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Teardown: Nintendo Switch

06 September 2017
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major video game console developed by Nintendo. Nintendo considers the Switch a "hybrid" console since it is designed primarily as a home console with the main unit inserted onto a docking station to connect to a television. Take a peek inside.

Summary Points:

  • Hybrid / portable & home gaming console
  • 6.2" Diagonal 1280 x 720 display w/ Touch
  • Nvidia custom Tegra processor based (20nm)

Target Market: Consumer

Released: March 2017

Pricing: $299.99

Availability: Global

Total Cost: $197. 33

Major Components:

  • SoC, NVIDIA Custom Tegra Processor, 4x Cortex A57 CPU Core, NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Core, 20nm - MFR: NVIDIA CORPORATION - MPN: ODNX02-A2
  • SDRAM, LPDDR4-3200, 2GB - MFR: SAMSUNG SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: K4F6E304HB-MGCH
  • 6.2" Diagonal, TFT LCD, a-Si, IPS, 1280 x 720, N/T, 32g - MFR: INNOLUX CORP - MPN: P062CCA-A21
  • Flash, eMMC NAND, 32GB, MLC - MFR: SAMSUNG SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: KLMBG2JENB-B041
  • 6.2" Diagonal, GF2 Type, Air Gap, w/ Tempered Glass, w/ Protect Film, w/ Integral Flex PCB
  • 10-Layer, FR4/RCF HDI, 3+4+3, Lead-Free - MFR: HONGHENGSHENG ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY
  • AC Adapter, 5V/15V, 1.5A/2.6A, 39W, w/ 5ft Cord, Cable Tie & Plastic Bag
  • Battery Pack, Li-Polymer, 1-Cell, 3.7V, 4310mAh, 16Wh, w/ 5 Discrete Insulated Wires & 1 5-Position Pin Socket Connector
  • Bluetooth / FM / WLAN, Single-Chip, Bluetooth v4.1, Dual-Band IEEE802.11ac, 2x2 MIMO, Integrated FM Receiver, Support Wireless Charging - MFR: CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP - MPN: CYW4356XKUBG
  • Internal Mounting Bracket, Die-Cast Magnesium Alloy, Painted

DockPCB, Bottom (Image Credit: IHS)DockPCB, Bottom (Image Credit: IHS)



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