Video Line Driver

LT1206 is suitable for driving multiple video cables since it has 60MHz bandwidth, 250mA output current capability, and low output impedance. Please keep in mind about unterminated line effect when driving multiple cables. A reflected wave would propagate back to the driver an cause a crosstalk to other lines since the driver output is non zero impedance.


The schematic diagram  shows the LT1206 connected as a distribution amplifier.  To minimize the effect of reflection, each line is separately terminated.  Differential gain and phase performance are also  important and have been considered in the internal design  of the device, especially useful if  the signal is  video composite. Note that at 5MHz the output impedance of LT1206  is only 0.6W, much smaller than the terminating resistor separators. [Schematic diagram source: Linear Technology Application Notes]