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OSD-GPS+TM with GPS Carrier Board: On-screen composite video character and graphic overlay with GPS

$199.00 - $224.00

GPS Text Overlay Screenshot

Description:

OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board is an on-screen composite video overlay device that overlays GPS (Global Positioning System) latitude, longitude, heading (track), speed, altitude, date, and time onto any incoming NTSC or PAL composite video source such as a color video camera. In addition to displaying GPS information, the OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board can also display a user defined message as well as real-time distance and bearing to a user defined waypoint. The OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board produces a self-generated screen if no video input source is available. OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board includes a high precision internal GPS receiver and an external SMA GPS antenna connector.

 

 

 

 

Option
Description
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GPS Video Overlay
OSD-GPS+ with GPS Carrier Board
GPS Video Text Inserter
OSD-GPS+ with GPS Carrier Board and Internal GPS Antenna

Antenna Specs:
Dimensions: 0.7" L x 0.7" W x 0.2" H
Connector: Male SMA
Cable Length: 3.0”
Weight: 0.3 oz.
Input Voltage: 3.3 to 5.0 volts DC (20 ma max.)
Operating Temperature: -40C to +85C
GPS Video Overlay
OSD-GPS+ with GPS Carrier Board and Magnetic Mount GPS Antenna

Antenna Specs:
Dimensions: 1.7" L x 1.4" W x .5" H
Connector: Male SMA
Cable Length: 15 feet (~5 meters)
Weight: 3.6 oz.
Input Voltage: 3.3 to 5.0 volts DC (20 ma max.)
Operating Temperature: -40C to +85C

 

 
 

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 2.5" L x 2.5" W x .7" H
  • Weight: 1.1 oz. (with OSD-GPS+™ module installed)
  • RoHS compliant: Yes
  • Input voltage: 7.0 to 14.0 volts DC (200 ma max. without antenna)
  • Operating temperature: -40C to +85C (extended temperature range standard)
  • Video format: Composite video
  • Video level: 1 volt peak to peak
  • Video impedance: Input 75 ohm, output 75 ohm resistively terminated
  • Speed format: MPH, KPH, and knots
  • Altitude format: Feet and meters
  • Heading (track) format: Compass cardinal points (e.g. NW) and degrees
  • Time format: UTC with user time zone adjustment
  • Date format: mm/dd/yy and dd/mm/yy
  • User custom message length: 10 characters

Internal GPS Receiver Specifications:

  • Receiver: L1 C/A code, 65-channel
  • Position Accuracy: 2.5 meters CEP
  • Velocity Accuracy: 0.1 meters/sec
  • Time Accuracy: 300ns
  • Startup Time: 29 second warm/cold start under open sky (average)
  • Sensitivity: -161dBm tracking
  • Update Rate: 1, 2, 4, 5 Hz (1 Hz default)
  • Dynamics: 4G (39.2m/sec2)
  • Operational Limits: Altitude < 18,000 meters and velocity < 515 meters/sec (simultaneously)
  • External Antenna: Active, 3.3 or 5.0 Volts DC with gain up to 30dB and noise figure less than 2db

 

Connecting Solder Pads:

 

Solder Pads: +12VDC (J1)

Pad

Description

+12VDC

7.0 to 14.0 volts DC input

GND

Ground

 

Solder Pads: VIDEO IN (J3)

Pad

Description

VIDEO IN

Video Input

GND

Ground

 

Solder Pads: VIDEO OUT (J4)

Pad

Description

VIDEO Output

Video Output

GND

Ground

 

Solder Pads: Parallel Buttons (P1)

Note: P1 solder pad block is wired in parallel to the MENU, UP, DOWN, and ENTER buttons

 

Dip Switch Configuration:

OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board comes configured for NTSC video format and a 1 Hz (once per second) GPS update rate. Reconfigure these settings using the onboard DIP switches.

 

DIP #

Description

1&2

GPS Update Rate:
      DIP 1     DIP 2     Update
      OFF       OFF        1 Hz
      OFF       ON         2 Hz
      ON        OFF        4 Hz
      ON        ON         5 Hz

3

NTSC or PAL video format         
       OFF = NTSC
       ON = PAL

4

Firmware flash update
       OFF = Normal operation
       ON = Firmware flash mode

Note: DIP switch inputs are only checked during power-up. 

On-Screen Menu Configuration:

At any time press the "MENU" button to enter the on-screen menu configuration. The "UP", "DOWN", and "ENTER" buttons move the cursor and change the settings. All configuration information is stored in non-volatile memory so information is retained even with loss of power to OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board.

 

Main Menu:

Menu Option

Action / Setting

Enable GPS Overlay

  • ON - Display the overlay text
  • OFF - Pass video through without displaying the overlay text

Display Options Menu...

Display the Options Menu

Field Formatting Menu...

Display the Field Formatting Menu

GPS Diagnostics...

Display raw GPS NMEA sentences

Save Changes and Exit

Save changes and exit the Main Menu

Discard Changes and Exit

Discard changes and exit the Main Menu

 

Display Options Menu:

Menu Option

Action / Setting

Screen Layout

Select an on-screen GPS field layout format

  • Standard - Fields are displayed on the top and bottom of the screen
  • Top - Fields are displayed on the top of the screen
  • Bottom - Fields are displayed on the bottom of the screen
  • Left - Fields are displayed on the left side of the screen
  • Right - Fields are displayed on the right side of the screen

Backgnd Frame

  • ON - Draw a background frame behind the overlay text
  • OFF - Do not draw a background frame behind the overlay text

Show Status

  • ON - Display the GPS receiver status on-screen
  • OFF - Do not display the GPS receiver status on-screen

Show Altitude

  • ON - Display altitude on-screen
  • OFF - Do not display altitude on-screen

Show Ranging

  • ON - Display distance and bearing to waypoint on-screen
  • OFF - Do not display distance and bearing to waypoint on-screen

Show User Msg

  • ON - Display the user defined message on-screen
  • OFF - Do not display the user defined message on-screen

User Message

Enter an optional 10 character on-screen message

  • MENU button to decrement cursor position
  • ENTER button to increment cursor position
  • UP / DOWN buttons to cycle through characters

Main Menu

Return to Main Menu

 

Field Formatting Menu:

Menu Option

Action / Setting

Altitude

  • Meters
  • Feet

Speed

  • Knots
  • KPH
  • MPH

Heading

  • Degrees (e.g. 90)
  • Compass (e.g. NW)

Ranging

  • Meters
  • Feet

Date

  • mm-dd-yy
  • dd-mm-yy

UTC Offset

Time offset from UTC (-12 through +12) e.g. -5 is EDT

  • ENTER button to increment value

Main Menu

Return to Main Menu

 

Operation:

After power is applied OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board performs the following operations:

  1. Establish communications with the internal GPS receiver
  2. Wait for the GPS receiver fix with a minimum of 4 satellites
  3. Update the on-screen fields after each valid NMEA GPRMC and GPGGA sentence is received from the internal GPS receiver
  4. Check for “MENU”, “UP”, and “DOWN” button presses

At any time press the "MENU" button to enter the on-screen menu configuration. 

 

Status Icon:

If the “Show Status” option is enabled (by default) the following icons may appear:

 

Icon

Status

No or invalid communications with the internal GPS receiver

The internal GPS receiver does not have a satellite fix

 

“GPS FIX” LED:

The “GPS FIX” LED illuminates when the internal GPS receiver has a fix with a minimum of 4 satellites.  A GPS fix is required for on-screen GPS information to update. 

 

Distance and Bearing to Waypoint:
If the “Show Ranging” option is enabled then distance and bearing information from the current location to the user defined waypoint is displayed in real-time.

At any time while there is a GPS fix press the “UP” button to set the current location as the waypoint.  Pressing the “DOWN” button will clear the waypoint.  It is not necessary to clear the waypoint before setting it again.

 

Trouble Shooting Tips:

Problem

Solution

Green Power LED will not illuminate OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board will not turn on

  • Verify power supply output (7.0 to 14 volts DC)
  • Verify polarity of supply to OSD-GPS+™ with GPS Carrier Board

Blinking Clock icon

  • No valid communications with the internal GPS receiver
  • Verify no local RF interference

Blinking Satellite Dish icon
Yellow "GPS FIX" LED off
No GPS information on-screen
or fields do not update

  • The internal GPS receiver does not have a satellite fix
  • Verify external GPS antenna attached
  • Verify a clear view to the sky
  • If using an external video transmitter then increase antenna distance from GPS antenna
  • Wait up to 4 minutes for initial GPS receiver fix

On-screen text is difficult to read

  • Verify that the OSD-GPS+™ with GPS
    Carrier Board "VIDEO IN" has a noise free
    video signal
  • Enable the Background Frame in the Display Options Menu

 

Warranty & Service:

If the product fails to perform as described in our product description or specification, within 1 year from the date of shipment to the buyer, we will repair or replace the product and/or accessories originally supplied. Failure due to improper installation, misuse, abuse or accident is not covered by this warranty. Incidental and consequential damages are not covered by this warranty. The buyer must first obtain a Return Material Authorization number by calling (248) 588-4400, or send email to support@icircuits.com. Ship the defective product (with RMA number) to Intuitive Circuits, 3928 Wardlow Ct., Troy, MI 48083, freight prepaid.

 

 

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