Iridium 9603 Module

Manufacturer : Iridium

Model : SBDN9603

  • Supports Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
  • Truly Global Two-Way Voice & Data Communications
  • Smallest Form Factor of any Commercial Satellite Module Available
Iridium 9603 module
Iridium 9603 module next to pencil eraser for scale
Iridium 9603 module
Iridium 9603 module next to pencil eraser for scale

Iridium 9603 Module


Manufacturer : Iridium

Model : SBDN9603

  • Supports Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
  • Truly Global Two-Way Voice & Data Communications
  • Smallest Form Factor of any Commercial Satellite Module Available

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
  • The smallest commercially available satellite module available, lightweight, low-power for unmatched integration flexibility
  • Single Board Module
  • Integrate additional functions such as GPS, microprocessor-based logic control, digital and analog I/O, power supply, and antenna
  • Single Header Connector
  • For power, on/off control, logical level asynchronous, UART control, and network availability
  • Compliance
  • RoHS, EC, FCC Part 15 and Part 25, IC, REACH 201, ANATEL, NRRA - Korea, Japan Type Approval
  • No SIM Card
Iridium 9603 module studio photograph

Related Case Studies

Iridium® Enables Vietnamese Fishing Fleets to Stay Connected with Viettel Vessel Management Systems

Viettel’s S-Tracking Vessel Management System (VMS) enabled by the Iridium 9603 module connected Vietnamese fishing fleets to both local FMCs and first responders using Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD), providing up-to-date critical information that supports marine life sustainability in addition to increasing crew member safety.

Iridium Short Burst Data® Helps Coordinate Disaster Response in Canada

Canada’s Department of National Defense used Iridium Connected® T24 Whisper devices to track assets and personnel, as well as allow text communications to organize logistics for disaster response efforts

Related Case Studies

Viettel’s S-Tracking Vessel Management System (VMS) enabled by the Iridium 9603 module connected Vietnamese fishing fleets to both local FMCs and first responders using Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD), providing up-to-date critical information that supports marine life sustainability in addition to increasing crew member safety.

Product Specifications and Certifications

Technical Specifications

Mechanical
Field Label Field Value
Dimensions ( L x W x H ) 31.5 x 29.6 x 8.1 mm
Weight 11.4 g
Environmental
Field Label Field Value
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
RF Interface
Field Label Field Value
Duplexing Method TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
I / O Impedence 50 Ohm
Multiplexing Method TDMA/FDMA
Power
Field Label Field Value
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
Network
Field Label Field Value
Telephony No
Location Based Services No
User Experience
Field Label Field Value
GEOS Support No

Certifications

  • ANATEL
  • EC
  • FCC Part 15 and Part 25 Grant
  • Industry Canada
  • Japan Type Approval
  • NRRA – Korea
  • REACH 201
  • RoHS Compliant

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Brochure
Last Updated
Size
Jan 17, 2018
794.19 KB
Document Name
Iridium 9603 - Brochure (ENG)
File Name
BR_Iridium 9603_Brochure_ENG_(SEP14).pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Brochure for Iridium 9603 in English.
File Type
PDF
File Size
794.19 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Verticals
Aviation, IoT, Land Mobile, Maritime, U.S. Government
Document Name
Iridium 9603 - Brochure (RUS)
File Name
BR_Iridium 9603_Brochure_RUS_(DEC15).pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Brochure for Iridium 9603 in Russian.
File Type
PDF
File Size
1.42 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Verticals
Aviation, IoT, Land Mobile, Maritime, U.S. Government
Jan 17, 2018
2.65 MB
Document Name
Iridium IoT - Brochure
File Name
BR_Iridium M2M_Brochure_APR14.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Brochure for Iridium Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions.
File Type
PDF
File Size
2.65 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
Related Products
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Verticals
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Jan 17, 2018
8.74 MB
Document Name
Iridium SBD - Brochure (CHN)
File Name
BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_CHN_(NOV11).pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Brochure of Iridium SBD in Chinese
File Type
PDF
File Size
8.74 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
Related Products
Iridium Core 9523, Iridium 9603 Module, Iridium 9602 Module, Iridium Edge®
Related Services
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
IoT
Jan 17, 2018
2.21 MB
Document Name
Iridium SBD - Brochure (ENG)
File Name
BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_ENG_(OCT13).pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Brochure of Iridium SBD in English
File Type
PDF
File Size
2.21 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
Related Products
Iridium Core 9523, Iridium 9603 Module, Iridium 9602 Module, Iridium Edge®
Related Services
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
IoT
Jan 17, 2018
654.11 KB
Document Name
Iridium SBD - Brochure (RUS)
File Name
BR_Iridium SBD_Brochure_RUS_(DEC15).pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Brochure of Iridium SBD in Russian
File Type
PDF
File Size
654.11 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
Related Products
Iridium Core 9523, Iridium 9603 Module, Iridium 9602 Module, Iridium Edge®
Related Services
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
IoT
Case Study
Document Name
Case Study: Iridium Enables Backcountry Skier to Stay Safe & Connected
File Name
CS_Iridium Enables Backcountry Skier to Stay Safe_Bivy_071221.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Extreme adventuring around the globe requires easy-to-use, reliable communications anywhere in the world to allow for communications with friends and family, assist in navigation, and ensure personal safety. Learn how extreme backcountry skier Cody Townsend used the Bivy Stick to stay connected while in remote locations.
File Type
PDF
File Size
553.27 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
July 12, 2021 12:00 AM EST
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Related Services
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
Land Mobile
Document Name
Case Study: Iridium Enables Rescue Squadron to Work Faster and Stay Connected
File Name
CS_Iridium Enables Research Squadron to Work Faster and stay Connected_Somewear_061121.pdf
Vendor
Somewear Labs, Inc.
Description
The Somewear Global Hotspot and Iridium Short Burst Data combine to Enable Rescue Squadron to Work Faster and Stay Connected
File Type
PDF
File Size
657 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
June 11, 2021 12:00 AM EST
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Related Services
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
Land Mobile
Document Name
Case Study: Iridium Enables Vietnamese Fishing Fleet to Stay Connected with Viettel VMS
File Name
CS_Iridium Enables Vietnamese Fishing Fleets to Stay Connected_Viettel S-Tracking_071621.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Vietnamese fishing fleets chartering in remote oceanic locations must export real-time fishing catch reports and other vessel information to Fishery Monitoring Centers (FMCs) for marine life conservation efforts. Learn how the Viettel S-Tracking Vessel Management System and Iridium help solve this issue.
File Type
PDF
File Size
1.17 MB
File Version
1.0
Date
July 16, 2021 12:00 AM EST
Applications
Vessel Monitoring System
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module, Viettel S-Tracking VMS
Related Services
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
Maritime
Document Name
Case Study: Iridium Polar Research Solutions
File Name
CS_Iridium Polar Research Solutions_MAY18.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
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
Related Products
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Verticals
IoT
Document Name
Case Study: Iridium Short Burst Data - Helps Coordinate Disaster Response in Canada
File Name
CS_Iridium Short Burst Data_Helps Coordinate Disaster Response in Canada_T24_061121.pdf
Vendor
NORTAC Defence Limited
Description
Case Study - 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
801.93 KB
File Version
2.0
Date
June 11, 2021 12:00 AM EST
Applications
Blue Force Tracking
Related Products
Iridium 9602 Module, Iridium 9603 Module
Related Services
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
IoT, Land Mobile, U.S. Government
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.pdf
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
Iridium 9602 Module, Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603 - Certificate of Origin
File Name
9603 COO.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Manufacturer's certificate of origin for 9603, (not 9603N)
File Type
PDF
File Size
169.1 KB
File Version
v1.0
Date
May 28, 2012 12:00 AM EST
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603 - EC Declaration of Conformity
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603_Declaration Conformity_(JUL12).pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603 - FCC Part 25 Grant
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603_FCC Part 25_(JUL12).pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603 - Industry Canada Certificate
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603_IC Certificate_(JUL12).pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - Certificate of Origin
File Name
9603N COO.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Certificate of Origin for 9603N SBD Modem
File Type
PDF
File Size
147.25 KB
File Version
v1.0
Date
July 19, 2021 12:00 AM EST
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - EU Declaration of Conformity
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_EU Declaration of Conformity_SBDN9603_P1443-RD-086_040420.pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - EU Type Examination Certification
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_EU Type Certificate_SBDN9603_DK-RED000395 i01_040820.pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - FCC Part 25 Grant
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_FCC Part 25_(APR15).pdf
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
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - Industry Canada Certificate
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_IC Certificate_(APR14).pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - Japan Type Approval
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_Japan Type Approval_APR16.pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - REACH 201 Declaration (SBDN9603X)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_REACH 201 Declaration_SBDN9603X_102619.pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - RoHS Certificate of Compliance (SBDN9603X)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_RoHS Certificate_SBDB9603X_102619.pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N - RoHS Restricted Materials Report
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_Restricted Materials Conformity Report_CETR-IRD15.1_112818.pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N – REACH 201 Declaration (SBDN9603X)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_REACH 26 Declaration_SBDN9603_080420.pdf
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
Related Products
Iridium 9603 Module
Document Name
Iridium 9603N – RoHS Certificate of Compliance (SBDN9603X)
File Name
CRT_Iridium 9603N_RoHS Certificate_SBDN9603_080420.pdf
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
Related Products
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Document Name
Iridium Subscriber Equipment - TSCA Declaration
File Name
Iridium TSCA Letter - 2021-05-19 executed.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
File Type
PDF
File Size
150.97 KB
File Version
1
Date
May 21, 2021 12:00 AM EST
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Comparison Chart
May 15, 2020
122.84 KB
Document Name
Iridium IoT - Comparison Chart
File Name
CC_Iridium IOT_Comparison Chart_051420.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
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. Dated: May 15, 2020
File Type
PDF
File Size
122.84 KB
File Version
3
Date
May 05, 2020 12:00 AM EST
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Document Name
Iridium IoT Modules - Comparison Chart
File Name
CC_Iridium IoT Transceivers_Comparison Chart_033121v2.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Chart comparing the differences between Iridium's IoT Modules, which include the Iridium 9522B, Iridium Core 9523, Iridium 9602 and Iridium 9603.
File Type
PDF
File Size
392.65 KB
File Version
5.0
Date
July 06, 2021 12:00 AM EST
Related Products
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End of Life
Document Name
Iridium - Subscriber Equipment - End of Life Policy
File Name
EOL_Iridium_Subscriber Equipment_EOL Policy_r1.1_NOV08.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Iridium's general subscriber equipment end of life policy.

File Type
PDF
File Size
61.3 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Fact Sheet
Document Name
Iridium Global Line of Sight - Fact Sheet
File Name
FS_Iridium Global Line of Sight_Fact Sheet_062121.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Fact Sheet outlining how Iridium enables autonomous systems anywhere in the world with Global Line of Sight (GLOS)
File Type
PDF
File Size
512.49 KB
File Version
3.0
Date
June 21, 2021 12:00 AM EST
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Legal Notice
Document Name
Iridium - Satellite Subscriber - Service Policy
File Name
LGL_Iridium_Satellite Subscriber Service Policy_r1.0_SEP09.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Iridium's satellite subscriber service policy.

File Type
PDF
File Size
48.95 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
January 17, 2018 06:28 PM EST
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Product Details
Document Name
GW16130 Mini-PCIe Satellite Modem - Datasheet
File Name
PP_GW16130 Mini-PCIe Satellite Modem_Data Sheet_112219.pdf
Vendor
Gateworks Corporation
File Type
PDF
File Size
372.01 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
November 22, 2019 04:50 PM EST
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Mar 17, 2020
178 KB
Document Name
Iridium 9603 - Datasheet
File Name
DS_Iridium 9603_Datasheet_031720.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Datasheet detailing the specifications of the Iridium 9603 Transceiver

File Type
PDF
File Size
178 KB
File Version
1.0
Date
March 17, 2020 09:00 AM EST
Related Products
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Video
Document Name
Iridium IoT - Video - "Are You Connected?"
File Name
VID_Iridium IoT_Are You Connected Video_MAR18.zip
Vendor
Iridium
Description

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

File Type
ZIP
File Size
161.96 MB
File Version
1
Date
March 29, 2018 01:28 PM EST
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Iridium 9603 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.

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