosing the right controller is important when developing the best solution.
- In most applications, a step-down regulator is typically utilized as the voltage drops from the bus to the load. For other applications, a boost regulator may be required to increase the voltage. For instance, if DC power must be transmitted over long cables, increasing the voltage before transmission and lowering the voltage again with the load can reduce I2R losses.
- In battery applications, a buck-boost regulator is employed to provide a constant and stable voltage by overcoming the variations in the output voltage, which is seen as charging and discharging the battery.
- Voltage regulators are used in devices such as computer power supplies to stabilize the DC voltage used by processors and other components. They can be simple feed-forward designs or include negative feedback.
- They may use an electromechanical mechanism or electronic components, depending on the design
- Features of step-down voltage regulator:
- Soft start function
- Adjustable output voltage
- Integrated power transistor
- Input under voltage lockout
- PWM regulation with feed forward
- Benefits of step-down voltage regulator
- Low current consumption
- High input voltage
- High output current
- Wide Temperature Range
Rising Demand for Step-Down Voltage Regulator in Consumer Electronics Industry
- Based on end-use industry, the global market can be segmented into consumer electronics, telecommunication, semiconductor, healthcare, industrial, automotive and others.
- The consumer electronics segment is estimated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to an increase in use of step-down voltage regulator in smartphone adapters and chargers, XDSL modems, industrial PCs, smartwatches, drones, etc.
- The step-down voltage regulator also offers several advance features such as soft start function, adjustable output voltage, integrated power transistor, input under voltage lockout, PWM regulation with feed forward, etc.
- Increase in demand for consumer electronics that use voltage regulators in smart electronic devices is also driving the market
- Voltage regulators play an important role in the world of automation where they ensure best power supply to all electronic components in order to have high efficiency and functionality
- Rising use of step-down voltage regulator for advanced technology IoT devices (consumer electronics, Healthcare and automobiles) used in controlling systems to ensure efficient power management is further propelling the market
Europe to Lead Global Step-Down Voltage Regulator Market
- In terms of region, the global step-down voltage regulator market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
- The step-down voltage regulator market in Europe is anticipated to expand at a high growth rate during the forecast period
- This expansion is attributed to extensive use of step-down regulator in various industries, such as the electronics industry, because of the increasing popularity of smart electronic devices among consumers and the need for innovative and advanced technology in the consumer electronic industry. This is estimated to fuel the demand for step-down voltage regulator in the near future.
- Rapid industrialization and an increasing demand for power and electricity from residential and commercial sectors are also driving the market in the region
- The step-down voltage regulator market in Europe is also expected to expand due to the presence of major players in the region and increased competition among them
Key Players operating in Global Step-Down Voltage Regulator Market
Major players operating in the global step-down voltage regulator market are focusing on technological advancements and expansions to cater to the rising demand for step-down voltage regulators. Moreover, manufacturers are undertaking mergers and acquisitions for the development of innovative and advanced technology products.
Key players operating in the global step-down voltage regulator market include:
- Analog Devices, Inc
- Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
- Diodes Incorporated
- Eaton Corporation
- Infineon Technologies AG
- Renesas Electronics Corporation.
- Maxim Integrated
- Microchip Technology Inc
- Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
- ROHM CO., LTD.
- Semtech Corporation
- Texas Instruments Incorporated
- Torex Semiconductor Ltd
- Vicor Corporation
- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Global Step-Down Voltage Regulator Market: Research Scope
Global Step-Down Voltage Regulator Market, by Type
- AC Step-Down Voltage Regulator
- DC Step-Down Voltage Regulator
Global Step-Down Voltage Regulator Market, by Application
- Adapters and charger
- XDSL Modems
- Battery management system (BMS)
- Industrial PC
- Others (Smart speakers, Smart watches etc.)
Global Step-Down Voltage Regulator Market, by End-use Industry
- Consumer Electronic
- Others (Automotive, Aerospace and Defense etc.)
Global Step-Down Voltage Regulator Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- South America
- Rest of South America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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