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.


Tech Specs & Features

Mechanical

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

Environmental

  • 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 to 1626.5 MHz 
  • Duplexing method: TDD (Time Domain Duplex) 
  • Input/output impedance: 50_ 
  • Multiplexing method: TDMA/FDMA 

Power

  • Supply input voltage range: 5.0V +/- .5V DC 
  • Supply input voltage ripple: <40mV pp 
  • Idle Current (peak): 156mA 
  • Idle Current (average): 34mA 
  • Transmit Current (peak): 1.3 A 
  • Transmit Current (average): 145mA 
  • Receive Current (peak): 156mA 
  • Receive Current (average): 39mA 
  • SBD message transfer - average current: 158mA 
  • SBD message transfer - average power: <= 0.8 W

Resources

Brochures Last Updated Size
Iridium 9603 - Brochure - Russian (PDF) Dec 14, 2015 1.4 MB
Iridium 9603 Brochure LR - English (PDF) Sep 12, 2014 0.8 MB
Iridium Certus M2M Infographic (PDF) Nov 25, 2016 0.6 MB
Iridium SBD Service - Brochure - English (PDF) Jan 19, 2014 2.2 MB
Comparison Charts
Iridium M2M Comparison Chart (PDF) Sep 14, 2015 0.1 MB

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