Global Digital Step Attenuators Market 2017-2021
About Digital Step Attenuators
An attenuator may be defined as an electronic device, which can reduce the power of a signal without distorting its waveform. Attenuators are passive devices, which are made from simple voltage divider networks. For measuring signals, attenuator pads or adapters are used for lowering the amplitude of a signal by a known amount to enable measurements or for protecting the measuring device from signal levels that might damage it. Attenuators are also used for matching impedance by lowering apparent standing-wave radio (SWR). Digital step attenuators are used for controlling the amplitude of an RF or analog signal. They are used in receivers and transmitters to provide gain control. Digital step attenuators consist of a digital control circuitry that is integrated with an RF attenuator core and are used in applications such as 3G and 4G cellular base stations, point-to-point nodes, repeaters, and T&M equipment.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global digital step attenuators market to grow at a CAGR of 8.19% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global digital step attenuators market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sales of digital step attenuators.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Digital Step Attenuators Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global digital step attenuators market: Analog Devices, NXP Semiconductors, Peregrine Semiconductor, Qorvo, and Skyworks Solution
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Honeywell International, IDT, MACOM, and Vaunix Technology.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Growing popularity of EW. EW is a military action that involves the use of electromagnetic (EM) emission. The purpose of EW is to gain and control the EM spectrum (EMS) of enemies during war. It can be initiated from land, sea, air, and space by manned and unmanned systems. It can target communications, RADAR, humans, or other assets. EW has become a weapon for the nation- and non-state organizations.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growth of CATV. The media and entertainment sector has been one of the fastest growing sectors globally. The global paid TV sector has been on a growth trajectory ever since the introduction of CATV worldwide. The industry is flourishing on account of the improving economic conditions in developing countries across the globe such as India, Brazil, and Mexico.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Increasing RF complexity. An increase in the number of frequency bands, modulation schemes, and carrier aggregation to support increased mobile data traffic is leading to design complexities of digital step attenuators. Hence, the designers and engineers are finding it difficult to innovate new methodologies and techniques to develop complex multi-chip modules that provide incremental improvements. Thus, increasing RF complexity is one of the major challenges faced by the vendors in the Global digital step attenuators market.
Analog Devices, NXP Semiconductors, Peregrine Semiconductor, Qorvo, Skyworks Solution, Honeywell International, IDT, MACOM, and Vaunix Technology.
Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.Download eBook