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voltage regulator

[′vōl·tij ‚reg·yə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
A device that maintains the terminal voltage of a generator or other voltage source within required limits despite variations in input voltage or load. Also known as automatic voltage regulator; voltage stabilizer.

voltage regulator

An automatic electric control device whose output provides a constant voltage supply, even though the line voltage at its input may vary.

voltage regulator

An electronic circuit used to maintain a level amount of voltage in an electrical line. It eliminates power surges, spikes and brownouts, which can cause harm to sensitive electronics. A voltage regulator "module" (VRM) is a voltage regulator in a replaceable unit.

Voltage Regulators and Stabilizers
Regulators and stabilizers do the same thing. However, voltage regulators generally deal with output from DC power sources, whereas voltage stabilizers and conditioners typically maintain AC line voltage. See surge suppression and UPS.
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The report concentrates its focus on the global distribution voltage regulator market.
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This comprehensive expansion of our LDO voltage regulator portfolio underlines ON Semiconductor's considerable expertise and market leadership in this area," said Mike Paquette, director of ON Semiconductor's regulation business unit.
The analysts forecast the Global Voltage Regulator market will grow at a CAGR of 11.
The Surge Guard([R]) Voltage Regulators are intended for use with RVs to provide a reliable source of power when experiencing low RV park input voltage.
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With the advent of designs using insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) switches, microprocessors and other electronic designs, the voltage regulator market expects steady growth.