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Parrot AR.Drone2.0 – GPS Edition Teardown
8/16/2014   7 comments
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – GPS Edition released this year has its own flight recorder and is host to a TI OMAP APU, Micron's 128MB flash, and Atheros Low-Power 802.11 b/g/n WiFi controller. Take a peek inside.
Comment: Re: real costs - Joel-Teardown - 7/29/2014 Amazon Brings Fire to Phone Market
7/25/2014   31 comments
Qualcomm is the primary provider of the key integrated circuits in Amazon's Fire phone, with both Invensense and OmniVision noted for their role in Amazon’s Dynamic Perspective display technology.
Teardown: BMW 3 Series Camera
6/30/2014   6 comments
The BWM 3 Series camera has components from Infineon and NXP Semiconductor and a CMOS image sensor from OmniVision.
Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV: Cost Comparison
5/27/2014   8 comments
Can the two-year-old Apple TV product still compete with the 2014 Amazon Fire TV? prices it out.
Connectivity & Sensors: NFC, Humidity, Barometric
5/22/2014   1 comment
As the followup to a blog on essential smartphone sensors, talks about what Near Field Communications hardware and barometric and humidity sensors are found in today's smart devices.
Comment: Re: GPS? - Joel-Teardown - 5/6/2014
Comment: Re: OMAP4430 - Joel-Teardown - 5/6/2014
Google Glass: Teardown Teaser
5/5/2014   6 comments
At the heart of Google Glass is an OMAP 4430 processor by Texas Instruments, supported by 2 gigabytes of SDRAM and 16 gigabytes of NAND flash.
15 Years of Smartwatch Evolution
5/2/2014   13 comments
After nearly 2,000 teardowns over 15 years, knows the insides of the smartwatch, from Dick Tracy novelty to Star Trek reality. Here are some trends Teardown has seen over the years.
Connectivity & Sensors: Smartphone Essentials
4/14/2014   Post a comment
What brands of accelerometers, e-compasses, and gyroscopes are in today's smart devices? keeps score.
Samsung S5 Teardown: Loaded With Sensors
News & Analysis  
4/7/2014   8 comments
Samsung's Galaxy S5 has next version Exynos and the SuperAMOLED display, among a previews their teardown.
Comment: Re: BLE - Joel-Teardown - 3/31/2014
Bluetooth Smart's Rise From Obscurity to Mainstream
3/28/2014   8 comments
Bluetooth Smart has gone from obscurity to mainstream in mobile devices and become a standard in wearable and wellness. TechInsights' reveals intelligence on Bluetooth Smart from nearly 400 devices.
Comment: Re: Wifi - Joel-Teardown - 3/16/2014
Tearing Down Radio Chipset Trends
3/14/2014   6 comments
Qualcomm is in 70% of the mobile phones that examines. Here's a breakdown of the other radio chipsets it has seen recently.
Automotive WiFi Security in News (Again...)
3/7/2014   5 comments concludes that while security with wireless strategies is an issue going forward, the implied simplicity of hacking is overstated.

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