>In message <002101bdab02$da9d2d20$0304a8c0@skynews_nt3>, Jason
>Tuendemann <jtuendemannKILLspamsky6.skynews.com.au> writes
>> Has anyone come across a Longitudinal Time Code (used for broadcast)
>> in hardware or in any software written for the PIC.
>> Regards Jason.
A hardware solution I have encountered is the ICS2008A from Integrated
Circuit Systems Inc. This does LTC TX/RX, VITC TX/RX, timecode burn-in
to picture, MIDI UART and more. Sadly it's about UKP27 in singles.
There are various OSD chips available which can do this, however for
simple time/date applications there was a project in the March 1999
edition of 'Everyday and Practical Electronics' which didn't use an OSD
chip. It uses a PIC16C84, an EL4581, a 6116, a 74HC4040, and a 74HC132.
You can download the software from 'http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk', and back
issues and PCB's can be ordered from there!.