1. cynicalreader's Avatar
    Curious about what's in the new PBs?

    Here's a component list:

    Key Component Listing:
    Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Applications Processor
    Samsung K3PE8E800M 46nm 8Gbit LPDDR2 DRAM (1 GB DRAM)
    Wolfson Microelectronics WM8994E Audio CODEC + Power Amplifiers
    Texas Instruments TWL6030 Power Management w/ Switch Mode Charger
    Samsung KLMBG8FEJA-A001 Multichip Memory Package - 4 GB MLC NAND Flash
    Texas Instruments TPS63021 Buck-Boost Converter
    Texas Instruments CSD2S401 MOSFET
    Intersil ISL951 Battery Charger
    Fairchild Semiconductor FDMC7200 Voltage Regulator
    Fairchild Semiconductor FDMC510P P-Channel Power MOSFET
    Texas Instruments TPS63020 Buck-Boost Converter
    ST-Ericsson STV0987 5 MP Mobile Image Processor
    Maxim MAX98302 Stereo 2.4 W Class D Amplifier
    Texas Instruments SN74AVCH4T245 4-Bit Dual-Supply Bus Transceiver
    Invensense MPU-3050 3-Axis MEMS Gyroscope
    Freescale Semiconductor MMA8450Q 3-Axis Accelerometer
    Qualcomm PM8028 Power Management
    Qualcomm RTR8600 GSM/CDMA/W-CDMA/LTE Transceiver + GPS
    Avago ACPM-5004 LT/W-CDMA Band IV Power Amplifier Module
    Hynix H27S1G8F2BFB 40nm SLC NAND Flash
    Qualcomm MDM9200 GSM/W-CDMA/LTE Baseband Processor w/ Memory
    RF Micro Devices RF8889A SP10T Antenna Switch Module
    Texas Instruments WL1283C WiLink 7.0 single-chip WLAN, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and FM solution
    Triquint TQP6M9002 WLAN Power Amplifier + Switch

    Want more, here's the teardown article:
    Inside RIM Blackberry Playbook LTE
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    08-16-12 10:03 AM
  2. madman0141's Avatar
    Thanks for the article. So the new PlayBook is built with all current off the shelf parts. Interesting.
    08-16-12 12:54 PM
  3. madman0141's Avatar
    I'm Not a technical person but aren't other tablets built with off shelf parts? I don't mean to sound rude but I really don't know.
    08-16-12 12:58 PM
  4. cynicalreader's Avatar
    I'm Not a technical person but aren't other tablets built with off shelf parts? I don't mean to sound rude but I really don't know.
    All the phone and table manufacturers do the same things, for phones and tablets - components are all outsourced, some are off the shelf, some are built to spec, then everything is assembled wherever labor is cheap. The original PBs were assembled at Quanta Computer in Korea, don't know about the current one. So yes, they all do the same thing. If you open up any one of them you get to see the list of the "usual suspects".
    Last edited by cynicalreader; 08-16-12 at 08:07 PM.
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    08-16-12 06:16 PM
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