The SBD Transceiver combines the global coverage of the Iridium satellite constellation with the low latency of the Iridium Short Burst Data Service (SBD) in a small, low-cost transceiver design. It is designed as an OEM module for integration into applications that only use the Iridium SBD Service. SBD applications are supported through an RS232 interface.

The Iridium 9602 is ideal for Machine to Machine, (M2M) solutions, including tracking of maritime vessels and equipment monitoring.

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Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature Range-40ºC to + 85ºC
Storage Humidity Range93% RH
Operate Temp. Range-40ºC to + 85ºC
Operating Humidity Range 75% RH
Mechanical Dimensions
Weight 3.0 g
Depth 13.0 mm
Width 45.0 mm
Length41.0 mm
RF Parameters
Idle Current (average) 45mA
SBD message transferaverage current 190mAaverage power 1.0W
Receive Current (average) 45mA
Receive Current (peak) 195mA
Transmit Current (average) 190mA
Transmit Current (peak) 1.5A
Idle current (peak) 195mA



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