To : ATV@WW
By G8MNY (CQTV 1993, new to packet Feb 06)
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For battery use, or merely power saving in a complex vision switchers, this
circuit was development from the standard 2 transistor (25mA) design, many
existing circuits can be modified to this arrangement.
The push-pull output means a more complex design, but it enables quite
substantial reductions in power (heat) consumption (about 5 times).
1. Very low current drawn, just 4mA, better than some Chips?
2. Push pull output stage.
3. High Input Z >10kê
4. Correctly matched Output Z, to 75ê
5. Low amplitude distortion, & low phase error.
6. Vision clamp, irons out poor LF response & hum
7. Vision clamp, stops sync crushing in amp.
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³ ³ R8 ³ (no HUM!)
R3 R5 ³ ³
³ ³ ³/e +³C6
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High Z C1 ³ ³/ C4³+ R6 ³\ ³
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Input ³ ³ _³_ ³\e ÀÄÂÄÙ ÃÄR10Ä)ÄÄ´ÃÄ(o Video
³ ³ /_\D1 ÃÄÄÄÂÄÄÄ)ÄÄR7ÄÄ´ ³ C5 ³ Output
R1 ÃÄÄÄ´ ³ ³ ³ ³/ ³ ³
³ ³ ³ ³ C3³ ÀÄÄÄÄ´ TR3 ³ ³
Optional³ ³ ===C2 ³ === ³\e ³ ³
Term / R2 ³ R4 ³ ³ ³ ³
³ ³ ³ ³ ³ R9 ³ ³
Type\No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R 75ê 33k 100k 2k7 2k7 220k 3k3 10ê 10ê 39ê
C u2 u1 22p 10u 470u 47u
Tr BC109 BC212 BC107
HOW IT WORKS
C1-2, D1, & R2-3 form the input biasing clamp, this maintains the input voltage
at 3V, so with a gain of 2x, the output voltage will always be around 6V.
TR1-2, & R5 make up the standard non inverting amplifier with the gain being
set by (R4+R7)/R4. However R8 provides extra current negative feed back on the
TR2 emitter, which reduces the loop gain slightly, but greatly improves
linearity. This consiquently enables the more linear driving voltage in T2 base
to be suitable to feed (via C4) a complementary output components TR3 & R9. TR3
provides the light DC quescent load of 3mA, from the low base current through
The HF trim is set up by C3 at a value of 22pF (try a preset if you like). This
results in no phase error (lead/lag on Vectorscope) through the amplifier. With
faster transistors, a reduced value for C3 may be required for perfect colour
To give 75ê output Z, R10 has to be lower than the frequently encounterd 68ê,
this is due to the slighty high output impedance created by the loop gain being
lowered by the linearizing effects of R8 & R9. This limits the usefulness of
this circuit for multiple outputs.
The power supply must clean, as any ripple present will be fed into the TR3
Why Don't U send an interesting Bul?
73 de John G8MNY @ GB7CIP