The Iridium® 9602-N transceiver leverages Iridium’s low-latency Short Bust Data (SBD) service and provides truly global coverage. The 9602-N is designed to be integrated into wireless data applications with other host system’s hardware and software to produce a complete telemetry solution. The 9602-N meets the regulatory requirements for FCC, Canada and CE assuming an antenna with a gain of ~3 dBi and adequate shielding is used.

Key Features of the Iridium 9602

Some of the highlights of the Iridium 9602 include the following, and go towards making it the highly regarded piece of hardware that it is:

  • Single board transceiver
  • Small form factor
  • No SIM card
  • RoHS compliant
  • Duplexing Method TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
  • Input/Output Impedance 50
  • Multiplexing Method TDMA/FDMA

Coverage Area

Because this transceiver harnesses the power of the Iridium satellite network, it means it enables globally-reaching coverage. The Iridium network is made up of 66 Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites all synched in a mesh system that envelopes the globe. This set up guarantees that at least one satellite will be able to deliver signal to an Iridium-enabled device at any given time.

How Iridium 9602 Modem Benefits Developers

The Iridium 9602 modem allows developers to take advantage of the global Iridium SBD service.

The device itself is provided as a "black box". All device interfaces are provided by a single, multi-pin interface connector in addition to the antenna connector. The unit is designed to be used as a transceiver module to be fitted within another host system.

The Iridium 9602 SBD Transceiver is designed to be integrated into wireless data applications with other host systems hardware and software.


The 9602 transceiver is a small-form factor unit that benefits larger, more complex wireless applications by unlocking the usage of the SBD from the globally-reaching Iridium network. It comes with a host of powerful features and is highly favoured by developers all over the world.

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