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Teardown.com Analysis: Apple iPhone 6 Plus
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9/22/2014   Post a comment
Qualcomm appears but not as RF, and the A8 is smaller than its predecessor, among other surprises: Teardown.com dissects the iPhone 6 Plus.
What To Do While Waiting for Apple iPhone6 Teardown
Blog  
9/14/2014   13 comments
Teardown.com will have full Apple iPhone6 teardown next week. Here's what to do until then.
Parrot AR.Drone2.0 – GPS Edition Teardown
Slideshow  
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
Teardown.com: Amazon Brings Fire to Phone Market
Slideshow  
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
Blog  
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
Blog  
5/27/2014   8 comments
Can the two-year-old Apple TV product still compete with the 2014 Amazon Fire TV? Teardown.com prices it out.
Connectivity & Sensors: NFC, Humidity, Barometric
Blog  
5/22/2014   1 comment
As the followup to a blog on essential smartphone sensors, Teardown.com 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
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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
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5/2/2014   13 comments
After nearly 2,000 teardowns over 15 years, Teardown.com 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
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4/14/2014   Post a comment
What brands of accelerometers, e-compasses, and gyroscopes are in today's smart devices? Teardown.com 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 Teardown.com previews their teardown.
Comment: Re: BLE - Joel-Teardown - 3/31/2014
Bluetooth Smart's Rise From Obscurity to Mainstream
Blog  
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' Teardown.com reveals intelligence on Bluetooth Smart from nearly 400 devices.
Comment: Re: Wifi - Joel-Teardown - 3/16/2014
Tearing Down Radio Chipset Trends
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3/14/2014   6 comments
Qualcomm is in 70% of the mobile phones that Teardown.com examines. Here's a breakdown of the other radio chipsets it has seen recently.
Automotive WiFi Security in News (Again...)
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3/7/2014   5 comments
Teardown.com concludes that while security with wireless strategies is an issue going forward, the implied simplicity of hacking is overstated.


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