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 & Features

Mechanical

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

Environmental

  • 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 to 1626.5 MHz
  • Duplexing method: TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
  • Input/output impedance: 50_
  • Multiplexing method: TDMA/FDMA

Power

  • Supply input voltage range: 5.0V +/- .5V DC
  • Supply input voltage ripple: <40mV pp
  • Idle Current (peak): 156mA
  • Idle Current (average): 34mA
  • Transmit Current (peak): 1.3A
  • Transmit Current (average): 145mA
  • Receive Current (peak): 156mA
  • Receive Current (average): 39mA
  • SBD message transfer – average current: 158mA
  • SBD message transfer – average power: <= 0.8 W

Resources

BrochureLast UpdatedSize
Iridium 9603 – Brochure (ENG)Feb 19, 2019794.19 KB
Iridium 9603 – Brochure (RUS)Feb 19, 20191.42 MB
Iridium IoT – BrochureFeb 19, 20192.65 MB
Iridium SBD – Brochure (CHN)Feb 19, 20198.74 MB
Iridium SBD – Brochure (ENG)Feb 19, 20192.21 MB
Iridium SBD – Brochure (RUS)Feb 19, 2019654.11 KB
Case Study
Case Study: Iridium Polar Research Solutions (FEB17)Feb 19, 201916.5 MB
Case Study: Keeping Fishing Vessels in ComplianceFeb 19, 2019342.54 KB
Certification - Regulatory
Iridium 9603 – Declaration of Conformity (JUL12)Apr 17, 201925.32 KB
Iridium 9603 – FCC Part 25 Grant (JUL12)Apr 17, 2019109.88 KB
Iridium 9603 – Industry Canada Certificate (JUL12)Apr 17, 201976.72 KB
Iridium 9603N – Declaration of Conformity (SEP17)Apr 17, 2019217.51 KB
Iridium 9603N – EU Type Examination (SEP17)Apr 19, 2019
Iridium 9603N – FCC Part 15 Grant (APR15)Apr 17, 201984.12 KB
Iridium 9603N – FCC Part 25 Grant (APR15)Apr 17, 201990.25 KB
Iridium 9603N – Homologation Certificate Anatel BrazilApr 17, 2019229.42 KB
Iridium 9603N – Industry Canada Certificate (APR14)Apr 17, 2019687.92 KB
Iridium 9603N – Japan Type Approval (APR16)Apr 19, 2019136.74 KB
Iridium 9603N – REACH 168 Certificate of Compliance (MAR16)Apr 17, 2019695.73 KB
Iridium 9603N – RoHS Certificate of Compliance (NOV18)Apr 17, 2019118.08 KB
Iridium 9603N – RoHS Restricted Materials Report (NOV18)Apr 17, 2019459.37 KB
Comparison Chart
Iridium IoT – Comparison ChartFeb 19, 2019162.88 KB
End of Life
Iridium – Subscriber Equipment – End of Life PolicyMar 13, 201961.3 KB
Legal Notice
Iridium – Product Sales Terms & ConditionsMar 13, 2019128.54 KB
Iridium – Satellite Subscriber – Service PolicyMar 13, 201948.95 KB
Video
Iridium IoT – Video – “Are You Connected?”Mar 07, 2019161.96 MB