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

Resources

BrochureLast UpdatedSize
Jan 17, 2018794.19 KB
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File Name: BR_Iridium 9603_Brochure_ENG_(SEP14).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description: Brochure for Iridium 9603 in English.
Products: Iridium 9603
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: Aviation, IoT, Land Mobile, Maritime, U.S. Government
Jan 17, 20181.42 MB
Size: 1.42 MB
File Name: BR_Iridium 9603_Brochure_RUS_(DEC15).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description: Brochure for Iridium 9603 in Russian.
Products: Iridium 9603
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: Aviation, IoT, Land Mobile, Maritime, U.S. Government
Jan 17, 20182.65 MB
Size: 2.65 MB
File Name: BR_Iridium M2M_Brochure_APR14.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description: Brochure for Iridium Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions.
Products: Iridium 9522B, Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Core 9523
Services: Iridium Burst®
Verticals: IoT
Jan 17, 20188.74 MB
Size: 8.74 MB
File Name: BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_CHN_(NOV11).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description: Brochure of Iridium SBD in Chinese
Products: Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Core 9523, Iridium Edge®, Iridium Edge® Demo Kit
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT
Jan 17, 20182.21 MB
Size: 2.21 MB
File Name: BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_ENG_(OCT13).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description: Brochure of Iridium SBD in English
Products: Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Core 9523, Iridium Edge®, Iridium Edge® Demo Kit
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT
Jan 17, 2018654.11 KB
Size: 654.11 KB
File Name: BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_RUS_(DEC15).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description: Brochure of Iridium SBD in Russian
Products: Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Core 9523, Iridium Edge®, Iridium Edge® Demo Kit
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT
Case Study
Sep 22, 20181.47 MB
Size: 1.47 MB
File Name: CS_Coordinating+Disaster+Relief+Canadian+Flooding_081318.PDF
Vendor: NORTAC Defence Limited
File Type: PDF
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.

Products: Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT, Land Mobile, U.S. Government
Applications: Blue Force Tracking
Jan 17, 201816.5 MB
Size: 16.5 MB
File Name: CS_Iridium+Polar+Research+Solutions_MAY18.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Case Study concerning Iridium's Polar Research Solutions

Products: Iridium 9522B, Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Core 9523
Services: Circuit Switched Data (CSD), Iridium Location-Based Services (LBS), Iridium RUDICS, Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD), Iridium SMS
Verticals: IoT
Jan 17, 2018342.54 KB
Size: 342.54 KB
File Name: CS_Keeping Fishing Vessels in Compliance_(JUN11).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9522B, Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Core 9523
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT, Maritime
Certification - Regulatory
Apr 16, 2020107.48 KB
Size: 107.48 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+9602-Iridium+9603+Chipsets_RoHS+Certificate_SBNCS1901x_102519.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603
Jul 19, 201225.32 KB
Size: 25.32 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium 9603_Declaration Conformity_(JUL12).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Jul 17, 2012109.88 KB
Size: 109.88 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium 9603_FCC Part 25_(JUL12).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

FCC Part 25 Grant for Iridium 9603
Dated July 2012

Products: Iridium 9603
Jul 26, 201276.72 KB
Size: 76.72 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium 9603_IC Certificate_(JUL12).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Apr 08, 2020110.08 KB
Size: 110.08 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+9603N_EU+Declaration+of+Conformity_SBDN9603_P1443-RD-086_040420.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Apr 08, 2020618.67 KB
Size: 618.67 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+9603N_EU+Type+Certificate_SBDN9603_DK-RED000395+i01_040820.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Apr 17, 201584.12 KB
Size: 84.12 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium 9603N_FCC Part 15_(APR15).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

FCC Part 15 Grant for Iridium 9603N.
Dated April 2015

Products: Iridium 9603
Apr 17, 201590.25 KB
Size: 90.25 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium 9603N_FCC Part 25_(APR15).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Apr 17, 2014687.92 KB
Size: 687.92 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium 9603N_IC Certificate_(APR14).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

IC Certificate for Iridium 9603N
Dated: April 2014

Products: Iridium 9603
Apr 17, 2016136.74 KB
Size: 136.74 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium 9603N_Japan Type Approval_APR16.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Apr 16, 202057.41 KB
Size: 57.41 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+9603N_REACH+201+Declaration_SBDN9603X_102619.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Apr 16, 202098.24 KB
Size: 98.24 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+9603N_RoHS+Certificate_SBDB9603X_102619.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Nov 28, 2019459.37 KB
Size: 459.37 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+9603N_Restricted+Materials+Conformity+Report_CETR-IRD15.1_112818.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

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

Products: Iridium 9603
Comparison Chart
May 15, 2020122.84 KB
Size: 122.84 KB
File Name: CC_Iridium+IOT_Comparison+Chart_051420.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Comparison Chart comparing the differences between Iridium's IoT products. Side 1 compares the Iridium Edge, Iridium Edge Pro and the Iridium Edge Solar; while side B compares the Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Core 9523 and the Iridium Certus 9770. Updated May 15, 2020.

Products: Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Certus 9770, Iridium Core 9523, Iridium Edge®, Iridium Edge® Pro, Iridium Edge® Solar
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT
End of Life
Jan 17, 201861.3 KB
Size: 61.3 KB
File Name: EOL_Iridium_Subscriber Equipment_EOL Policy_r1.1_NOV08.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Iridium's general subscriber equipment end of life policy.

Products: Iridium 9505A, Iridium 9522B, Iridium 9555, Iridium 9575A, Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium AxcessPoint (DISCONTINUED), Iridium Certus 9810, Iridium Core 9523, Iridium Edge®, Iridium Edge® Demo Kit, Iridium Extreme®, Iridium Extreme® PTT, Iridium GO!®, Iridium OpenPort®, Iridium Pilot®, Iridium Pilot® Land Station
Fact Sheet
Feb 21, 20201.04 MB
Size: 1.04 MB
File Name: FS_Iridium+Global+Line+of+Sight_Fact+Sheet_022120.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Fact Sheet outlining how Iridium enables autonomous systems anywhere in the world with Global Line of Sight (GLOS)

Products: Iridium 9602, Iridium 9603, Iridium Certus 9770, Iridium Core 9523
Verticals: Aviation, IoT, Land Mobile, Maritime, U.S. Government
Applications: Autonomous Systems, UAV
Legal Notice
Jan 17, 2018128.54 KB
Size: 128.54 KB
File Name: LGL_Iridium_Product Sales Terms and Conditions_r7.0_SEP16.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Iridium's product sales term and conditions.

Verticals: Corporate
Jan 17, 201848.95 KB
Size: 48.95 KB
File Name: LGL_Iridium_Satellite Subscriber Service Policy_r1.0_SEP09.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Iridium's satellite subscriber service policy.

Verticals: Corporate
Product Details
Nov 22, 2019372.01 KB
Size: 372.01 KB
File Name: PP_GW16130+Mini-PCIe+Satellite+Modem_Data+Sheet_112219.pdf
Vendor: Gateworks Corporation
File Type: PDF
Products: Iridium 9603
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT
Mar 17, 2020178 KB
Size: 178 KB
File Name: DS_Iridium+9603_Datasheet_031720.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Datasheet detailing the specifications of the Iridium 9603 Transceiver

Products: Iridium 9603
Verticals: IoT
Video
Apr 03, 2018161.96 MB
Size: 161.96 MB
File Name: VID_Iridium+IoT_Are+You+Connected+Video_MAR18.zip
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: ZIP
Description:

Video published on March 30th, 2018 covering Iridium's IoT connectivity features and ecosystem of service support.

Products: Iridium Edge®, Iridium Edge® Demo Kit
Verticals: IoT