Limiter Diodes Market Overview
Limiter diodes sales is expected to grow at a steady CAGR of 8% - 10% during 2021-2031. The diode limiter aka clipper, is used to minimize the input voltage. Depending upon the circuit configuration and bias, the circuit may clip or eliminate all or part of an input waveform. A basic limiter diode circuit consists of a resistor and a diode.
It helps to reduce the output voltage to a specific value. These devices keep the current flowing through them unchanged when the voltage changes. These features are expected to boost the sales for limiter diodes during the forecast period.
What is Driving Demand for Limiter Diodes?
Major elements driving the demand for limiter diodes is its high usage in communication systems as clippers, limiters, gates, clampers, computer systems as logic gates, television systems as phase detectors, radar circuits as gain control circuits, parameter amplifiers, and in power supply systems as inverters and rectifiers.
Moreover, the introduction of high linearity, low threshold, and dual pin limiter diode for cellular infrastructure, 5G and military applications is estimated to strongly augment the growth of limiter diodes market in the coming years.
Developed for repeater and wireless backhaul equipment, cellular infrastructure base station, the limiter diode can also be used in a wide range of wireless systems, such as S-Band radar, GPS, VSAT, jammers, military communications, automotive, Wi-Fi, and test instruments, thereby further adding momentum to the market growth.
Rising Radio Frequency Applications to Propel the Demand for Limiter Diodes
Limiter diodes have been increasingly used in the radio frequency (RF) front-end in a range of wireless communication systems, such as microwave radio communications and cellular infrastructure (including 5G). The development of modern RF receivers requires a high-performance diode limiter that can operate in a wide bandwidth and at a high-input power level with easy integration, low cost, and compactness.
A diode limiter allows the RF signals below a certain threshold to pass through to avoid the damage of sensitive receiver components, but weakens the larger signals exceeding the threshold. Hence, the growing R&D for highly efficient limiter diodes is anticipated to fuel its demand in the near future.
Moreover, due to the widespread use of wireless and radar communication systems, development of high-power microwave weapons, and advancement of power pulse technology, the complications related to operations of several electronic information systems in electromagnetic environments are significantly increasing.
Therefore, positive-intrinsic-negative (PIN) diodes are majorly adopted as limiters in radio frequency receiver systems and communication front-ends, to protect sensitive components from damage due to external high-power microwave pulses.
US & Canada Demand Outlook for Limiter Diodes
The US limiter diode production is currently being driven by several factors. A surge in R&D investments, predominantly in the defense & military sector, has amplified the demand for limiter diode in the country. At present, vendors in the defense industry are primarily focusing on product enhancement and speeding up their R&D process.
Moreover, while the defense sector in North America is expected to remain stable even in the pandemic’s disruption, the aerospace & aviation industry, especially commercial aerospace, is expected to face short term challenges. Although, long-term growth prospects for the defense & aerospace industry remains strong. Thus, to build scale and capture greater value, aerospace & defense companies could pursue merger and acquisition opportunities.
Also, the technological developments in space sector, such as hypersonics, advanced air mobility, hydrogen-powered aircraft, and electric propulsion are projected to fuel the limiter diodes product sales.
Asia Pacific Limiter Diodes Outlook
The limiter diodes sales in Asia Pacific is projected to register high CAGR growth owing to advancements in the next-generation communication technologies in various countries of the region. Also, the rising adoption of limiter diodes in various applications across defense and aerospace industries in developing economies such as China, India, and South Korea is estimated to flourish the demand growth for limiter diodes.
Furthermore, long-term contracts with business partners are likely to increase revenue and new innovation strategies, which enables limiter diodes manufacturers to target the emerging markets in Asia Pacific region.
Who are the Key Limiter Diodes Vendors?
Some of the leading vendors include
- New Japan Radio
- Keysight Technologies
- Skyworks Solutions
- Linwave Technology
- API Technologies
- Microchip Technology
- MACOM Technology Solutions
- Kaytronics, and others.
These manufacturers have adopted several growth strategies, to expand their customer base globally and at regional level. Also, they are spending millions of dollars into product R&D to fulfill the unmet needs of the end-use industries for limiter diode applications.
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Key Segments of Limiter Diodes Market
- S – Band Limiter Diodes
- X – Band Limiter Diodes
- Aerospace & Aviation
- Defense & Military
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Rest of Europe
- East Asia
- South Korea
- South Asia & Pacific
- Australia & New Zealand
- Rest of South Asia & Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa