Chipworks Gives the BlackBerry PlayBook the Teardown Treatment

CIS-300x124I knew it was bound to happen but didn’t think it would be this fast. The PlayBook has only been in the market for a few hours and Chipworks has already stripped apart the BlackBerry PlayBook to give us an idea of the inner workings of the PlayBook.

check out some of  pictures below courtesy of www.Chipworks.com or check out the full teardown at this link.

 

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Source: Chipworks.com

Teardown Summary

A summary of the other design wins in the Blackberry Playbook show that Texas Instruments is once again a big winner.

Texas Instruments
TWL6030
Power Management
PTWL6030BCMR / OCZFJD9 L / G1

Texas Instruments
WL1283
WLAN, Bluetooth and FM (Rx and Tx), GPS
MCS / WL1283C / 11M1ED3

Wolfson
WM8994E
The WM8994 is a highly integrated ultra-low power hi-fi CODEC
Logo / WM8994E / 09GAAWB

STMicroelectronics
STV0986
5 Megapixel mobile imaging processor
XTV0987 / GK1XK9E / CHN 036 / Logo lead free B

Elpida
B8064B2PB-8D-F
8 Gb DRAM
Elpida Japan/ B8064B2PB-8D-F/ 10530N02100

Texas Instruments
OMAP4430
Application Processor
OMAP TM / X4430DCBS / R1 / 0CZFQW9 / G1

SanDisk
SDIN5C2-16G
16 Gb NAND Flash
SanDisk / SDIN5C2-16G / Taiwan / 0535S1G123

TriQuint Semiconductor
TQP6M9002
802.11a/b/g/n + BT front-end module
6M9002 / 1045 / ACI104

Cypress Semiconductor
CY8CTMA3
Multi-Touch All-Point TrueTouch™ projected capacitive touchscreen controllers
CY8CTMA3 / 01E-48LQX / 1025 D 04 / CYP634986 / PHI / 185

STMicroelectronics
STM5953BA
4.9 Mp CMOS Image Sensor (primary sensor)
5953CA

STMicroelectronics
58548A
3.1 Mp CMOS Image Sensor (secondary sensor)
58548A

Invensense
MPU-3050
3 axis gyroscope
INVENSENSE / MPU-3050 / Q2R774-G1 / EL 1050 K

Texas Instruments
PS63020
High Efficiency Single Inductor Buck-Boost Converter with 4A Switch
PS63020 / TI 0BK / E8KQ

Bosch Sensortec
BMA150
Digital 3-axis accelerometer
043 / U023

Texas Instruments
SN74AVCH4T245
4-Bit Dual-Supply Bus Transceiver with Configurable Voltage Translation and 3-State Outputs
WS245 / TI 0BW / ZF94

Texas Instruments
LMV339
Quad General Purpose Low-Voltage Comparators
MV339I / logo 08K G4 / D23P

Texas Instruments
TPD12S015YFFR
HDMI Companion Chip with Step-up Converter, I2C Level Shifter, and High-speed ESD Clamps
TI0CA4GQI / PN015

Intersil
ISL9519
Highly integrated Narrow VDC system voltage regulator and battery charger controller.
Logo 951 / 9HRTZ / F024PV

Texas Instruments
TPS63031
High Efficient Single Inductor Buck-Boost Converter w/1-A Switches
CEF / TI / J / OCPN

3 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. A lot more TI stuff then I expected.

  2. i wonder if they have a production cost on the unit

  3. I guess iphone is better than bb??? Haven’t use bb yet..

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