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.
- Length: 31.5 mm
- Width: 29.6 mm
- Depth: 8.1 mm
- Weight: 11.4 g
- Operating Temperature Range: -40ºC to +85ºC
- Operating Humidity Range: _ 75% RH
- Storage Temperature Range: -40ºC to +85ºC
- Storage Humidity Range: _ 93 % RH
- 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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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
REACH 201 Declaration for the Iridium 9603N (SBDN9603X). Updated October 26, 2019.
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
REACH 201 Declaration for the Iridium 9603N
Dated: August 04, 2020
RoHS Certificate of Compliance for the Iridium 9603N
Dated: August 04, 2020
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December 10, 2020
Chart comparing the differences between Iridium's IoT Transceivers, which include the Iridium 9522B, Iridium Core 9523, Iridium 9602 and Iridium 9603.
Dated: March 31, 2021
Iridium's general subscriber equipment end of life policy.
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Datasheet detailing the specifications of the Iridium 9603 Transceiver
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