The Iridium 9603 SBD Transceiver provides extremely reliable satellite communications, from pole to pole, by combining the worldwide coverage of the Iridium satellite network with the low latency of the Iridium SBD (Short Burst Data) Service. The 9603 is perfect for applications with tight space constraints, like monitoring, tracking, and alarm systems, and it’s very affordable. The Iridium 9603 transceiver broadens the worldwide Iridium user base by delivering two-way communications on an impressive scale.
The Iridium 9603 SBD Transceiver is a developer kit with a test interface board and an Iridium 9603N SBD transceiver for equipment developers. More information on the Iridium 9603N is provided in the Iridium 9603 Developer’s Guide.
A revolution in scale, the compact Iridium 9603 SBD Transceiver Developer Kit is the world’s smallest commercially available two-way satellite data transceiver. It is designed for applications where space is at a premium and connectivity is critical. Now users have the ability to order the Iridium developer kit and begin integrating this amazing module into their field applications.
|IN THE BOX|
|Iridium 9603 SBD Transceiver|
|Test Interface Board|
|AC/DC Power Supply|
|U.FL to SMA Adapter|
|Length: 31.5 mm|
|Width: 29.6 mm|
|Depth: 8.1 mm|
|Weight: 11.4 g|
|Operating temperature range: -40ºC to +85ºC|
|Operating humidity range: _ 75% RH|
|Storage temperature range: -40ºC to +85ºC|
|Storage humidity range: _ 93 % RH|
|Frequency range: 1616 to 1626.5 MHz|
|Duplexing method: TDD (Time Domain Duplex)|
|Input/output impedance: 50_|
|Multiplexing method: TDMA/FDMA|
|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|
Iridium 9603N Transceiver
Test Interface Board
AC/DC Power Supply
U.FL to SMA
Adapter, & Documentation on CD
9603N Development CD, which contains a test tool and all the documentation one could need to get started!
The Iridium 9603N Developer’s Kit provides everything required to develop innovative tracking solutions using the world’s smallest form factor satellite transceiver. Designed for applications where space is at a premium, the Iridium 9603N Developer’s Kit provides a comprehensive, highly affordable platform for integration into your application.
9603N SBD Module
AC Adapter (With international connectors)
Test interface Card (The development board itself)
9603N Development CD
Which contains a test tool and all the documentation one could need to get started!
Mounting Screws & PCB Spacers/Risers
MMCX to Threaded SMA adapter
Contains a test tool and all the documentation to get started!
Power Supply There are two methods DC power can be supplied to developer kit.
1. Either +5VDC from a laboratory bench power supply connected to the red & black jacks or
2. Use of a DC power block (6VDC 1.5A) to connected to the DC Power Feed jack (not provided).
Link LK1 should be set as follows: o Connecting Pin 1 to Pin 2 supports a laboratory power supply (This is the default setting) o Connecting Pin 2 to Pin 3 supports the DC Feed from an external power block
The “9603 Power Present” indicator should light when board power is on. Size and mounting holes The 9603 Transceiver Module is 31.5mm x 29.6mm x 8.1mm and is intended to be mounted onto a PCB of the host system.
For this purpose, two mounting holes are provided, intended for 2-56 screws of a suitable length for the mounting application. In the Iridium 9603 Developer’s Kit, 2-56 x 1/2” buttonhead socket capscrews (McMaster 92949A081) are used to attach the 9603 Transceiver Module.
A .050” hex wrench is required to remove the 9603 Transceiver module. These screws attach through a 7/32” long hollow spacer (McMaster 92510A007) and into P-KF2-256-ET PEM nuts that are pressed into the 9603 TIC (Test Interface Card) boards. Antenna Connector The main RF connector for the Iridium 9603 is a Hirose U.FL-R-SMT-1 (mating cable SAMTEC MH113-MH1RP-01BJ1-0150 Pigtail). This provides the RF connection between the Iridium 9603 module and the motherboard.