Iridium 9602N SBD Transceiver
Satellite Transceiver

Iridium 9602N SBD Transceiver

  • Vendor:Iridium
  • Category: Iridium Satellite Products, Latest Products, Short Burst Data
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Iridium 9602N SBD Transceiver

The Iridium 9602N SBD transceiver module combines the global coverage of the Iridium satellite constellation with the low latency of the Iridium Short Burst Data Service (SBD) to provide highly reliable satellite communications globally. The Iridium 9602N Tracking Transceiver is designed to be integrated into a wireless data application with other host system hardware and software to produce a full solution designed for a specific application or vertical market. It is smaller, lighter, and lower cost than its predecessor, making it ideal for integration into machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions such as automatic vehicle location, asset monitoring, marine, and personal tracking applications – everywhere. This tracking transceiver was developed to exclusively support Iridium’s Short Burst Data service, providing critical data communications on a global scope.

Iridium 9602N Transceiver Features

The 9602N SBD transceiver is designed to incorporate into an integrated satellite communication solution for a specific application or vertical market.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Compact form factor
  • Pole-to-pole global coverage
  • Short Burst Data capable
  • RS232 interface
  • GPS module antenna feed for shared antenna applications
  • Simple AT command interface
  • Automatic message queue notification
  • Single header connector for:
    • Power
    • On/off control
    • logical level asynchronous Uart Control
    • Network availability
  • XXMC connector for small omni-directional L-Band antennas
  • Fully certified
  • 12 month warranty

How The 9602N SBD Transceiver Works

The Iridium 9602N is a single board unit designed as a ‘black box’ transceiver module with all device interfaces controlled by a single multi-pin interface connector in addition to the antenna connector. As the product only provides the core transceiver, all other end-user field application functions such as GPS, microprocessor based logic control, digital and analog inputs, digital and analog outputs, power supply, and antenna must be provided by the solution developer. The device interface across the user connector consists of a serial-data interface, DC power input, network available output, and a power on/off control line. The Iridium 9602N does not incorporate nor require a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card to be inserted into the transceiver. The Iridium 9602N is intended to be used as a transceiver module fitted within another host system.


Typical Power Consumption at +5 VDC Average Peak
Idle current 35mA 170mA
Transmit Current 140mA 1.3A
Receive Current 40mA 170mA
Message Transfer Average Current Average Power
SBD message transfer 150mA <=0.8W


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

Dimensions 3 x 3 x 2 in
Primary Features Single board transceiver
Small form factor
No SIM card
Designed to be incorporated into an OEM solution
RoHS compliant
Global operating capability
Maximum mobile originated message size 340 bytes
Maximum mobile terminated message size 270 bytes
Device Dimensions 41mm (1.61 inches) x 45mm (1.77 inches) x 13mm (.51 inches)
Device Weight 3g (.11 ounces)
Operating Temperature -40ºC (-40ºF) to 85ºC (185ºF)
Storage Temperature -40ºC (-40ºF) to 85ºC (185ºF)


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
9602N Transceiver
41L x 45W x 13D 1.6L x 1.7W x 0.5D
Weight kg lbs
9602N Transceiver 0.03 0.06