Iridium 9523N

Core Iridium Data Module

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Compact, Lightweight Satellite Transceiver

Iridium Core 9523N is Iridium’s smallest, lightest and most advanced voice and data satellite transceiver module ever, enabling simplified global voice and data connectivity through the world’s furthest reaching network.

Over 90% more compact than our previous model and featuring standardized connectors, it easily integrates into new partner products to reach previously under-served consumer and vertical markets – and drive global communications in ways never thought possible.

  • Pole-to-pole global coverage
  • Ultra compact form factor
  • Single-board transceiver
  • Standardized connectors
  • Voice, Circuit Switched Data and RUDICS
  • Short Burst Data (SBD) capable
  • Direct PCB integration
  • FCC, Industry Canada, and CE approval


  • Length 70.44 mm
  • Width 36.04 mm
  • Height 14.6 mm (reservoir capacitors) 8.9 mm (screen can)
  • Weight 32g


  • Operating Temp. -30ºC to + 70ºC
  • Operating Humidity ≤ 75% RH
  • Storage Temp. -40ºC to + 85ºC
  • Storage Humidity ≤ 93 % RH

RF Parameters

  • Frequency Range 1616 MHz to 1626.5 MHz
  • Duplexing Method TDD (Time Domain Duplex)
  • Input/Output Impedance 50 Ω
  • Multiplexing Method TDMA/FDMA

DC Power Input

VBAT Power Input Specifications
  • Nominal Voltage +3.7 V
  • Voltage Limits +3.2 V to +6 V
  • Maximal Current 500 mA
VBAT Typical Current at Nominal +3.7 V
  • Standby Current 70 mA
  • Peak Current during Call 300 mA
  • Average Current during Call 110 mA

VBOOST Power Input

  • Nominal Voltage +27 V
  • Absolute Maximal Voltage +35 V
  • Maximal Recommended Voltage +32 V
  • Minimal Voltage during Call Transmit Burst +10.5 V
  • Maximal Current 1 A

VBOOST Power Consumption

  • Typical Average Power during Call 2.3 W
  • Maximal Average Power during Call 3.1 W

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