Real Time. Mission Critical. Truly Global.
Delivering two-way communications on a remarkable scale, the Iridium 9603 module makes truly global IoT a reality. The Iridium 9603 delivers Iridium Short Burst Data through an extremely small form factor, designed especially to meet the needs of fixed, mobile, or battery-powered applications.
Our Smallest Module
One-fourth the volume and half the footprint of the Iridium 9602, the innovative Iridium 9603 module combines the global coverage of the Iridium satellite constellation with the low latency of Iridium Short Burst Data to provide highly reliable, truly global satellite communications.
- Small Form Factor
- Single Board Module
- Single Header Connector
- No SIM Card
Product Specifications and Certifications
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||31.5mm x 29.6mm x 8.1mm|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40 to +85 ℃|
|Operating Humidity Range||≤75 % RH|
|Storage Temperature Range||40 to +85 ℃|
|Storage Humidity Range||≤93 % RH|
|Vibration Standard||EN60068-2-14:2009, IEC60068-2-64:2008, EN60068-2-27:2009, and SAE J1455|
|Duplexing Method||TDD (Time Domain Duplex)|
|I / O Impedence||50 Ohm|
|Input Voltage Range||5.0V +/- .5V DC|
|Input Voltage Ripple||<40mV pp|
|Idle Current Average||34 average mA|
|Idle Current Peak||156 peak mA|
|Transmit Current Average||145 average mA|
|Transmit Current Peak||1.3 peak A|
|Receive Current Average||39 average mA|
|Receive Current Peak||156 peak mA|
|Message Transfer Current||158 average mA|
|Message Transfer Power||0.8 average W|
|Location Based Services||No|
- FCC Part 15 and Part 25 Grant
- Industry Canada
- Japan Type Approval
- NRRA – Korea
- REACH 201
- RoHS Compliant
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Case Study concerning Iridium's Polar Research Solutions
RoHS Certificate of Compliance for Iridium 9602 / Iridium 9603 Chipsets (SBDNCS1091x). Updated October 25, 2019.
EC Directive Declaration of Conformity for Iridium 9603 Short Burst Data Modem
Dated July 19, 2012
FCC Part 25 Grant for Iridium 9603
Dated July 2012
Industry Canada Technical Acceptance Certificate Number AN12I4560 for Iridium 9603
Dated July 26 2012
EU Declaration of Conformity for Iridium 9603N (PN SBDN9603)
Type Examination Certificate No: DK-RED000395 i01
Dated: April 04, 2020
EU Type Examination Certificate for Iridium 9603N (PN SBDN9603)
Certificate No: DK-RED000395 i01
Dated: April 08, 2020
FCC Part 25 Grant for Iridium 9603N.
Dated: April 2015
IC Certificate for Iridium 9603N
Dated: April 2014
Japan Type Examination Certificate for Iridium 9603N.
Dated: April 2016
RoHS Compliance Certificate for Iridium 9603N (Part Number SBDN9603X). Updated October 26, 2019
Claigan RoHS Restricted Materials Conformity Report (CETR-IRD15.1) for the Iridium 9603N
RoHS Certificate of Compliance for the Iridium 9603N
Dated: August 04, 2020
Iridium's general subscriber equipment end of life policy.
Iridium's satellite subscriber service policy.
Datasheet detailing the specifications of the Iridium 9603 Transceiver
Video published on March 30th, 2018 covering Iridium's IoT connectivity features and ecosystem of service support.