Everyone enjoys a good product teardown and no one does them better than Dave Jones, who publishes the EEVBlog. This week, Dave tore into the new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and reveals a few juicy tidbits from its system design. That’s Dave’s value add for these teardowns: his trademarked running commentary about how the subject system has been engineered. In this teardown, Dave discusses:
- The embedded RFID tag and why you might want to include on inside of a product.
- Shielding tricks used in the assembly of the Kindle Fire tablet.
- The 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor (dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor complex, 45nm process technology)
- The special hard EMI shield placed on the main board to shield the processor-SDRAM complex because of the many high-speed LPDDR2 signal lines between the processor and the SDRAM
- The 3W Class D audio amplifier used to drive headphones
Here’s the video: