OSD-GPS+ with Carrier Board
OSD-GPS+ with Carrier Board

OSD-GPS+ with Carrier Board

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$129.00
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$129.00
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OSD-GPS+ 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, OSD-GPS+ can also display a user defined message as well as real-time distance and bearing to a user defined waypoint.

OSD-GPS+ produces a self-generated screen if no video input source is available. All NMEA 0183 compatible GPS receivers are supported.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 2.5" L x 2.5” W x .7" H
  • Weight: 0.9 oz. (with OSD-GPS+ module installed)
  • RoHS compliant: Yes
  • Input voltage: 7.0 to 14.0 volts DC (150 ma max.)
  • 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
  • GPS input: NMEA 0183. 4,800 - 38,400 baud. GPRMC and GPGGA sentences.
  • 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

Connecting Solder Pads:

Solder Pads: +12VDC (J1)
Pad Description
+12VDC 7.0 to 14.0 volts DC input
GND Ground

 

Solder Pads: SERIAL (J2)
Pad Description
OUT Not Used
GND Attaches to GPS receiver serial ground For male DB-9 hookup attach to pin 5
IN Attaches to GPS receiver serial output
For male DB-9 hookup attach to pin 2

 

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+ comes configured for NTSC video format and 4,800 baud GPS operation. Reconfigure these settings using the onboard dip switches. 

DIP # Description
1&2 GPS RS-232 Baud Rate:      
     DIP 1     DIP 2     Baud      
     OFF       OFF        4,800      
     OFF       ON         9,600      
     ON        OFF       19,200      
     ON        ON        38,400
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+.

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
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+ performs the following operations:
  1. Establish communications with the attached 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 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 attached GPS receiver
The attached GPS receiver does not have a satellite fix
 
“GPS FIX” LED:
The “GPS FIX” LED illuminates when the attached 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+ will not turn on
  • Verify power supply output (7.0 to 14 volts DC)
  • Verify polarity of supply to OSD-GPS+
Blinking Clock icon No GPS information on-screen or fields do not update
  • No valid communications with the attached GPS receiver
  • Verify GPS receiver is connected properly and has been configured to send NMEA 0183 data at the selected baud rate (4800 default)
Blinking Satellite Dish icon Yellow “GPS FIX” LED off No GPS information on-screen or fields do not update
  • The attached GPS receiver does not have a satellite fix but is communicating properly with OSD-GPS+
  • Verify a clear view to the sky
  • Wait up to 10 minutes for initial GPS receiver fix
On-screen text is difficult to read
  • Verify that the OSD-GPS+ “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.