Iridium 9603N SBD Transceiver

Iridium 9603N SBD Transceiver

  • Vendor:Iridium
  • Category: Iridium Satellite, Latest Products, M2M / IoT, Satellite Tracking, Short Burst Data
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Iridium 9603N SBD Transceiver

2 Week Lead Time 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.


  • 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

DC Power Input

Power consumption at 5.0 VDC Peak Average
Idle current 156mA 34mA
Transmit Current 1.3A 145mA
Receive Current 156mA 39mA
SBD Message Average Current Average Power
Transfer 158mA <= 0.8 W


Temperature Degrees °C Degrees °F
Operating Range -30ºC to +85ºC -20ºF to +185ºF
Storage Temperature Range -40ºC to +85ºC -40ºF to +185ºF
Operating Humidity ≤75% RH
Storage Humidity Range ≤93% RH

RF Characteristics

Parameter Value
Frequency Range 1616 MHz to 1626.5 MHz
Duplexing Method TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
Input/Output Impedance 50Ω
Multiplexing Method TDMA/FDMA


Dimensions mm inches
31.5L x 29.6W x 8.10D 1.24L x 1.16W x 0.31D
Weight kg lbs
9603N .0114 0.025

Iridium SBD (Short Burst Data) Airtime Service Plans for IOT & M2M SBD

Plan Name Billing Period Contract Period Includes / Monthly Allowance Additional Usage Per KB Monthly Price
Base SBD  1 Month  3 Months 0 KB (0.00 bytes) $1.50 / KB (1000 bytes)  $26.00
Starter SBD  1 Month  6 Months 8 KB (8000 bytes) $1.45 / KB (1000 bytes)  $28.00
Standard SBD  1 Month  12 Months 12 KB (12000 bytes) $1.35 / KB (1000 bytes)  $32.00
Research SBD  1 Month  12 Months 17 KB (17000 bytes) $1.25 / KB (1000 bytes)  $44.00
Enterprise SBD  1 Month  12 Months 30 KB (30000 bytes) $1.15 / KB (1000 bytes)  $54.00