Astable Multivibrator Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Astable Multivibrator Market Research Report: By Type (Collector-Coupled Astable Multivibrator, Emitter-Coupled Astable Multivibrator), by Application (Oscillator, Morse Code Generators, Pulse Position Modulator, Amateur Radio Equipment, Timers RFID system, FSK generator, Others) and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Central and South America) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/6995-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 111 pages

Astable Multivibrator: Market Synopsis


The global astable multivibrator market is expected to grow from USD 1.27 Billion in 2018 to USD 2.0 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period


Astable multivibrators find applications primarily in communication systems as waveform generators. These devices are used to implement a variety of simple two-state systems such as oscillators, timers, and flip-flops. It is most commonly used in relaxation oscillators as they produce a constant square wave output waveform; they are also widely used due to their simplicity, reliability, and ease of construction. Astable multivibrators have an automatic built-in triggering system which switches continuously between its two unstable states: SET and RESET. These devices are made of two amplifying stages that are connected in a positive feedback loop using two resistive-capacitive coupling networks. The elements used for amplification may be junction field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors, vacuum tubes, operational amplifiers or any other type of amplifier. They are essentially used in a wide variety of systems where a timed interval or a square wave is required. The output is a continuous square/rectangular wave with the properties depending on values of external resistors and capacitors. These multivibrators keep changing between one stable state to another. This permits them to power themselves and achieve work at a constant rate irrespective of any impact from any external forces or actions. The adoption of astable multivibrator in communication systems is one of the factors driving the growth of this market. Also, these multivibrators incur low cost of production and are easy to design, which is fuelling the growth of this market. However, these multivibrators do not transfer the whole output (o/p) signal to the input (i/p). This is due to resistance in the circuit, the nonexistence of a totally closed loop at the o/p terminals, and the leaning of one transistor/capacitor to absorb energy at a somewhat different rate than the other. Although the amplifier restores the lost energy when it amplifies the signal, the signal will finally be too small in magnitude to be of any use. These factors are negatively impacting the adoption and growth of this market.


Astable multivibrators are the type of multivibrators in which the output continuously oscillates between two permissible states, producing square-wave at their output and are regarded to be free-running in nature. Further, these multivibrators do not require any kind of external triggering, except the DC supply, due to which they fall under the category of relaxation oscillators. The time period of these states depends upon the time constants of the components used. Integrated circuits such as operational amplifiers or logic circuits allow the design of astable circuits to be both very simple and high performing. The operation of these circuits requires very few external passive components including few resistances and capacitors. Moreover, the developments in electronics have encouraged the marketing of specialized astable circuits.


Astable Multivibrator: Market Segmentation


Global astable multivibrator market has been segmented based on type, application, and region.


On the basis of type, the market has been segmented into collector-coupled astable multivibrator and emitter-coupled astable multivibrator.


Based on application, the market has been segmented into oscillator, morse code generators, pulse position modulator, amateur radio equipment, timers, RFID system, FSK generator, and others.


Global astable multivibrator indusry, by region, has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Central and South America.


Astable Multivibrator Market Regional Analysis


Global astable multivibrator market is projected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period from 2019 to 2025. The geographic analysis for global market has been done for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Central and South America.


North America accounts for the largest market share owing to the presence of major key players in this region. North America is also considered to be one of the early adopters of emerging technologies. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region owing to the growing number of semiconductors and electronics industries. The Middle East and Africa region is also expected to show significant growth during the forecast period.


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Source: MRFR Analysis


Astable Multivibrator Market Competitive Analysis


The number of companies active in this market is less. Therefore, the competition between the existing companies is moderate. They compete on the basis of power consumption and a number of components used. These companies are focusing on enhancing their solutions to stay competitive in the market.


Astable Multivibrator: Market Key Players


The key players of astable multivibrator market are ON Semiconductor (US), NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands), TEXAS Instruments (US), Microchip Technology (US), Nexperia (Netherlands), STMicroelectronics (Switzerland), Fairchild Semiconductor (US), Toshiba (Japan), Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), and Visionics Sweden HB (Sweden)


Intended Audience



  • Technology Providers

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers

  • Equipment distributors and suppliers

  • Technology standards organizations

  • Technology investors

  • System Integrators

  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The global astable multivibrator market witnessed revenue generation for USD 1.27billion in 2018 and is poised to register USD 2 billion at a CAGR of 7% over the review period (2020-2027).

The increasing demand for astable multivibrator from in communication systems is creating opportunities for market players.

The North America region holds the largest share of the market across the globe, followed by Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The U.S. and Canada are contributing substantially towards the North America market share.

The global astable multivibrator market is analyzed on the basis of type and application, wherein the numerous applications of the product is expected to contribute substantially towards the market growth.

Some of the market players ON Semiconductor (US), NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands), TEXAS Instruments (US), Microchip Technology (US), among others are likely to drive the market growth.