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OSD-ID+™ is a single channel, standalone static character and graphic composite video overlay circuit.  This user programmable device can display up to 30 columns by 12 rows (NTSC) or 15 rows (PAL) of text and imported graphics such as logos directly onto an incoming composite video source.  If no video input source is available then OSD-ID+™ overlays text and graphics onto a self-generated background screen.  The overlay can be configured to always display, appear on a configurable timer (e.g. every 10 minutes for 30 seconds), or appear on an external button press.
Included with OSD-ID+™ is font editing software. OSD-ID+™ firmware upgrades are supported via a PC connection.


  • Dimensions: 2.5" L x 2.5” W x .7" H
  • Weight: 0.9 oz.
  • RoHS compliant: Yes
  • Input voltage: 7.0 to 14.0 volts DC (150 ma max.)
  • Operating temperature: -40C to +85C (extended temperature range standard)
  • Text area: 30 columns by 13 rows (NTSC) or 16 rows (PAL)                Due to monitor over-scan a minimum of 26 columns and 12 rows (NTSC) or 15 rows (PAL) are visible
  • Character set: 256 definable characters. 12 x 18 pixels per character.  Black, white, and transparent color.
  • Character attributes: Blinking, inverted, and background frame
  • Graphic sprite max size:  27,648 pixels (e.g. 162 x 162 pixels)
  • Video format: Composite video
  • Video level: 1 volt peak to peak
  • Video impedance: Input 75 ohm, output 75 ohm resistively terminated



Solder Pads:

Connecting Solder Pads:
Solder Pads: +12VDC (J1)
Pad Description
+12VDC 7.0 to 14.0 volts DC input
GND Ground
Solder Pads: SERIAL (J2) – Only required for font and sprite updates
OUT OSD-ID+™ serial output
(PC hookup attach to female DB-9 pin 2)
GND Ground
(PC hookup attach to female DB-9 pin 5)
IN OSD-ID+™ serial input
(PC hookup attach to female DB-9 pin 3)
Solder Pads: VIDEO IN (J3)
VIDEO IN Video Input (optional)
GND Ground
Solder Pads: VIDEO OUT (J4)
VIDEO OUT Video Output
GND Ground
Solder Pads: External Buttons (P1)
Note: P1 solder pad block is wired in parallel to the Up, Down, Left, and Right buttons

Dip Switch Configuration:

OSD-ID+™ comes from the factory configured for NTSC video format.  To re-configure settings OSD-ID+™ has 4 internal dip switches.Note: DIP switch inputs are only checked during power-up. 
DIP # Description
2 UNUSED     
3 NTSC or PAL video format
           OFF   = NTSC
           ON    = PAL
4 Firmware flash update
           OFF   = Do nothing
           ON    = Enter OSD-ID+™ firmware flash update

On-Screen Menu Configuration:

During normal operation press the Left + Right buttons simultaneously to enter the on-screen menu configuration.
The Up and Down buttons move the menu selection cursor up and down.  The Right button performs the action of the selected menu item.  All configuration information is stored in non-volatile memory so information is retained even with loss of power to OSD-ID+™.
Main Menu
Menu Option Action / Setting
Overlay Enable the on-screen overlay
  • ON - Display the overlay text and graphics
  • OFF - Pass video through without displaying the overlay text and graphics
Screen Editor... Enter the screen editor (see below)
Options Menu... Display the Options Menu (see below)
Sprite Selection Menu... Display the Sprite Selection Menu (see below)
Download From PC... Display the Download Menu (see below)
Adjust Screen Position... Adjust the screen position horizontal and vertical pixel offsets (see below)
Save Changes and Exit Save changes and exit the Main Menu (hour glass appears during save)
Discard Changes and Exit Discard changes and exit the Main Menu
Options Menu
Menu Option                 Action / Setting
Overlay Mode Overlay mode
  • Always On - Always display the text and graphics overlay
  • On Timer -  Display the text and graphics overlay at a specified interval
  • On Button - Display the text and graphics overlay when the Up button is pressed
Display Every __ Minutes How often the text and graphics overlay is displayed if the “On Timer” mode is selected
(01 - 99 minutes)
Display For __ Seconds How long the text and graphics overlay is displayed if the “On Timer” mode is selected
(01 – 60 seconds)
Display Instructions Display instructions when entering screen editor, adjusting screen position, etc. 
  • ON - Display instructions
  • OFF - Do not display instructions
Clear Screen Clear the entire screen with spaces
Main Menu Return to the Main Menu
Sprite Selection Menu
Graphic images (such a logos) can be imported to create on-screen sprites using the font editor utility.  A sprite is assigned to a range of characters in the font.  Please see the font editor for details.
Menu Option Action / Setting
Draw Sprite Draw a graphic sprite on-screen.  Sprites are configured in the font editor.
  • ON - Display the sprite
  • OFF - Do not display the sprite
Sprite # Sprite number to draw (0-15)
Horz Position Horizontal screen position to draw the sprite
  • Left, Center, or Right
Vert Position Vertical screen position to draw the sprite
  • Top, Center, or Bottom
Main Menu Return to the Main Menu
Download Menu
Menu Option Action / Setting
Download Font/Sprites... Download font and sprites using the font editor utility
Download Screen Layout... Download the screen layout using the optional PC screen layout utility
Main Menu Return to the Main Menu
Screen Position Adjustment Instructions
Button(s) Action
Left Move the screen left one pixel
Right Move the screen right one pixel
Up Move the screen up one pixel
Down Move the screen down one pixel
Up + Down Reset screen offsets to default positions
Left + Right Save screen position adjustments and exit
Screen Editor
 The four button keypad allows users to program the screen overlay information with up, down, left, and right cursor movements.  The tables below explain the button press combinations and actions.
Screen Editor Commands
Button(s) Action
Left Move the cursor left one position
Right Move the cursor right one position
Up Move the cursor up one position
Down Move the cursor down one position
Left + Right Enter character entry mode (see below)
Up + Down Select character attribute settings (see below)
Up + Down + Right Set the current character attributes (e.g. blinking)
Down + Left Copy current character to the clipboard
Down + Right Paste the character from clipboard and advance to the next cursor position
Up + Left Shift the entire line that is right of the cursor left by 1 column
Up + Right Shift the entire line that is right of the cursor right by 1 column
Up + Down + Left + Right Exit the screen editor
Character Entry Mode Commands
Button(s) Action
Up Cycle through the character set (ascending)
Down Cycle through the character set (descending)
Right Save character and advance to next cursor position
Up + Down Erase character with space and advance to next cursor position
Left + Right Exit character entry mode
Character Attributes Settings
Menu Option Action / Setting
Blinking Character blinking state
  • ON - Blink on
  • OFF - Blink off
Background Frame Character background frame state
  • ON - Background frame on
  • OFF - Background frame off
Inverted Character invert state
  • ON - Invert on
  • OFF - invert off

Default Font:

Below is the default OSD-ID+™ font.  Use the supplied font editor software to modify or create your own font and graphic image sprites (e.g. logos).  Do not modify the empty character at position 0.  It is recommended to not remove the characters highlighted in red.  These characters can be modified but they are used in the OSD-ID+™ on-screen menu configuration.


Trouble Shooting Tips:

Problem Solution
Green LED off (unit won’t power up)
  • Verify power supply polarity is correct
  • Verify power supply output is 7.0 to 14.0 volts DC when attached
On-screen text and graphics skewed
  • Verify good quality video input source

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.