Our office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Any orders placed after 12pm PT on May 24 will not be processed until May 28.

VPN1513 GPS Smart Module with External Antenna

  • 28510: VPN1513 GPS Smart Module with External Antenna
  • 28510: VPN1513 GPS Smart Module with External Antenna
  • 28510: VPN1513 GPS Smart Module with External Antenna
Product ID: 28510


This VPN1513 GPS Smart Module provides a complete GPS solution for your electronics projects.  This high-quality, highly sensitive GPS receiver includes an external antenna, status LED, and a rechargeable battery back-up. An on-board voltage regulator makes it ready to use with 3.3 V and 5 V microcontrollers.

The GPS Smart Module features a simple command set for accessing NMEA 0183 GPS data.  Example programs in PBASIC, Arduino, Propeller Spin, and Propeller C will help you add the GPS module to your microcontroller project. The module's on-board Propeller co-processor with 64 KB EEPROM can be reprogrammed for custom, stand-alone projects. 

Feel free to experiment — the factory firmware is available for free download.

Key Features:

  • High-performance SiRF chipset provides 20 parallel satellite tracking channels
  • Status LED blinks to show you when satellite fix is achieved
  • On-board multicore Propeller co-processor easily interfaces with your microcontroller
  • Breadboard-friendly 4-pin SIP header quickly connects to your projects
  • External GPS antenna with SMA connector is included

Application Ideas:

  • Geocaching adventures
  • Robotics navigation
  • Fleet management
  • Surveying

Note: Schematics, command set, example code, complete specifications, and additional resources are available from the SimplyTronics website (see Additional Resources, below).


  • Co-processor: Propeller P8X32A
  • On-board regulator: 3.3 V
  • Navigation refresh rate: 1Hz
  • Connection: 4-pin SIP header
  • External Antenna: SMA, 10 ft (3 m)
  • Voltage requirements: 3.3V–5.5V DC
  • Current requirements: 5V @ 100mA typical
  • Interface: 3.3V asynchronous serial @ 9600 bps, 8N1
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x 2.6 x 0.25 in (48.3 x 66.0 x 6.35 mm)
  • Operating temp range: 32 to +158 °F (0 to +70 °C)

Note: This product replaces our original VPN1513 GPS Receiver with Antenna, which lacked a Propeller co-processor (#28508)

Downloads & Documentation

Product Specific Downloads
Download Details More Info
AN002 Real-time GPS Data Reception and Parsing - 182.17 KB | updated: 18 Apr 2014 - 1:49 pm

Additional Resources