Iridium 9603 SBD Module


The Iridium 9603 SBD data module is designed for embedding into machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for remote asset tracking, monitoring and alarming in defense, government, enterprise and consumer markets where existing larger or heavier Iridium modems would not fit.

The Iridium 9603 is 70 percent smaller by volume, and half the board footprint of the Iridium 9602 and enables Iridium developers to embed global connectivity in hand-held personal tracking devices and asets needing tracking/communications but without the space and weight of other products.

The Iridium 9603 is a single board transceiver that offers low latency and duplex data connectivity, permitting reliable two-way communications via Short Burst Data (SBD) to and from remote devices. This allows users to reliably transfer location and status information and remotely adjust device parameters such as reporting intervals.

Several Developer Kit options are available through M2M Connectivity

Key Features

  • Very small size (31.5 x 29.6 x 8.1 mm)
  • Designed for size/weight constrained applications