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Garmin GPS 18 OEM Series

Discontinued (Replaced with Garmin 18x OEM)

The GPS 18 is a GPS sensor targeted to OEM clients for use in automotive, fleet vehicle, and electronics applications where a small, highly accurate GPS receiver is needed.

This 12-parallel-channel, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver is available in either CMOS-level serial or USB 2.0 full-speed versions, and 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:
• A-style USB (receives power and data via a single USB connection)
• DB-9 pin serial with 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter (PC)
• Bare wire (LVC).

GPS 18 FAQ
Q:
Can I use the GPS 18 USB with non-Garmin software?
A: Not directly. The GPS 18 USB produces data ONLY in the Garmin proprietary format and so is directly compatible ONLY with Garmin mapping products, or other software products that can decipher Garmin protocol such as FUGAWI software. It cannot be used with non-Garmin software which requires NMEA input, UNLESS ancilliary software such as GpsGate is used.

Q: Can I use the GPS 18 PC and GPS 18 LVC with non-Garmin software?
A: Yes. 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. These models are compatible with any software that accepts data in either NMEA or Garmin format.

Q: How do I change the output of the GPS 18 PC between Garmin and NMEA?
A: Sensor Configuration Software from the Garmin website is used to configure the GPS output. See Appendix D of the GPS 18 Technical Specifications Manual for detail.

The GPS 18 USB and GPS 18 PC are designed to plug into most laptop PC's and can be used with approriate software to show your location on a moving map as you travel. The USB version produces data only in the GARMIN proprietary format and cannot be used with non-Garmin software which requires NMEA input, UNLESS ancilliary software such as GpsGate is used.

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.

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Garmin GPS 18 Accessories
Garmin GPS 18 User's Manual
Garmin OEM GPS 18 Specifications

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GPS 18 USB
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GPS 18 PC
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GPS 18 LVC
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Attached cable is 2 meters
(6' long).

Garmin

GPS 18 and Linux (Customer feedback):
"We were able to get the GPS18 working in Linux quite nicely!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/garmin-gps/
This driver supports a few other similar units and come kernel 2.6.11, the driver will be included!
I use this setup weekly when setting up wireless networks or just finding new clients' sites."

GPS 18 USB and NMEA GPS Applications:
The GPS 18 USB can be used with non-Garmin software which requires NMEA input if GpsGate is used. The GPS 18 produces data ONLY in the Garmin proprietary format and so is directly compatible ONLY with Garmin mapping products, or other software products that can decipher Garmin protocol such as FUGAWI software.
MODEL
STATUS
MFG PART NO.
GPS 18 PC
Discontinued
010-00321-04
GPS 18 USB
Discontinued
010-00321-01
GPS 18 LVC with 5m cable
Discontinued
010-00321-06

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