About Mixed Signal IC
A mixed IC is the fusion of digital and analog IC on a single chip. These ICs enable conversion of analog signals such as light, sound, and heat into digital signals for processing electronic products. Mixed signal ICs are a vital component for applications in consumer electronics, automotive, communications, healthcare, security and surveillance, IoT, and industrial equipment. These ICs are widely adopted due to their dual capability of conversion of signals, i.e., analog into digital and digital into analog.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global mixed signal IC market to grow at a CAGR of 6.94% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global mixed signal IC market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from new installations of mixed signal ICs.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Mixed Signal IC Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global mixed signal IC market: NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, Broadcom, Renesas Electronics, and Silego Technology.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Analog devices, ARM Holdings, Cypress Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, Marvell Technology Group, Maxim Integrated, Silicon Laboratories, and STMicroelectronics.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increased spending on IoT. The IoT is a fastest emerging trend and is becoming an essential tool in product development. The IoT acts as a bridge between the physical and the virtual world by linking objects, information, and data and provides connectivity to anyone, anywhere, and at any time.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is increased demand for test and measurement instruments. Test and measurement instruments that convert physical reading into digital images or signal attach high significance to mixed signal ICs. Test and measurement instruments such as spectrum analyzers, digital oscilloscope, precision measurement, and weigh use mixed signal ICs. Mixed signal ICs allow manufacturers in the electronics industry to design high-precision components and devices, which are in high demand from OEMs.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is mixed signal design and verification complexities. Analog and mixed signal components usually include ADCs, analog comparators, operational amplifiers, filters, radio frequency (RF) modules, serializer/deserializer transceivers, voltage regulators, and voltage references. These components are significantly influenced by the surrounding environment such as power supply fluctuations and substrate noise effects. In mixed signal ICs, analog and digital blocks are integrated on the same substrate, which leads to a complex design process that requires extensive testing and verification.
NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, Broadcom, Renesas Electronics, and Silego Technology.Analog devices, ARM Holdings, Cypress Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, Marvell Technology Group, Maxim Integrated, Silicon Laboratories, and STMicroelectronics.
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