The GPS 18 is a GPS sensor targeted to OEM clients for use in marine, automotive, fleet vehicle, and electronics applications where a small, highly accurate GPS receiver is needed.
This 12-parallel-channel, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver comes with an integrated magnetic base. The puck-like receiver is 2.4 inches in diameter and weighs just ounces, making it an ideal solution in applications where space is at a premium.
The GPS 18 is offered in three different cable configurations:
GPS 18 USB 010-00321-51 [was 010-00321-01] A-style USB 2.0 full-speed version (also compatible with USB 1.1 full speed hosts); Powered through the computer’s USB port; voltage requirements 4.4 - 5.5 Vdc $120.00$94.99
GPS 18 PC 010-00321-54 [was 010-00321-04] DB-9 pin CMOS-level serial with 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter; Serial interface: asynchronous serial input compatible with RS-232 or TTL voltage levels, RS-232 polarity, Powered through integrated 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter; voltage requirements 8 - 30* Vdc *Automotive supply from cigarette lighter jack $120.00$94.99
GPS 18 LVC 010-00321-06 [was 010-00321-05] "bare wire" connections; The end comes with a connector end that can attach to a CMOS (gps processor) for OEM applications. If required, the end can be removed to become a "bare-wire" solution; voltage requirements 4.0 - 5.5 Vdc $115.00$89.99
The PC and LVC versions both default to output data in the industry standard NMEA 0183 data format, but may also be user programmed to output data in the Garmin proprietary format.
The USB version produces data only in the Garmin proprietary format. All three versions of the GPS 18 come complete with non-volatile memory for storage of configuration information, a real-time clock, and raw measurement output data for sophisticated customer applications. The LVC version additionally provides a pulse-per-second logic level output whose rising edge is aligned to the UTC second within 1 microsecond. The USB 2.0 full-speed version of the GPS18 is also compatible with USB 1.1 full-speed hosts.