AirPrime XA1220 - GPS + BeiDou module with patch antenna

Integrated with a highly optimized GPS+BeiDou patch antenna

The Sierra Wireless XA1220 supports tracking of GPS+BeiDou satellite systems to deliver superior positioning accuracy of <2.0 meters. Based on a new GNSS platform, XA1220 maintains the ultra-compact form-factor of 12.5x12.5 mm and is backwards compatible with XA11 series modules.

The XA1220 incorporates a complete set of high-quality components, including TCXO, RTC Crystal, SMPS, SAW-Filter and an additional LNA, which guarantee optimum positioning performance.

The XA1220 comes integrated with a highly optimized GPS+BeiDou patch antenna and is ideal for applications looking to add basic GNSS tracking features.


  • Improve accuracy and time-to-fix with A-GPS and SBAS
  • Active interference cancellation
  • Built-in RTC Crystal, TCXO, SMPS, additional LNA and additional SAW-Filter for best-in-class performance
  • Integrated GPS+BeiDou Patch antenna
  • Tested for harsh environments and extreme temperatures
  • Use I2C or USB for serial communication in addition to UART

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RF Specifications
Frequency Bands GPS L1, QZSS L1, SBAS L1, BEIDOU B1
Location Services
Satellite Systems GPS+BeiDou
Anti-Jamming Yes
Positioning Accuracy < 2.0m
Timing Accuracy (1 PPS) ±30ns
Tracking Sensitivity -161dBm
I2C 1
Max Update Rate 1Hz
Dimensions 12.5 x 12.5 x 7.4mm
Antenna Embedded Patch Antenna
Temperature Range Industrial Grade: -40°C / +85°C
Built-in Components TCXO, RTC Crystal, Additional LNA, SMPS, Additional SAW-Filter, Embedded Flash
Power Voltage 3.0V
Power Tracking <35mA
Standby Mode <2mA
Regulatory RoHS

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Last updated: 6 October 2020