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NMEA 0183 Standard New Version 4.11

The NMEA 0183 Interface Standard is used worldwide across many industry segments. The standard defines electrical signal requirements, data transmission protocol and time, and specific sentence formats for a 4800-baud serial data bus. Each bus may have only one talker but many listeners. This standard is intended to support one-way serial data transmission from a single talker to one or more listeners. This data is in printable ASCII form and may include information such as time, position, speed, water depth, etc.

As of November 2018, NMEA has published a new version of NMEA 0183—Version 4.11, which replaces Version 4.10 and includes updates to the entire suite of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) sentences. This includes interface clarification for the use of GPS (US), GLONASS (Russia), GALILEO (Europe), BDS (China), QZSS (Japan), and NavIC ((IRNSS) (India)). Deployment of these new systems ramped up the need for sentence updates. Also included are new Navigation Satellite System Receiver Talker Identifiers and Sentence Formatters, an expanded GNSS Identification Table and examples of the use of the satellite systems.


NMEA 0183 Pricing:
NMEA has established a tiered pricing system for NMEA 0183 Version 4.11 Release November 2018.
This is based on industry group.
  • Marine Industry Manufacturer $1000 (NMEA Member), $2000 (non member)
  • Industrial Manufacturer $2,500
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturer $5,000.
Future updates to the NMEA 0183 Standard (after version 4.11) are 50% off the prices above based on purchase history. Contact info@nmea.org  or call 410-975-9425 for purchasing NMEA 0183.

NMEA 0183 Manufacturer Mnemonic Codes:
NMEA Provides all industries across the globe with NMEA 0183 Manufacturer Mnemonic Codes at no cost providing that users purchase the NMEA 0183 Standard or provide documentation that the IEC 61162-1 Standard has been purchased.

Please click here for the 0183 Manufacturer Mnemonic Code Application Form.

The form must be completed in full and emailed to info@nmea.org. NMEA will verify all information before issuing a Manufacturer Code. The price for the NMEA 0183 standard is as listed above based on industry group. Included with this purchase is your company manufacturer code (no charge) and the latest version of the NMEA 0183 standard.

Published NMEA 0183 Manufacturer Mnemonic Codes:
The following link lists all NMEA 0183 Manufacturer Mnemonic codes issued by NMEA.

20181128 NMEA 0183 Manufacturer Code Listing

NMEA 0183 Archived Versions:
NMEA 0183 Archived Versions may be purchased by emailing info@nmea.org.
Pricing is 50% off the prices listed above based on industry group.

Copyright Information:
Please note that certain websites offer explanations and examples of NMEA 0183 sentences. In most cases they are very old versions or incorrect interpretations and should not be depended upon for accuracy.
 The NMEA 0183 Interface Standard is a COPYRIGHTED document and available only from NMEA. Other Internet offerings are not authorized and may constitute a copyright infringement.