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
Jan 17, 20181.16 MB
Size: 1.16 MB
File Name: BR_Iridium Core 9523_Brochure _ENG_(DEC14).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description: Brochure of Iridium 9523 in English
Products: Iridium Core 9523
Verticals: IoT
Jan 17, 2018776.04 KB
Size: 776.04 KB
File Name: BR_Iridium Core 9523_Brochure _RUS_(DEC15).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description: Brochure of Iridium 9523 in Russian
Products: Iridium Core 9523
Verticals: IoT
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
Jun 20, 2019798.9 KB
Size: 798.9 KB
File Name: CS_Iridium+Connected+Drones+Deliver+Vaccines_Swoop+Aero_060619.pdf
Vendor: M2M Connectivity Pty Ltd
File Type: PDF
Description:

Company Swoop Aero uses drones equipped with Iridium Core 9523 Transceivers to deliver vaccines and medical supplies to remote islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The Iridium® technology on board helps monitor the location and condition of the precious packages. The on-demand supply of vaccines leads to higher immunization rates of kids in hardly-accessible places and proves to be a more economical transportation method for the delivery of primary health care services.

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: Land Mobile
Jan 09, 20191000.33 KB
Size: 1000.33 KB
File Name: CS_Iridium+Enables+Positive+Train+Control_GSE_DEC18.pdf
Vendor: Global Satellite Engineering Inc.
File Type: PDF
Description:

“The Iridium Connected® GSE MCG-101 product powered by Short Burst Data® helps railroad companies meet important regulatory standards and minimize train collisions.”

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Services: Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)
Verticals: IoT
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
Feb 21, 2020929.08 KB
Size: 929.08 KB
File Name: CS_Iridium+Technology+Enables+Tropical+Cyclone+Forecasts_Atmosphere+PLANET+Terminal_022120.pdf
Vendor: ATMOSPHERE
File Type: PDF
Description:

The ReNovRisk project uses innovative technology to improve the understanding and modelling of tropical cyclones in the South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO), with the goal of making populations in the SWIO less vulnerable to the hazards associated with cyclones. Iridium Connected unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allow the program operators to take advantage of Iridium’s Global Line of SightSM services to perform missions that allow them to better understand storm formation and provide more precise weather forecasts.

Partner Product: ATMOSPHERE PLANET Terminal
Iridium Product: Iridium Core 9523
Iridium Service: Iridium RUDICS

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Services: Iridium RUDICS
Verticals: IoT
Applications: UAV
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 24, 202055.88 KB
Size: 55.88 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+9523+PTT_REACH+201+Declaration_110119.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

REACH 201 Declaration for the Iridium 9523 PTT (IRID0425X). Updated November 01, 2019.

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 24, 2020102.33 KB
Size: 102.33 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+9523+PTT_RoHS+Certificate_IRIDN0425X_110119.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

RoHS Certificate of Compliance for the Iridium 9523 PTT (IRIDN0425X). Updated November 01, 2019.

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 04, 2020109.97 KB
Size: 109.97 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+Core+9523_EU+Declaration+of+Conformity_IRID0125_P0947-REGA-005_044020.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

EU Declaration of Conformity for Iridium Core 9523 (PN IRID0125)
Type Examination Certificate No. DK-RED000503 i01
Dated: April 04, 2020

Products: Iridium Core 9523
May 05, 2020621.04 KB
Size: 621.04 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+Core+9523_EU+Type+Certificate_IRID0125_DK-RED000503+i01_040820.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

EU Type Examination Certificate for Iridium Core 9523 (PN IRID0125)
Certificate No: DK-RED000503 i01
Dated: April 08, 2020

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Nov 17, 201115.52 KB
Size: 15.52 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523_FCC Part 25_(NOV11).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

FCC Part 25 Grant for Iridium Core 9523.
Dated November 2011

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Nov 17, 2011166.64 KB
Size: 166.64 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523_ITU GMPCS-MoU Receipt_(NOV11).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

ITU GMPCS-MoU Receipt for Iridium Core 9523.
Dated November 2011

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Nov 17, 201131.38 KB
Size: 31.38 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523_IC Certificate_(NOV11).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

IC Certificate for Iridium Core 9523.
Dated November 2011

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Oct 17, 201233.39 KB
Size: 33.39 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523_Manufacturer Affidavit_(OCT12).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Manufacturer's Affadavit for Iridium Core 9523.
Dated October 2012

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 16, 202058.03 KB
Size: 58.03 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+Core+9523_REACH+201+Declaration_IRID0125x_110419.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

REACH 201 Declaration for the Iridium Core 9523 (IRD0125x). Updated November 04, 2019.

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Jun 17, 201491.43 KB
Size: 91.43 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523_RoHS Certificate_JUN14.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

RoHS Certificate for Iridium Core 9523.

RoHS Certificate for Iridium Core 9523.
Dated: June 2014

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 16, 2020101.01 KB
Size: 101.01 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+Core+9523_RoHS+Certificate_IRD0125x_110419.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

RoHS Certificate of Compliance for the Iridium Core 9523 (IRD0125x). Updated November 04, 2019.

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 04, 2020217.89 KB
Size: 217.89 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523N_Declaration Conformity_SEP17.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

EU Declaration of Conformity for Iridium Core 9523N (PN IRIDN0125A)
Type Examination Certificate No: DK-RED000367 i01
Dated: April 04, 2020

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 08, 2020620.1 KB
Size: 620.1 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+Core+9523N_EU+Type+Certificate_IRIDN0125_DK-RED000367+i01_040820.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

EU Type Examination Certificate for Iridium Core 9523N (PN IRIDN0125)
Certificate No: DK-RED000367 i01
Dated: April 08, 2020

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 17, 2016134.32 KB
Size: 134.32 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523N_FCC Part 15B_(APR16).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

FCC Part 15 Grant for Iridium Core 9523N.
Dated April 2016

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 17, 2016196.81 KB
Size: 196.81 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523N_FCC Part 25_(APR16).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

FCC Part 25 Grant for Iridium Core 9523N.
Dated April 2016

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 17, 2016581.34 KB
Size: 581.34 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium Core 9523N_IC Certificate.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

FCB Technical Acceptance Certificate for Iridium Core 9523N.
Dated April 2016

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 16, 202064.34 KB
Size: 64.34 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+Core+9523N_REACH+201+Declaration_IRIDN0125X_110819.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

REACH 201 Declaration for the Iridium Core 9523N (IRIDN0125X). Updated November 08, 2019.

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Apr 16, 202064.34 KB
Size: 64.34 KB
File Name: CRT_Iridium+Core+9523N_RoHS+Certificate_IRIDN0125X_110819.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

RoHS Certificate of Compliance for the Iridium Core 9523N (IRIDN0125X). Updated November 08, 2019.

Products: Iridium Core 9523
Jul 27, 2020138.58 KB
Size: 138.58 KB
File Name: LGL_Iridium+Parts+List+with+ECCN+HTS+and+Origin_061720.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Part List with countries of origin for Iridium products.
Updated July 17, 2020

Verticals: Corporate
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
Presentation
Feb 25, 2020676.9 KB
Size: 676.9 KB
File Name: PP_PRE_Atmosphere+PLANET+Terminal_Specifications+and+Use+Cases_110719.pdf
Vendor: ATMOSPHERE
File Type: PDF
Products: Iridium Core 9523
Verticals: Aviation
Applications: Autonomous Systems, Aviation, Rotocraft, UAV
Product Details
Mar 17, 2020245.59 KB
Size: 245.59 KB
File Name: DS_Iridium+Core+9523_Datasheet_031720.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Datasheet detailing the specifications of the Iridium Core 9523 Transceiver

Products: Iridium Core 9523
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