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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post
    absolutely positively no idea
    When you find out, let me know.

    If it's more than 1Hz, it might be worth the $100 for me...
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    I guess I can just email them and ask....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevpriest View Post
    Hi, Red.

    I've read your post on what you were buying, as well as the OEM GPS Install thread, but I'm really not clear on what the advantage is to the OEM GPS over a USB solution. It seems like much more work, so there must be a compelling reason to do it, I just don't know what it is.

    I look forward to your updates on how this card performs.

    Thanks,

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    What red bought is not exactly an "OEM module". Its really is a module on a board with all the necessary parts to make it plug and play. As a whole its no different from a standard USB GPS receiver you can buy off ebay but less the antenna with inflated price.

    You would only use a module if you want to highly integrate it with a tracking device for example, in this case the USB circuitry is not needed. You may wanna work with TTL levels directly fed to the MCU.

    If you want the OEM feel just for the hell of it. Get yourself a decent USB GPS receiver off ebay with external antenna connection, buy an active antenna. Rip the case open and what do you find is a complete PCB with all the bits in, call that your OEM module if you want.


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    Bluetooth GPS with RFMD chipset and an active antenna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6 View Post
    The benefits to running OEM are a more integrated install, instant on, better sensitivity, better lock, etc.


    No need to find somewhere to put that USB GPS unit now.

    What makes it lock faster and all?

    But the USB GPS unit is the same size as this so called evaluation board.

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    Red, does this allow the connection between the vehicles speed sensor and the board??

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    nope
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    Just ordered one, I've been looking for a sirf III oem unit i can integrate into my pc case.

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    aighty - well after all this time I've finally found the time to install the board in the car.

    Now all I need is the battery so it doesn't have to initialize every time I start the car...lol

    Installed the drivers from here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

    Told iGuidance to search for it, found it, locked on, and I'm good to go!

    No word on how quick it is or anything along those lines as I'm still sitting here in the garage.

    Will let everyone know when I actually drive the car (sorry, it'll be a while, the weather is too nice here now, been riding the motorcycle to work every day!)
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    any update on how quick it is yet?

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