Iridium 9603

Overview

One-fourth the volume and half the footprint of the Iridium 9602, the innovative Iridium 9603 transceiver combines the global coverage of the Iridium satellite constellation with the low latency of the Iridium Short Burst Data Service to provide highly reliable satellite communications from pole to pole.

With the smallest form factor of any commercial satellite transceiver available today, the Iridium 9603 is ideal for space-constrained applications including monitoring, tracking and alarm systems. It is also highly affordable, costing just slightly more than the previous-generation Iridium 9602.

Delivering two-way communications on a remarkable scale, the Iridium 9603 transceiver further expands the Iridium connected user base worldwide.

Technical Specifications

 
Mechanical Dimensions

  • Length: 31.5 mm
  • Width: 29.6 mm
  • Depth: 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 11.4 g

 
Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature Range: -40ºC to +85ºC
  • Operating Humidity Range: _ 75% RH
  • Storage Temperature Range: -40ºC to +85ºC
  • Storage Humidity Range: _ 93 % RH

 
RF Interface

  • Frequency Range: 1616 MHz to 1626.5 MHz
  • Duplexing Method: TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
  • Input/Output Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Multiplexing Method: TDMA/FDMA

 
DC Power Input

  • Supply Input Voltage Range: 5.0V +/- .5V DC
  • Supply Input Voltage Ripple: <40mV pp
  • Idle Current (Peak): 156mA
  • Idle Current (Average): 34mA
  • Transmit Current (Average): 145mA
  • Transmit Current (Peak): 1.3A
  • Receive Current (Average): 39mA
  • Receive Current (Peak): 156mA
  • SBD Message Transfer – Average Current: 158mA
  • SBD Message Transfer – Average Power: <= 0.8 W

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Brochure
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Jan 17, 2018
794.19 KB
Document Name
Iridium 9603 - Brochure (ENG)
File Name
BR_Iridium 9603_Brochure_ENG_(SEP14)
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Iridium
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PDF
File Size
794.19 KB
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1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603 - Brochure (RUS)
File Name
BR_Iridium 9603_Brochure_RUS_(DEC15)
Vendor
Iridium
File Type
PDF
File Size
1.42 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Jan 17, 2018
2.65 MB
Document Name
Iridium IoT - Brochure
File Name
BR_Iridium M2M_Brochure_APR14
Vendor
Iridium
File Type
PDF
File Size
2.65 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Jan 17, 2018
8.74 MB
Document Name
Iridium SBD - Brochure (CHN)
File Name
BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_CHN_(NOV11)
Vendor
Iridium
File Type
PDF
File Size
8.74 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Jan 17, 2018
2.21 MB
Document Name
Iridium SBD - Brochure (ENG)
File Name
BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_ENG_(OCT13)
Vendor
Iridium
File Type
PDF
File Size
2.21 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Jan 17, 2018
654.11 KB
Document Name
Iridium SBD - Brochure (RUS)
File Name
BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_RUS_(DEC15)
Vendor
Iridium
File Type
PDF
File Size
654.11 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Case Study
Document Name
Case Study: Coordinating Disaster Relief After Floods in Canada
File Name
CS_Coordinating Disaster Relief Canadian Flooding_081318
Vendor
NORTAC Defence Limited
Description

Canada’s Department of National Defence, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Defense, protects Canada’s interests and values at home and abroad. Learn how they managed rescue and recovery operations during a widespread flooding disaster using T24 Defence's T24 Whipser device and Iridium's global network.

File Type
PDF
File Size
1.47 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
August 13, 2018 06:38 PM EST
Applications
Blue Force Tracking
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Document Name
Case Study: Iridium Polar Research Solutions
File Name
CS_Iridium Polar Research Solutions_MAY18
Vendor
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Description

Case Study concerning Iridium's Polar Research Solutions

File Type
PDF
File Size
16.5 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
May 31, 2018 09:06 AM EST
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File Name
CS_Keeping Fishing Vessels in Compliance_JUN11
Vendor
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Description

Case Study - Iridium Connected vessel monitoring system provides monitoring and control of fishing vessels.

File Type
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File Size
163.14 KB
File Version
2.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Certification - Regulatory
Document Name
Iridium 9602 / Iridium 9603 Chipsets - RoHS Certificate of Compliance (SBDNCS1091x)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9602-Iridium 9603 Chipsets_RoHS Certificate_SBNCS1901x_102519
Vendor
Iridium
Description

RoHS Certificate of Compliance for Iridium 9602 / Iridium 9603 Chipsets (SBDNCS1091x). Updated October 25, 2019.

File Type
PDF
File Size
107.48 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
October 25, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Related Products
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Document Name
Iridium 9603 - EC Declaration of Conformity
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603_Declaration Conformity_(JUL12)
Vendor
Iridium
Description

EC Directive Declaration of Conformity for Iridium 9603 Short Burst Data Modem
Dated July 19, 2012

File Type
PDF
File Size
25.32 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
July 19, 2012 06:28 PM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603 - FCC Part 25 Grant
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603_FCC Part 25_(JUL12)
Vendor
Iridium
Description

FCC Part 25 Grant for Iridium 9603
Dated July 2012

File Type
PDF
File Size
109.88 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
July 01, 2012 09:30 AM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603 - Industry Canada Certificate
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603_IC Certificate_(JUL12)
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Industry Canada Technical Acceptance Certificate Number AN12I4560 for Iridium 9603
Dated July 26 2012

File Type
PDF
File Size
76.72 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
July 26, 2012 09:30 AM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N - EU Declaration of Conformity
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_EU Declaration of Conformity_SBDN9603_P1443-RD-086_040420
Vendor
Iridium
Description

EU Declaration of Conformity for Iridium 9603N (PN SBDN9603)
Type Examination Certificate No: DK-RED000395 i01
Dated: April 04, 2020

File Type
PDF
File Size
110.08 KB
File Version
2.0
Date
April 08, 2020 09:00 AM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N - EU Type Examination Certification
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_EU Type Certificate_SBDN9603_DK-RED000395 i01_040820
Vendor
Iridium
Description

EU Type Examination Certificate for Iridium 9603N (PN SBDN9603)
Certificate No: DK-RED000395 i01
Dated: April 08, 2020

File Type
PDF
File Size
618.67 KB
File Version
2.0
Date
April 08, 2020 09:00 AM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N - FCC Part 25 Grant
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_FCC Part 25_(APR15)
Vendor
Iridium
Description

FCC Part 25 Grant for Iridium 9603N.
Dated: April 2015

File Type
PDF
File Size
90.25 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
Related Products
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N - Industry Canada Certificate
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_IC Certificate_(APR14)
Vendor
Iridium
Description

IC Certificate for Iridium 9603N
Dated: April 2014

File Type
PDF
File Size
687.92 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N - Japan Type Approval
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_Japan Type Approval_APR16
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Japan Type Examination Certificate for Iridium 9603N.
Dated: April 2016

File Type
PDF
File Size
136.74 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N - REACH 201 Declaration (SBDN9603X)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_REACH 201 Declaration_SBDN9603X_102619
Vendor
Iridium
Description

REACH 201 Declaration for the Iridium 9603N (SBDN9603X). Updated October 26, 2019.

File Type
PDF
File Size
57.41 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
October 26, 2019 10:00 AM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N - RoHS Certificate of Compliance (SBDN9603X)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_RoHS Certificate_SBDB9603X_102619
Vendor
Iridium
Description

RoHS Compliance Certificate for Iridium 9603N (Part Number SBDN9603X). Updated October 26, 2019

File Type
PDF
File Size
98.24 KB
File Version
3.0
Date
October 26, 2019 10:10 AM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N - RoHS Restricted Materials Report
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_Restricted Materials Conformity Report_CETR-IRD15.1_112818
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Claigan RoHS Restricted Materials Conformity Report (CETR-IRD15.1) for the Iridium 9603N
Dated: 28NOV18

File Type
PDF
File Size
459.37 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
November 28, 2018 09:30 AM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N – REACH 201 Declaration (SBDN9603X)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_REACH 26 Declaration_SBDN9603_080420
Vendor
Iridium
Description

REACH 201 Declaration for the Iridium 9603N
PN: SBDN9603X
Dated: August 04, 2020

File Type
PDF
File Size
171.31 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
August 05, 2020 06:27 PM EST
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Document Name
Iridium 9603N – RoHS Certificate of Compliance (SBDN9603X)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_RoHS Certificate_SBDN9603_080420
Vendor
Iridium
Description

RoHS Certificate of Compliance for the Iridium 9603N
PN: SBDN9603X
Dated: August 04, 2020

File Type
PDF
File Size
173.43 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
August 04, 2020 06:25 PM EST
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File Name
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Description

A Comparison Chart of Iridium Aviation Products & Services comparing different features based on Short Burst Data®, Narrrowband, Midband and Broadband speeds.

December 10, 2020

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File Size
515.35 KB
File Version
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Date
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File Name
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Description

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Dated: March 31, 2021

File Type
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File Size
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File Version
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Date
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Document Name
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File Name
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Vendor
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Description

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File Type
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File Size
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File Version
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Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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File Name
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Description

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File Version
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Date
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File Name
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File Size
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File Name
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