TCR1000 - Time Code Reader PCI Card

The TCR1000 is a universal voltage time code reader plug‐in style card for both 3.3V and 5V PCI
busses on IBM‐PC compatible computer systems. The card is designed to synchronize time in a PC or
Server from a master time code reference. In addition, it can be used as a SMPTE or IRIG‐B/B1 linear
time code (LTC) reader under software control. The reader is compatible with 24/25/30 fps NDF (Non
Drop Frame) SMPTE linear time code, as well as IRIG‐B pulse‐width time code format and the IRIG‐B(1) 1 kHz amplitude modulated time code format. Time code is detected automatically. Optional software provides an NTP reference for your network.


  • Accepts Time Code formats: SMPTE 24‐fps (Film), 25‐fps (EBU), 30‐fps NDF (Non‐Drop Frame), IRIG‐B0 (unmodulated/pulse width modulated) and IRIG‐B1 (amplitude modulated, 1kHz)
  • Allows millisecond synchronization accuracy
  • API software development kit and documentation provided
  • Automatic Daylight Savings Time and date
  • Optional software – TCRSync‐NTP provides NTP reference for heterogeneous operating systems on an Ethernet LAN




  • BNC connector for Time Code input
  • Optional three pin positive locking, right angle pin header (0.1" pin spacing) for Time Code input


  • Half‐height card
  • Length: 6.6 in (167.6 mm)
  • Height: 2.5 in (63.6 mm)

System Requirements

  • Software runs under Windows XP, 7, 8 and Server 2003/2008 SP1 version, all in both 32- and 64-bit
  • Net Framework 4.0 and a Windows Visual Studios C++ must be installed

Other features

  • LED status indicator
  • Universal 32‐bit/33 MHz or 64‐bit bus
  • 3.3V and 5V universal card
  • Operates in higher speed and wider buses
  • Detects Time Code type automatically
  • Time Code level set  automatically