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Iridium 9602N SBD Transceiver (9602N)

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.

  • SBD

Iridium 9602N SBD Transceiver Features

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

Iridium 9602N SBD Transceiver Specifications

DC Power Input

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

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


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


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