4 Channel Analog Video Distribution Amplifier

4 Channel Analog Video Distribution Amplifier


The project presented here is a low-cost video distribution amplifier capable of driving up to four video lines. The amplifier is configured with a non-inverting gain of 2. The input video source is terminated in 75 Ohms and is applied to the high impedance non-inverting input. Each output line is connected to the op-amp’s output via 75 Ohms series back termination resistor for proper cable termination. The termination resistor at the other end of the lines divides the output signal by 2, which is compensated by the gain of 2 of the op-amp. The project is built using AD8010 op-amp which is optimized for this specific function of providing excellent video performance in driving multiple video loads in parallel. Significant power is saved and heat sinking is greatly simplified because of the ability of the AD8010 to obtain this performance when running on ±5 V supply. Circuit provides 46dB of output-to-output isolation at 5Mhz driving back terminated 75 Ohms cable. Ferrite beads and high-value ceramic capacitors are used on the power supply input to reduce the noise.

4 Channel Analog Video Distribution Amplifier – [Link]

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