Iridium 9603 Developer's Kit

Iridium 9603 Developer's Kit


The New Iridium 9603 SBD modem is the smallest ever made by Iridium. The 9603 is one quarter the volume and half the footprint of its predecessor the 9602.

Iridium 9603 Developer's Kit


The 9603 offers the smallest form factor of any commercial satellite transceiver available today. The Developer Kit allows you to develop your own tracking device using the Iridium satellite network.

The Iridium 9603 Developer Kit comes with:

  • Power supply
  • U.FL to SMA adapter cable
  • 9603 Test Interface Card
  • ***9603 SBD Transceiver***
  • 9603 Data CD
  • Kit packaging
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Service SBD 0 SBD 12 SBD 17 SBD 30
Activation Fee FREE $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Monthly Fee $17.00 $20.00 $25.00 $42.50
Minimum Term 1 Month 1 Month 1 Month 1 Month
Suspended Monthly Fee $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50
Minimum Billable Message Size 30 Bytes 10 Bytes 10 Bytes 10 Bytes
Inclusive Bytes per Month 0 Bytes 12,000 Bytes 17,000 Bytes 30,000 Bytes
Overage (per 1,000 Bytes) $1.50 $1.50 $1.75 $1.50
SBD Registration/Mailbox Check $0.05 $0.05 $0.05 $0.05




General Specifications
Dimensions 3.2 x 3 x 0.8 cm
Weight 11.4 g
Operating temperature range -30°c to +70°c
Operating humidity range 75% RH
Storage temperature range -40°c to +85°c
Frequency range 1616 MHz to 1626.5 MHz
Duplexing Method TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
Input/Output Impedance 50
Multiplexing Method TDMA/FDMA
DC Power Input
Supply input voltage range 5.0V +/- .2V DC
Idle current (average) 45mA
Idle current (peak) 195mA
Transmit current (peak) 1.5A
Transmit current (average) 190 mA
Receive current (peak) 195mA
Receive current (average) 45mA
SBD Message transfer - average current 190mA
SBD Message transfer - average power 1.0W
Key Features
Single-board transceiver
Very small form factor
No SIM card
Simple AT command interface
Automatic notification to the transceiver that a mobile-terminated message is queued at the gateway




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