Iridium 9602 SBD Modem
The Iridium 9602 SBD transceiver, designed to be integrated into a wireless data application with other host system hardware and software, provides a complete solution for a specific application or vertical market. The Iridium 9602 is ideal for IoT solutions, including tracking of maritime vessels, equipment monitoring, and automatic vehicle location.
Ideal for M2M
The Iridium 9602 is the next-generation SBD Transceiver from Iridium. Designed for integration into complete wireless solutions, it provides the critical global data communications necessary for today’s global solutions.
The small size, low-cost and ease of integration make the Iridium 9602 ideal for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions such as automatic vehicle location, asset monitoring, marine and personal tracking applications.
Leverages Iridium SBD Service
The Iridium 9602 is designed to exclusively support Iridium’s Short Burst Data Service. Authorized Iridium partners can create high value vertical market solutions using the combination of the Iridium 9602 and SBD Service that include: low latency service, small transceiver, small antenna, and global coverage.
Iridium SBD Service provides:
Mobile Originated messages: up to 340 bytes
Mobile Terminated messages: up to 270 bytes
Low, uniform global latency: less than 1 minute
How It Works
The Iridium 9602 is a single-board core transceiver provided as a ‘black box,’ with all device interfaces provided by a single multi-pin interface connector and antenna connectors. The product only provides the core transceiver. All other end user Field Application functions such as GPS, microprocessor-based logic control, digital and analog inputs, digital and analog input/output, power supply and antenna must be provided by the solution developer.
The device interface consists of a serial interface, DC power input, network available output and power on/off control line. The Iridium 9602 neither incorporates nor requires a SIM card.
The Iridium 9602 complies with the standards for Radio Emissions Compliance, Electromagnetic Compatibility, and AC Safety in the United States, European Union and Canada, for host systems that provide safe connections to power supply and external antenna or cable distribution system.
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Operating Temperature Range
-40ºC to + 85ºC
Operating Humidity Range
≤ 75% RH
Storage Temperature Range
-40ºC to + 85ºC
Storage Humidity Range
≤ 93% RH
1616 MHz to 1626.5 MHz
TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
DC Power Input
Idle Current (average)
Idle current (peak)
Transmit Current (peak)
Transmit Current (average)
Receive Current (peak)
Receive Current (average)
SBD message transfer – average current
SBD message transfer – average power
Iridium SDB (Short Burst Data) Rates
1 Month Contract Term
For SBD, 1 KB = 1,000 Bytes, 1 MB = 1,000 KB and 1 GB = 1,000 MB
Devices may be suspended for up to 24 months for $3/month.
For large fleet or anticipated monthly usage of more than 1 MB please contact us for customized plan. 1.305.633.9636
SBD Mailbox Check
Mailbox check is charged when the device sends a 0 byte message to check if there is a message queued at the gateway. These messages are free as long as there is a message queued at the gateway. If the gateway does not have a message queued, there is a $0.05 charge for each check.
Each device can register on the network once a month. Additional registration events are charged at $0.05 each.