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Trends in Digital Power Conversion AC-DC Power Supplies and DC-DC Modules: Worldwide Forecasts, Market Drivers & Commercial Developments - Fifth Edition

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Trends in Digital Power Conversion AC-DC Power Supplies and DC-DC Modules: Worldwide Forecasts, Market Drivers & Commercial Developments - Fifth Edition
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The Digital Power Conversion market will experience substantial growth over the next several years as users demand more advanced features and functions in their products. This growth will be led by a surge in 2014 and settle down into a pattern of rapid growth for the next five years. Driven by growth across a number of sectors including communications, computers, solid-state lighting and a growing smart grid and energy management sector, the combined external ac-dc, embedded ac-dc and dc-dc converter modules markets will reach nearly $10 billion dollars in 2019.

The value of digital power has always been the functions it can provide, and that functionality has become more defined and focused over the past several years as users demand a number of specific features and operations such as auto-compensation, PMBus capabilities, loop control, monitoring and reporting, parameter setting, OTP memory capability, etc. Although these features and functions vary by industry, there are a number of common requirements identified. Among these, auto-compensation was cited as one of the of the more desired features of digital power as it eliminates a substantial burden from the power supply design and results in a more robust power supply for the life of the power supply.

Applications have already been identified that favor digital control, and products have been developed that meet those requirements or offer certain features that are critical to updated system designs. These are the so-called "legacy" applications for digital power management and control. They are large markets that will keep the traditional distributed power architectures in use for many years, with many of them incorporating digital control at some level. In contrast, new power architectures identified in this report incorporate digital power right from the beginning, and that makes them different from the legacy architectures.

Based on these trends, Darnell Group has identified the current "best" markets for digital power. Some have emerged from the slow-but-inevitable march toward a "Smart Grid"; others come from standards and the demand for increased energy efficiency.

The further adoption of digital power technology to smart grid and other energy measurement/management applications presents a host of opportunities. In fact, these applications face implementation challenges that are both business- and technology-related. For example, digital control of power allows reductions of power consumption of the installed equipment base and, at the same time, offers telemetry and the ability to monitor, control and alert to tampering and energy theft, and respond to tampering in various ways. As a result, robust telemetry, monitoring and anti-tampering capabilities, along with securing the grid, are all critical.

The adoption of digital power technology will play an especially important role in the dc-dc converter module market, with applications ranging from information and communications technology (ICT) to portable applications and electronic devices. Although the dc-dc converter module segment will maintain a smaller unit market than either the embedded ac-dc or external ac-dc market, it will record the highest degree of digital penetration among its applications throughout the forecast period. It is also projected to grow three and a half times as fast as the overall dc-dc converter module unit market.

Combined, the communications and computer segments are projected to make up about 85.0% of the overall digital dc-dc converter module unit market over the forecast period. Both of these segments will benefit from the growing trend towards digital power management and control. In fact, both of these areas are considered early digital power adopters, as applications in each segment such as telecom and servers both draw lots of power and feature sophisticated and/or complicated power management structures.

Traditionally, external ac-dc power supplies have not been considered the "best" market for digital power management and control. Composed of adapters and battery chargers primarily for portable devices, they are not part of the high-end, distributed power systems, which are better suited to digital control. However, due to the sheer size of overall of the external ac-dc power supply market it is an attractive opportunity for digital power supply manufacturers and will result in the largest unit market over the forecast period.

Drivers for digitally controlled external ac-dc power supplies are coming primarily from standards and regulations mandating stricter power supply requirements. With the emphasis on increased energy efficiency, manufacturers have the flexibility to offer power adapters that can communicate changes in power requirements, such as higher or lower voltage, or to shut off completely when not in use.

Digital power management and control has also made substantial progress in embedded ac-dc power supplies over the past several years, especially in the area of solid-state lighting. Early digital products were focused primarily in the area of semiconductors, however, the technology has evolved and more companies are now actively introducing power supply products that incorporate digital power management and control solutions. Digital power is also more efficient in applications featuring PFC and in applications that require voltage and current profiling which are better implemented in digital rather than analog. Used primarily in higher-end applications, digital power has created a number of new design considerations in this area.

Although both the external and embedded ac-dc power supply markets have much lower digital penetration rates throughout the forecast period, the sheer unit size of both of these markets result in their maintaining the largest unit and dollar markets by the end of the forecast period. In fact, the year-to-year dollar growth rates for both external and embedded ac-dc markets will be much higher than the dc-dc converter module market over the entire forecast period. In addition, both the digital external and embedded units markets will each grow over four times faster than their respective overall power supply markets.

Over 35 tables and graphs are presented in this report covering the external ac-dc power supply market (divided into six sub-categories), the embedded ac-dc power supply market (divided into eight sub-categories) and the dc-dc converter module power supply market (divided into six sub-categories). The report only looks at the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. The focus of this comprehensive analysis will be to provide decision makers with a detailed and insightful look at the current and future opportunities available in the digital power supply market.

Topics covered include:

Emerging Trends and Developments
Digital Power Overview
Factors Driving Digital Demand in Power Supplies
Worldwide Digital Power Forecasts
Application Trends
DC-DC Digital Converter Module Power Supply Forecasts
External Digital AC DC Power Supply Forecasts
Embedded Digital AC-DC Power Supply Forecasts
Competitive Environment

Introduction 7
Emerging Trends and Developments 9
Digital Power Overview 9
Factors Driving Digital Demand in Power Supplies 9
Evolving Power Architectures 18
Classic Distributed Power Architecture 18
Intermediate Bus Architecture (IBA) 21
Centralized Control Architecture (CCA) 23
Dynamic Bus Architecture 26
Spot Powering/Other 30

Potential Areas of Digital Application 30
Power and Energy Management: Accuracy Requirements 30
Multi-Phase Solutions 31
MircoTCA Power Modules 33
Distributed Power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) Products 34
Power Factor Correction (PFC) 35

Smart Grid 37
Utility Demand Response 37
Metering 38
Home Automation 39

Worldwide Digital Power Forecasts 39
Application Trends 39

DC-DC Digital Converter Module Power Supply Forecasts 45
Overview 45
Communications 47
Computers 52
Industrial 55
Medical 57
Military/Aerospace 59
Isolated vs. Non-Isolated DC-DC Converter Modules 59

External Digital AC DC Power Supply Forecasts 63
Overview 63
Communications 68
Computers 71
Consumer 72
Portable Medical 75
Building/Lighting 76
Portable Military 77

Embedded Digital AC-DC Power Supply Forecasts 77
Overview 77
Communications 84
Computers 84
Industrial 84
Solid State Lighting 87
Medical 90
Military/Aerospace 91
Consumer 92
Smart Grid 93

Competitive Environment 95
Artesyn Embedded Technologies 95
Analog Devices 96
Cirrus Logic. 97
Cosel USA 97
CUI Inc. 98
Delta Electronics. 99
Emerson Network Power 100
Ericsson Power Modules 101
Exar Corp. 102
Freescale Semiconductor 102
GE Energy/Lineage Power 103
Green Plug 104
Infineon/Primarion 104
International Rectifier/ChiL Semiconductor 105
Intersil/Zilker 106
iWatt 107
Maxim Integrated Products 107
Micrel Inc. 108
Power-One. 109
Powervation Ltd. 110
Renesas Electronics 111
ROAL Electronics 111
Super Micro Computer Inc. 112
TDK-Lambda 113
Texas Instruments 114
ZMDI 115

Appendix A DC-DC Converter Module Power Supply Industry Defined 116
Appendix B External AC-DC Power Supply Industry Defined 118
Appendix C Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Industry Defined 120
Appendix D PMBus Implementers Forum Members 123

TABLES

Table 1 – Worldwide Digital Power Supply Market by Product (millions of units) 40
Table 2 – Worldwide Digital Power Supply Market by Product (millions of dollars) 45
Table 3 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market by Application (millions of units) 48
Table 4 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market by Application (millions of dollars) 49
Table 5 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market by Application ($/unit) 51
Table 6 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market Isolated vs. Non-Isolated (millions of units) 60
Table 7 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market Isolated vs. Non-Isolated (millions of dollars) 60
Table 8 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market by Isolated vs. Non-Isolated ($/unit) 63
Table 9 – Worldwide Digital External AC-DC Market by Application (millions of units) 65
Table 10 – Worldwide Digital External AC-DC Market by Application (millions of dollars) 67
Table 11 – Worldwide Digital External AC-DC Market by Application ($/unit) 73
Table 12A – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Market by Application (millions of units) 79
Table 12B – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Market by Application (millions of units) 80
Table 13A – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Market by Application (millions of dollars) 82
Table 13B – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Market by Application (millions of dollars) 83
Table 14A – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Market by Application ($/unit) 85
Table 14B – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Market by Application ($/unit) 86

FIGURES

Figure 1 – Classic Distributed Power Architecture 19
Figure 2 – Intermediate Bus Architecture 20
Figure 3– Centralized Control Architecture 26
Figure 4 – Dynamic Bus Architecture 28
Figure 5 – Worldwide Digital Power Supply Market Year-to-Year Growth Rates (dollars) 41
Figure 6 – Worldwide Digital Power Supply Unit Market Share by Product (2014-2019) 42
Figure 7 – Worldwide Digital Power Supply Dollar Market Share by Product (2014-2019) 43
Figure 8 – Worldwide Digital Power Supply Market Digital Penetration Rate by Product Unit Market (2014-2019) 44
Figure 9 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market vs Overall DC-DC Module market (millions of units) 46
Figure 10 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market Unit Market Share by Application (2014-2019) 53
Figure 11 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market Dollar Market Share by Application (2014-2019) 54
Figure 12 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market by Application (millions of units) 56
Figure 13 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market by Application (millions of dollars) 58
Figure 14 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market Isolated vs. Non-Isolated (millions of units) 61
Figure 15 – Worldwide Digital DC-DC Module Market Isolated vs. Non-Isolated (millions of dollars) 62
Figure 16 – Worldwide Digital External AC-DC Power Supply Market vs Overall External AC-DC Power Supply market (millions of units) 64

Figure 17 – Worldwide Digital External AC-DC Power Supply Unit Market Share by Application (2014-2019) 69
Figure 18 – Worldwide Digital External AC-DC Power Supply Dollar Market Share by Application (2014-2019) 70
Figure 19 – Worldwide Digital External AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (millions of units) 74
Figure 20 – Worldwide Digital External AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (millions of dollars) 76
Figure 21 – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market vs Overall Embedded AC-DC Power Supply market (millions of units) 78
Figure 22 – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Unit Market Share by Application (2014-2019) 88
Figure 23 – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Dollar Market Share by Application (2014-2019) 89
Figure 24 – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (millions of units) 92
Figure 25 – Worldwide Digital Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (millions of dollars) 93

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