Iridium 9602

Iridium's Internet of Things Connect to a World of IoT Possibilities

Iridium 9602R

Iridium® 9602 is a 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 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 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 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, end-to-end global latency: less than 1 minute

How It Works

A single-board core transceiver, Iridium 9602 provides solution developers with the ability to integrate additional end-user functions such as GPS, microprocessor based logic control, digital and analog inputs and outputs, power supply and antenna. The Iridium 9602 transceiver does not incorporate or require a SIM card. Its device interface consists of a serial interface, power input, network available output and power on/off control line.


  • Length: 41.0 mm
  • Width: 45.0 mm
  • Depth: 13.0 mm
  • Weight 30.0 g
  • Operating temperature range: -40 to +85º C
  • Operating humidity range: ≤ 75% RH
  • Storage temperature range: -40 to + 85º C
  • Storage humidity range: ≤ 93% RH
RF Interface
  • Frequency range: 1616 to 1626.5 MHz
  • Duplexing method: TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
  • Input/output impedance: 50Ω
  • Multiplexing method: TDMA/FDMA
  • Idle current (average): 35 mA
  • Idle current (peak): 170 mA (provisional value)
  • Transmit current (peak): 1.3 A
  • Transmit current (average): 140 mA
  • Receive current (peak): 170 mA (provisional value)
  • Receive current (average): 40 mA
  • SBD message transfer (average current): 150 mA
  • SBD message transfer (average power): ≤ 0.8 W

Reliability Above All sm

In early 2019, Iridium completed the $3 billion Iridium NEXT mission, which completely replaced the first-generation Iridium constellation. With an upgraded network, Iridium is poised now more than ever to meet the growing demand for global communications on land, at sea, and in the skies – far into the future.

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