Video-Signal Conditioners with AGC and Back-Porch Clamp

Industry's First Video Signal Conditioners with AGC and Back-Porch Clamp-to-GND

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The MAX7450/MAX7451/MAX7452 complete front-end video-signal conditioners are designed to improve the quality of standard-definition video signals. The devices restore the DC level of the video input, correct for amplitude errors up to ±6dB, detect fault conditions, and filter out-of-band noise. The MAX7450/MAX7451/MAX7452 optimize the signal quality for further video processing through a crosspoint switch or video decoder (ADC). Each device integrates an input video clamp, automatic gain control (AGC), loss-of-sync (LOS) detector, and an out-of-band noise/lowpass filter. These devices also incorporate a user-selectable buffer gain (0 or +6dB) and an AGC-disable function.

The MAX7450 and MAX7451 operate from dual power supplies of ±5V or ±3.3V respectively, and they restore the video blanking level to GND. The MAX7452 operates from a single +5V supply and features a user-adjustable clamp level.

The devices are available in an 8-pin SO package with an exposed pad and are specified for operation over the extended (-40°C to +85°C) temperature range.
MAX7450, MAX7451, MAX7452: Pin Configuration MAX7450, MAX7451, MAX7452: Pin Configuration Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Back-Porch Clamp to GND (MAX7450/MAX7451)
  • Adjustable Back-Porch Clamp (MAX7452)
  • Automatic Gain Control (±6dB Range) Normalizes Signals to Standard Video Level
  • Input Fault Detection with LOS Output
  • Inherent 50Hz/60Hz Input Rejection of 60dB
  • Single-Supply Operation: MAX7452 (+5V)
  • Out-of-Band Noise Filter
  • Output Buffer Drives Standard 150Ω Video Load with 0dB or +6dB Gain
  • Dual-Supply Operation
    • MAX7450 (±5V)
    • MAX7451 (±3.3V)
  • Tiny 8-Pin SO Package


  • Security Video Systems
  • Signal Conditioner for Standard-Definition
  • Video Inputs
  • Video Routing and Switching Systems
Product Reliability Reports: MAX7450.pdf 
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Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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