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Exclusive Video Teardown: Google Chromecast

16 January 2014
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

Summary points:

  • Streaming media thumb drive
  • Competes with other OTT boxes like Apple TV, Roku
  • Remote-free (uses Android devices for control)
  • Razor thin margins for Google on hardware

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing): $25.60

Major components:

- Multimedia Processor - ARMADA 1500-mini - MFG: MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: 88DE3005-A1 - (Qty: 1)

- Bluetooth / FM / WLAN Module - IEEE802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, FM Receiver & Transmitter - MFG: AZUREWAVE TECHNOLOGIES INC - MPN: AW-NH387L - (Qty: 1)\

- SDRAM - DDR3-1600, 4Gb, 1.35V - MFG: MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC - MPN: MT41K256M16HA-125:E - (Qty: 1)

- Flash - NAND, 16Gb, MLC, 3.3V - MFG: MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC - MPN: MT29F16G08CBACAWP-IT:C - (Qty: 1)

- 8-Layer - FR4/RCF HDI, 2+4+2, Lead-Free - MFG: HING KEUNG PRINTED CIRCUITS BOARD CO LTD - (Qty: 1)

- AC Adapter - 5.1V, 850mAh, Wall to USB Type A - MPN: MST3K-US - (Qty: 1)

- Regulator - DC-DC Converter, Dual Synchronous Buck, 3A / 1A, 3%, 1.1MHz - MFG: MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: 88PG868-NNY2 - (Qty: 1)

HDMI Extender Cable - Type A to Type A Receptable, w/ Plastic Bag & White Mylar Label - (Qty: 1)

- Regulator - DC-DC Converter, Dual Synchronous Buck, 500mA, w/ 50mA LDO, 2.7 MHz - MFG: MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: 88PG821A-NXS2 - (Qty: 1)

- USB Cable - Type A to Micro USB, 4.9ft, w/ Ferrite Core & Velcro Strap - (Qty: 1)

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