Iridium 9603

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.

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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.

Key Features

Small form factor offering
unmatched integration flexibility
Pole-to-pole global coverage
Single-board transceiver
Single header connector for:
– Power
– On/off control
– logical level asynchronous
– UART control
– Network availability
Simple AT command interface
SIM-less operation
Automatic notification that
mobile-terminated messages
are queued

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Mechanical Dimensions

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

Environmental Specifications

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 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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Iridium 9603 Brochure

Iridium 9603 Datasheet

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