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NAL 9603N

NAL 9603N

The 9603N Modem is an embeddable Iridium® satellite transceiver module designed to operate with the Iridium® network in SBD-only mode. It is intended to be used as a daughterboard fitted to a host system motherboard. The 9603N Modem communicates with a host system through serial interface at 3.3V digital signal levels.

NAL Research can enable the 9603N to utilize either the Iridium Commercial Gateway at Tempe, Arizona or the US DoD EMSS Gateway when requested by an authorized user.

Key Features:

  • Supports SBD only
  • Operation does not require a SIM card
  • Has an automatic notification indicating a message is queued at the Gateway
  • Offers a maximum Mobile Originated (MO) message size of 340 bytes
  • Offers a maximum Mobile Terminated (MT) message size of 270 bytes

Compatible Airtime Service:

SBD

NAL 9603N

Dimensions: 31.5 mm x 29.6 mm x 8.1 mm
(1.24″ x 1.17″ x 0.32″)
Weight: 11.4 g (0.4 oz)

Input Voltage: 4.8V to 5.2V
Avg. Current: 190mA @ 5V

I/O Interface: Samtec ST4-10-2.5-L-D
Antenna Interface: Hirose U.FL-R-SMT-1
Software Interface: AT Commands

Operating Temp: –30°C to +70°C (–22°F to +158°F)
Operating Humidity: < 75% RH

Operating Frequency: 1616.0 to 1626.5 MHz
Link Margin (Uplink): 7 dB

CompareNAL 9602NModem 9523NAL 9602-NAL
size41 x 45 x 13 mm (1.61" x 1.77" x 0.51")70.4 x 36.0 x 14.6 mm (2.77" x 1.42" x 0.57")71 x 48 x 23 mm (2.81" x 1.90" x 0.91")
Weight30 g (1.06 oz)32 g (1.13 oz)136 g (4.8 oz)
MODE OF COMMUNICATIONSBDDial-Up, RUDICS, SBD, SMS, VoiceSBD
ANTENNA INTERFACEMMCXI-PEX MHF 20314-001E-01SMA Female