In electronics, a linear voltage regulator is a system used to maintain voltage stable. In any system, resistance of the regulator varies depending on load applied to the system in order to attain constant voltage output.
In low-power electronic circuits, the number of integrated circuits has increased in almost every electronic product. This has risen the demand of linear voltage regulators for use to maintain voltage in a system stable.
Use of linear voltage regulators offers multiple advantages such as protection from short-circuit current, high temperature, and reverse polarity. Also, it consumes less current.
Additionally, linear voltage regulators are easy to operate; are available at an affordable price; and they have simple architecture
Linear voltage regulators are classified into two types: low drop-out and standard
Linear voltage regulators are employed in various end-use sectors such as commercial, residential, industrial, automotive, and electrical & electronics
Rise in Demand for Linear Voltage Regulators in Electrical & Electronics (E&E) Industry
Linear voltage regulators are largely used in the electrical & electronics (E&E) industry, as they require stable and ripple-free power supply. Additionally, linear voltage regulators are capable to convert higher-input voltage to lower-output voltage.
Moreover, the linear voltage regulator has extremely low output ripple and spectral noise, as it does not have any switching element. Due to this, linear voltage regulators are largely used in wired as well as wireless communication systems.
Furthermore, linear voltage regulators are used in power distribution systems to decrease the possibility of short-circuit current by providing stable output voltage, irrespective of change in the load applied to the system. As a result of these advantages, the demand for linear voltage regulators for use in electrical & electronics industry is increasing. This is expected to drive the global linear voltage regulator market during the forecast period.
Automotive Segment to Witness Lucrative Opportunities
Based on end-use industry, the global linear voltage regulator market can be segmented into commercial, residential, industrial, automotive, and electrical & electronics
The automotive industry has emerged as an attractive sector for investments for organizations across the globe. In automobiles, use of linear voltage regulators is helpful in harsh environments, as several manufacturers of linear voltage regulators are focusing on providing the product with features such as watchdog, reset, and early warning
Additionally, use of linear voltage regulators in automobiles is beneficial, as they generate stable output voltage for all automotive applications
Thus, increase in use of linear voltage regulators in the automotive sector is expected to offer lucrative opportunities to the global linear voltage regulator market during the forecast period
However, linear voltage regulators offer lower efficiency than switching voltage regulators. This is expected to restrain the global market for linear voltage regulators during the forecast period.