AirPrime MC8705

Sierra Wireless | HSPA/EDGE/GPS PCI Express Mini Card

The Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC8705 HSPA+ embedded wireless module enable you to expand your product development into applications requiring higher bandwidth. They take advantage of the fastest mobile broadband networks available worldwide, offering up to 21 Mbps download speeds, and include support for Qualcomm's gpsOne technology. 


  • HSPA+ with peak downlink speeds up to 21 Mbps and peak uplink speeds up to 5.76 Mbps
  • Support for GPS including, Standalone, Assisted and gpsOneXtra
  • Uses Qualcomm's MDM8200A chipset
  • World class product performance, quality and reliability
  • Solid documentation, tool development and consultation services
  • Solid support for device integration and verification
  • Comprehensive SDK and enabling software
  • Flexible driver strategy with NDIS support and non-NDIS abilities


Air Interface

  • HSPA+
Peak Download Rate
  • 21.1 Mbps
Peak Upload Rate
  • 5.76 Mbps

Frequency Bands

  • WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Regulatory Approvals
  • FCC
  • PTCRB (MC8705) 
  • CE
  • IC
  • NCC
  • GCF-CC (MC8704)
Carrier Approvals
  • Bell
  • Telstra (MC8704 - planned)
  • AT&T
  • Bell (MC8705)


  • 1000mA

Digital Audio
  • I2S (MC8704)
  • AMR-NB
  • GSM-FR
  • GSM-HR
  • GSM CTM (MC8704)
  • USB 2.0 full speed
  • 6 (MC8704)

Flash LED Output

  • 1

SIM Interface

  • 1.8V
  • 3V
Antenna Diversity
  • Yes
Location Solution
  • gpsONE
Control Options
  • CnS
  • AT commands

Management Services

  • No

Host OS Compatibility

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Vista
  • Linux
Device Dimensions
  • 51x30x4.5mm

Operational Temperature

  • -25°C to +75°C



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