AGC (Automatic Gain Control) is used in Recievers mainly to stablize output level of the recieved signal. there are some types of AGC such as Normal AVC and delayed AVC.. Normal AVC just apply a function that have shape like Vo=(1-exp(-AVin)) i.e. this function will cause small signals to be aggressively enlarded whil large signals are less enlarged.. wherease delayed AGC enalrges all signals smaller than certain level with constant gain and work as normal AGC for signal higher than this limit.
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biff44 said:The Bell Labs technical term that is generally used in the US is "delayed AGC", not keyed AGC