GSatMicro OEM

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Open Source Iridium Platform

The GSatMicro OEM terminal gives you full control of a telemetry and fleet platform, anywhere on the globe via the Iridium network.

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Absolutely everything you need is built in and very simple to interface to with a multitude of connectivity options. Choose the building blocks you need from a fully independent solution with custom behaviors (think of remote command/control of drones), or a subcomponent of another computer system for expanding capabilities of your existing product line (remote data collection systems).

Starting with an engineering challenge to design the smallest possible satellite tracking device, the GSatMicro OEM not only delivers, it includes extremely advanced functionality in an astonishingly small package. Every component of the GSatMicro was designed to fit into a dense vertical stack. Satellite enable your projects that you never thought could be. We also included the latest antenna technology to utilize a single antenna for Iridium and GPS so you have a single antenna to install for telemetry and satellite connectivity.

Customize your GSatMicro OEM



This is a self radiating design that is the highest performance antenna and suggested for any human model applications, or applications where the orientation of the unit is not known. Available in an already packaged plastics with an SMA connector or an internal version made to be housed inside another housing.


A flat antenna design that is well suited for machine to machine applications or permanently mounted with an external antenna connector. These are typically used for aircraft and vehicles as they are thin and sturdy. These are also available in complete packaged versions with a TNC connector and a bare version to be mounted inside a case.

Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE):

Expand the functionality of the GSatMicro OEM by adding the BLE module which snaps onto the GSatMicro OEM main board. The BLE API is also open for your own development and we have a host of code to jump start your project.


For self powered operation, or operation on USB, add the 2500 mAh LiPo battery pack. This battery pack was custom designed with special LiPo materials to achieve a 20% increase in battery density. Also, the size was custom built to fit within the outline of the GSatMicro board for an efficient stackable design. (Nerd Note: Battery is required on USB as the peak current draw for the Iridium transmit frame exceeds the 500mA USB limit.)

I/O Board:

Two flex circuit connectors on the GSatMicro OEM provide all of the I/O functionality and can be easily interfaced to with the I/O Board. The I/O Board provides both common connectors and solderable pins for your project. It includes Micro USB, DB9 RS232, DC power, 2 analog inputs, 2 relay outputs, 5 LEDs, and 3 N/O push buttons.

The GSatMicro OEM by Global Satellite Engineering
    • Features
    • Interfaces
    • Specifications
    • Documentation

    • 32-bit Cortex ARM processor with a fully user customizable LUA Scripting Language
    • Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE)
    • AES 256-bit Encryption
    • SiRFstarIV GPS with an amazing -163dBm sensitivity
    • Integrated high gain ceramic antenna dual tuned for Iridium and GPS
    • Over the air configuration of the terminal
    • Accelerometer
    • Magnetic Compass
    • Truely global coverage with the Iridium Satellite Network

    • DC Power (4.5V to 40V DC) @ 1A max
    • USB Interface
    • RS232 Interface
    • 2 Relay Outputs @ 2A
    • 2 Analog Inputs (0V to 30V DC)

    Weight & Dimensions

    Dimensions (includes Iridium modem): 1.61" x 1.77" x 0.67" (41mm x 45mm x 17mm)
    Weight: 1.5 ounces (42.5243 grams)

    Power & Battery

    Power Connections: - External AC
    - External DC


    Processor: 32 bit ARM

    Communication Chipsets

    GPS Chip:

    GPS Networks: GPS + Galileo or GPS + GLONASS

    Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0:

    FCC ID: PVH0950
    Manufacturer: u-blox Malmo AB
    Frequency: 2402 – 2480Mhz
    Power: 0.0021 W

    Satellite Communication:

    Iridium SBD transceiver
    FCC ID: Q639603N
    Manufacturer: Iridium Satellite LLC
    Frequency: 1616 – 1626.5Mhz
    Power: 1.479 W
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    Channels: 52
    Frequency: LI - 1,575 MHz
    Sensitivity GPS: Tracking: - 165 dBm
    Navigation: - 160 dBm
    Aquisition (cold start): - 147 dBm
    Sensitivity GLONASS: Tracking: - 163 dBm
    Navigation: - 159 dBm
    Aquisition (cold start): - 147 dBm
    Position Accuracy (autonomous): < 2.5 m CEP
    Time To First Fix: Hot Start: < 1s
    Warm Start: < 30s
    Cold Start: < 35s
    GPS Acquisition Altitude: Max Altitude: 62.1371 miles (100km)


    Encryption: AES 256-bit encryption

    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Standards

    USB: ESD Standard IEC 61000−4−2: Air Discharge ±15 kV / Contact Discharge ±8 kV
    RS232: Air Discharge ±15 kV / Contact Discharge ±8 kV
    DC Power Pins: 60V maximum for nonrepetitive 1 second transient, 40V continuous protection, 32V operating
    Input/Output Pins: No ESD protection


    Have any questions?

    We understand there are problems that can not be solved by a product-in-a-box. If you have special requirements for your project, please contact us and we will provide you with a custom solution tailor-fit to your needs.