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Iridium 9603 SBD Developer Kit

  • Iridium 9603 SBD Developer Kit
  • Iridium 9603 SBD Test Kit

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Iridium 9603 SBD Developer Kit

A revolution in scale, the compact Iridium 9603 Development Kit is the world’s smallest commercially available two-way satellite data transceiver. It is designed for building applications where space is at premium and connectivity is really important. Now users have the ability to develop custom applications integrated into this amazing SBD Kit. The Iridium 9603 Development Kit provides the ideal test platform for the Iridium 9603 SBD Modem. 

Box Content of the Iridium 9603 Developer Kit 

  • Iridium 9603 Transceiver
  • Test Interface Board
  • AC/DC Power Supply
  • Cable
  • U.FL to SMA
  • Adapter, & Documentation on CD
  • 9603 Development CD,which contains a test tool and all the documentation one could need to get started!

We also have available the 9603 Developer Test Kit : Includes Test Interface Board, AC/DC Power Supply, Cable, U.FL to SMA Adapter & Documentation  on CD.


Part # SBD3D1201
Power Supply
There are two methods DC power can be supplied to developer kit.
1. Either +5VDC from a laboratory bench power supply connected to the red & black jacks or
2. Use of a DC power block (6VDC 1.5A) to connected to the DC Power Feed jack (not provided).
Link LK1 should be set as follows:
o Connecting Pin 1 to Pin 2 supports a laboratory power supply (This is the default setting)
o Connecting Pin 2 to Pin 3 supports the DC Feed from an external power block
The “9603 Power Present” indicator should light when board power is on.
Size and mounting holes
The 9603 Transceiver Module is 31.5mm x 29.6mm x 8.1mm and is intended to be mounted onto a PCB of the host system. For this purpose, two mounting holes are provided, intended for 2-56 screws of a suitable length for the mounting application.
In the Iridium 9603 Developer’s Kit, 2-56 x 1/2” buttonhead socket capscrews (McMaster 92949A081) are used to attach the 9603 Transceiver Module. A .050” hex wrench is required to remove the 9603 Transceiver module.
These screws attach through a 7/32” long hollow spacer (McMaster 92510A007) and into P-KF2-256-ET PEM nuts that are pressed into the 9603 TIC (Test Interface Card) boards.
Antenna Connector
The main RF connector for the Iridium 9603 is a Hirose U.FL-R-SMT-1 (mating cable SAMTEC MH113-MH1RP-01BJ1-0150 Pigtail). This provides the RF connection between the Iridium 9603 module and the motherboard.

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