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docdivakar
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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
docdivakar   3/22/2011 7:06:15 PM
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@RickMerritt: I found the link to a Samsung Galaxy teardown at the portal of EDN (a sister publication of EE Times): Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet teardown: http://www.edn.com/blog/Anablog/40609-Videos_of_the_Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_tablet_teardown.php Unfortunately it is a collection of videos and leaves a lot to be desired. So it is still worthwhile to get snapshots of the the teardown along with technical descriptions. Thanx. MP Divakar

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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
docdivakar   3/21/2011 10:01:14 PM
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@RickMerritt: would it be possible to do a similar teardown on Samsung's galaxy tabs? Also, the package-on-package (PoP) in A4 was functionally mapped into a lateral design in A5 with much more functionality. It would nice to explore if some functions can be moved to a vertical substrate via 3D TSV's in A5 and further shrink the floor space? My hunch is some one at Apple is working along that line of thought... MP Divakar

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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
Patk0317   3/21/2011 5:42:04 AM
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Good info. Now how does it compare with the new Android and Palm based tablets arriving in the marketplace?

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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
Allan_Editor   3/15/2011 10:32:43 PM
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@DestroCom and @Frank Eory IOSnoops claims that the A5 is using two A9 cores thru software reverse-engineering. TechInsights has done the same floorplan analysis on the A5 but further research is required before we can definitively say that the cores are indeed ARM Cortex A9. It proves a little more difficult in the flexibility of design that comes from selecting these cores. We do know it's not the ARM A8 though in dual use. We would be able to see that quickly considering it is the same 45nm process from Samsung that was applied to A5 that was on the A4. That core was also seen in the Hummingbird: http://www.ubmtechinsights.com/uploadedFiles/Public_Website/Content_-_Primary/Investigative_Analysis/2011/Five_Top_Trends_in_the_Mobile_Industry_for_2011/Apple%20A4%20vs%20SEC%20S5PC110A01-%20update.pdf

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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
DestroCom   3/15/2011 10:20:52 PM
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What's interesting though is that no one has identified which ARM cores the A5 is using. Is it A8 or A9? that floorplan doesn't tell us.

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ATUL SRIVASTAVA   3/15/2011 6:15:52 AM
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The differentiation in this business (xPad) will come from Software , Display Quality and overall power consumption .SoCs from different vendors all using similar ARM core will be only relevant from power consumption point of view as all of them will have more processing power than what any xPad will need.

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selinz   3/15/2011 1:40:26 AM
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Overall, it's an iphone with a big display and 3 batteries... Nothing too spectacular beyond that (which is spectacular enough in its own right!)

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tech13   3/14/2011 8:04:20 PM
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Skyworks has many nice wins...

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old account Frank Eory   3/14/2011 7:48:07 PM
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Thanks for posting this link. If I'm not mistaken, the upgrade from one Cortex A8 to two A9 cores was pretty much expected, as was the Imagination Technologies GPU. As the chipworks blog writer said, "quite a lot of horsepower!"

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elctrnx_lyf   3/14/2011 7:03:05 PM
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Infineon not in the ipad is really a bad news for intel considering the huge volumes of the apple products. quallcom is doing great by taking center stage in latest iphone and ipad2.

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