Iridium Core 9523

Overview

Iridium Core 9523 is Iridium’s smallest, lightest and most advanced voice and data satellite transceiver module ever, enabling simplified global voice and data connectivity through the world’s furthest reaching network.

Over 90% more compact than our previous model and featuring standardized connectors, it easily integrates into new partner products to reach previously under-served consumer and vertical markets – and drive global communications in ways never thought possible.

Features

  • Pole-to-pole Global Coverage
  • Ultra Compact Form Factor
  • Single-board Transceiver
  • Standardized Connectors
  • Voice, Circuit Switched Data and RUDICS
  • Short Burst Data (SBD) Capable
  • Direct PCB Integration
  • FCC, Industry Canada, and CE Approval*

 

Technical Specifications

* For applications using an antenna with a gain of up to 3dbi.
 
Capabilities

  • Iridium Voice, SMS, Circuit Switched Data and RUDICS
  • Maximum Mobile Originated SBD Message Size 1960
  • Maximum Mobile Terminated SBD Message Size 1890

 
Mechanical Dimensions

  • Length: 70.44 mm
  • Width: 36.04 mm
  • Height: 14.6 mm (reservoir capacitors) 8.9 mm (screen can)
  • Weight: 32g

 
Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature Range: -30ºC to + 70ºC
  • 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

  • VBAT Power Input Specifications
  • Nominal Voltage: +3.7 V
  • Voltage Limits: +3.2 V to +6 V
  • Maximal Current: 500 mA
  • VBAT Typical Current at Nominal: +3.7 V
  • Standby Current: 70 mA
  • Calling Current: (Peak) 300 mA
  • Calling Current: (Average) 110 mA

 
VBOOST Power Input

  • Nominal Voltage: +27 V
  • Absolute Maximal Voltage: +35 V
  • Maximal Recommended Voltage: +32 V
  • Minimal Voltage during Call Transmit Burst: +10.5 V
  • Maximal Current: 1 A

 
VBOOST Power Consumption

  • Typical Average Power During Call: 2.3 W
  • Maximal Average Power During Call: 3.1 W

Resources

BrochureLast UpdatedSize
Iridium Core 9523 – Brochure (ENG)Feb 19, 20191.16 MB
Iridium Core 9523 – Brochure (RUS)Feb 19, 2019776.04 KB
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
Iridium IoT – BrochureFeb 19, 20192.65 MB
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
Case Study: Iridium Enables Positive Train ControlFeb 19, 20191000.33 KB
Case Study: Iridium Connected Drones Deliver Vaccines in Remote Parts of the WorldJun 20, 2019798.9 KB
Certification - Regulatory
Iridium Parts List with ECCN HTS and OriginMar 12, 201973.58 KB
Iridium Core 9523 – Declaration of Conformity (NOV11)Apr 19, 201929.32 KB
Iridium Core 9523 – FCC Part 25 Grant (NOV11)Apr 19, 201915.52 KB
Iridium Core 9523 – ITU GMPCS-MoU Receipt (NOV11)Apr 19, 2019166.64 KB
Iridium Core 9523 – Industry Canada Certification (NOV11)Apr 19, 201931.38 KB
Iridium Core 9523 – Manufacturer’s Affidavit (OCT12)Apr 19, 201933.39 KB
Iridium Core 9523 – RoHS Certificate of Compliance (JUN14)Apr 19, 201991.43 KB
Iridium Core 9523N – Declaration of Conformity (SEP17)Apr 19, 2019217.89 KB
Iridium Core 9523N – FCC Part 15B Grant (APR16)Apr 19, 2019134.32 KB
Iridium Core 9523N – FCC Part 25 Grant (APR16)Apr 19, 2019196.81 KB
Iridium Core 9523N – Homologation Certificate Anatel Brazil (DEC16)Apr 19, 2019229.22 KB
Iridium Core 9523N – Industry Canada Certification (APR16)Apr 19, 2019581.34 KB
Iridium Core 9523N – REACH 169 Declaration (SEP16)Apr 19, 20191.48 MB
Iridium Core 9523N – RoHS Certificate of Compliance (JUL16)Apr 19, 201977 KB
Comparison Chart
Iridium IoT – Comparison ChartFeb 19, 2019162.88 KB
End of Life
Iridium – Subscriber Equipment – End of Life PolicyJun 12, 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?”Dec 12, 2019161.96 MB