The Iridium 9601 is a single-board transceiver and is essentially provided as a ‘black box’ transceiver with all device interfaces provided by a single multi-pin interface connector in addition to the antenna connector. The product only provides the core transceiver. All other end-user application functions such as GPS, microprocessor-based logic control, digital and analog inputs, digital and analog outputs power supply and antenna must be provided by the solution developer. The device interface consists of the serial interface, power input, network available output and power on/off control line.
The Iridium 9601 Short Burst Data Only Transceiver (9601) is designed to be integrated into a wireless data application with other hardware and software to produce a full solution designed for a specific application or vertical market. Examples of these solutions include tracking a maritime vessel or automatic vehicle location. The 9601 only supports Iridium’s Short Burst Data (SBD) capability. It does not support voice, circuit-switched data, or short message service (SMS). This is a new product and has no functional predecessor.
The 9601 meets specific regulatory requirements for FCC, Canada, and CE assuming an antenna with a gain of ~3 dBi. This allows the 9601 to be integrated into a variety of wireless data applications or retrofitted into existing SBD only applications that utilize SBD with the Iridium 9601 or 9522 L-Band
Transceiver-based products. Such finished products, when integrated together, require regulatory testing to be conducted by the integrator.
The 9601 does not incorporate nor require a Subscriber Identity Module (also known as a SIM Card) to be inserted into the transceiver.
Single board transceiver
Small form factor
No SIM card
Designed to be incorporated into an OEM solution
Maximum mobile-originated message size 205 bytes
Maximum mobile terminated message size 135 bytes
Uses small Omni-directional antenna
Global operating capability
FCC, Industry Canada, CE certified