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GlobalSat BU-353 USB GPS Receiver

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  • Built-In Supercap For Rapid Acquisition
  • Built-In Roof Mount Magnet
  • USB Interface
  • Built-In GPS Patch Antenna
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight7 ounces
Product Dimensions58 x 2.1 x 0.8 inches
Item model numberBU-353
  
Additional Information
ASINB000PKX2KA
Best Sellers Rank #1,394 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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Technical Details

  • Waterproof, Built-In Supercap For Rapid Acquisition, Built-In Roof Mount Magnet, USB Interface, Built-In GPS Patch Antenna

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The BU-353 GPS Receiver can be utilized in a variety of applications which require GPS signals to be received and decoded in your Windows laptop or tablet PC, and for Mac users, their iBooks or Powerbooks. Compatible with most all NMEA compliant third-party software, the BU-353 is suitable for use in vehicle, marine and aviation navigation, as well as commercial and municipality applications such as fire trucks, police cars, buses, GIS data collection and much more!The BU-353's slim profile housing is completely water resistant and incorporates an active patch antenna for the highest level of GPS accuracy. With a 60" cable, placement of the GPS receiver anywhere within the vehicle will usually get sufficient GPS signal reception, but in those rare occurrences when towering high-rises offer challenging satellite reception, simply place the BU-353 on the vehicle's roof (attaches with its built-in magnet) for improved reception.Since power and data are transferred through the same USB cable from the BU-353, there's no need for batteries or any other external power source.BU-353W Package Contents: BU-353RB USB GPS Receiver (1) Suction Cup CD-ROM (User Manual & GPS Info Test Utility)

Product Description

Features: * SiRF Star III High Performance GPS chipset - WAAS * High sensitivity (Tracking Sensitivity: -159 dBm) * Extremely fast TTFF (Time To First Fix) at low signal level * Support NMEA 0183 data protocol * Built-in SuperCap to reserve system data for rapid satellite acquisition * Built-in patch antenna * Super-cohesive magnetic for mounting on the car * USB interface connection port * Waterproof and non-slip on the bottom * LED indicator for GPS fix or not fix LED OFF: Receiver switch off LED ON: No fix, signal searching LED Flashing: Position fixed Specifications: * Chipset: SiRF Star III v3.1.1 firmware WAAS Enabled * Frequency: L1, 1575.42 MHz * C/A code: 1.023 MHz chip rate * Channels: 20 channel all-in-view tracking * Sensitivity: -159 dBm * Accuracy Position: 10 meters, 2D RMS ~ 5 meters, 3D RMS WAAS enabled * Velocity: 0.1 m/s * Time: 1us synchronized to GPS time Datum: * Default: WGS-84 Acquisition Time: * Reacquisition: 0.1 sec., average * Hot start: 1 sec., average * Warm start: 38 sec., average * Cold start: 42 sec., average Dynamic Conditions: * Altitude: 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max * Velocity: 515 meters /second (1000 knots) max * Acceleration: Less than 4g * Jerk: 20m/sec Power: * Main power input: 4.5V ~ 6.5V DC input * Power consumption: 80mA * Protocol Electrical level: TTL level, * Output voltage level: 0V~2.85V * Baud rate: 4,800 bps * Output message: NMEA 0183 GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG, GLL Physical Characteristics: * Dimension: 53mm diameter, 19.2mm height * Cable length: 65" * Operating temperature: -40C to +85C

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This GPS finds satellites and locks on very quickly.
dpm17
This GPS receiver works great connected to my netbook using Microsoft Streets and Trips.
Chris
The device itself works great and seems to be very accurate.
jim lynch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

96 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Bugg on March 31, 2009
I am a over-the-road truck driver and my blue-tooth gps unit started going out on me so I looked around for a replacement. Most of the review were positive and that had me really looking at this inexpensive gps. One person talked about loose connection I wonder if it might have been the user that had the loose connection as I have never had a problem with my laptop and gps bouncing around inside of the truck losing connection. I like the idea of a usb unit as I had already tried the blue-tooth versions and the batteries just do not last well for me as I drive between 5 to 11 hours a day. I have waited for several weeks after purchase and use to write this review as I wanted to give it a good try. I have drive all around the country during that time and I have been places where the road was next to a mountain cut-out on both sides of the road and still had gps lock the only places that I have lost gps signal was when I went through mountain tunnels but it picks back the signal on the other side within seconds. I would recommend this to anyone even if you are not a truck driver.
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95 of 102 people found the following review helpful By Marvin L. Benoit on October 16, 2007
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This GPS is awesome!!! I have struggled with trying to interface handheld GPS to my laptop for a couple of years. I live aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean using navigation software to plan my passages and have been frustrated trying to use my handheld GPS input which resulted in continual problems. That has all been changed using this new GPS and couldn't be happier with it's ease of installation and awesome performance. It picks up the signal below at my nav station, aquires quickly and performs without causing any problems with my computer. I have tried several systems and this unit outperforms them and I cannot recommend this unit highly enough, you will not be sorry...
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62 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Jeff G. on May 2, 2009
This is the fastest lock GPS device I have used, and I have used about a dozen. One thing though-I was having trouble with it crashing my Vista laptop after a couple hours of use. I Solved this by going to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Device Manager->Under Ports->Select Properties of Prolific USB-to-Serial...->Port Settings->Change Flow Control to Hardware then->Select Advanced->Change both buffers to 1. And that totally solved the blue screen issue I was having.
Great product, best available USB GPS.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. M. Baugh on July 24, 2010
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I run this on my Samsung netbook with Ubuntu Linux (10.04) using gpsd and tangogps (both in repositories). Everything works just great. Fire it up, punch in your destinations and navigate away! This little receiver gets reception in the house and in the car for me.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jack on May 18, 2006
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I replaced my Deluo GPS with the Globalsat and have been very impressed at how fast it acquired the satellites. I use it with Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 and it works great. I would highly recommend the device.

The only downside is DO NOT BOOT-UP a Dell Notebook with the Globalsat GPS USB plugged in or Windows could crash. I find it better to unplug the USB connection when I power down the notebook pc.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By E. Frisvold on August 30, 2008
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Very simple to use and very reliable. I've used this device with SeaClear II navigation software for nautical and auto navigation and have yet to find a problem. Comes with a CD that will help you define a com port (meaning you'll assign one of your USB slots for use with the GPS). Also included is basic software to test and configure the device.

An excellent value!
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 30, 2006
purchased this GPS unit because of the fast satellite acquire times and great GPS lock. I was not disappointed. This unit replaces my DeLorme Earthmate which was good, but this unit is unreal. I set up a route from inside my house and got the GPS lock in a couple seconds! This is so much faster than the DeLorme and I could never have done it in the house. Usually it always takes 1 to 2 minutes to get the GPS lock with the DeLorme and that's outside in the driveway. Talk about keeping a lock, this unit never dropped the 3D signal once on a very hilly, high foliage and rural area on the 125 mile trip. The DeLorme unit always dropped the 3D signal at least 5 times over the same route. The DeLorme unit is very good, but this one is fantastic! This GPS unit is always locked onto at least 8 to 10 satellites. This unit is also much more accurate, especially estimating the time to the next turn. It seems to have very accurate vechile speed determination. The DeLorme was always way off by 30 or more seconds. This unit computes the time to within a second. I do like the DeLorme software and if you purchase this GPS unit you will be very happy. Now I'll have to try it in the downtown area.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jack Mack on December 14, 2010
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Past use of one of these worked fine on my boat with Coastal Explorer. With my new computer and Windows-7 it causes the computer to crash. Solution: install the old drivers for Windows XP. Coastal Explorer recommends you not use this product but I find it works fine on both computers under Windows-7 but only using the old drivers from Windows-XP.
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