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Iridium 9602 Short Burst Data Transceiver

Iridium 9602 Short Burst Data Transceiver
The Iridium 9602 modem allows developers to take advantage of the global Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) service.

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ServiceSBD 0SBD 12SBD 17SBD 30
Activation FeeFREE$40.00$40.00$40.00
Monthly Fee$17.00$20.00$25.00$42.50
Minimum Term1 Month1 Month1 Month1 Month
Suspended Monthly Fee$2.50$2.50$2.50$2.50
Minimum Billable Message Size30 Bytes10 Bytes10 Bytes10 Bytes
Inclusive Bytes per Month0 Bytes12,000 Bytes17,000 Bytes30,000 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


The Iridium 9602 Short Burst Data (SBD) Transceiver is designed to be integrated into wireless data applications with other host systems hardware and software.

The 9602 is a single-board transceiver provided as a "black box" and all device interfaces are provided by a single multi-pin interface connector in addition to the antenna connector. The unit is intended to be used as a transceiver module to be fitted within another host system.


  • LxWxD 41x45x13mm
  • Weight: 3g
  • Operating temperature range: -40°c to +85°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:

  • 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


  • Single board transceiver
  • Small form factor
  • No SIM card
  • RoHS compliant
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