I have a board which is a PAL CCIR video sync generator card having SAA1043. The IC is accepting external sync signal from pin 15 and generating composite pulse on pin 26 and burst output on pin 1.
This IC is now obsolete and I am planning to replace this card. While searching for sync generator ICs, I mostly find sync separator for example MAX9568.
My questions are:
- What is difference between sync generator and separator? Can I use MAX9568 circuit in place of SAA1043 circuit? Would that work?
- Can I replace this card with a Microcontroller based sync generator card? Is this doable? If yes, any article for guidance because I am really confused what exactly sync generation is?
Edit: Schematics attached.