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Teardown: Amazon Dash Wand

01 December 2017
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

Amazon's Dash Wand is a handheld device powered by Alexa that enables users to quickly add items to their Amazon cart. Users can either speak to the wand or scan a barcode using the wand. It also allows Alexa users to control other parts of their connected home.

Summary Points:

  • 2nd Generation Amazon Dash Wand
  • Hamamatsu CMOS Linear 1024 Pixels Image Sensor
  • Lens Assembly with 2 Plastic Lens
  • 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart

Target Market: Consumer

Release Date: June 2017

Pricing and Availability: $20

Total Cost (Direct Materials and Manufacturing): $14.76

Major Components:

  • WLAN, SoC, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz, Single Stream, 32-bit MCU w/ 4Mb Flash, I2C/UART/SPI, 65nm - MFR: ATMEL CORP - MPN: ATWINC1500B-MU
  • Image Sensor, CMOS, Linear, 1024 Pixels, 7.8um x 125um - MFR: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS KK - MPN: S10226-10
  • Programmable Radio-on-Chip w/ Bluetooth LE, 32-Bit, 48MHz ARM Cortex-M0 CPU, 128KB Flash, 16KB SRAM, w/ CapSense, 12-Bit ADC, 36 GPIOs - MFR: CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP -MPN: CYBL10563-68FNXIT
  • MCU, 32-Bit, ARM Cortex-M4 Core, 120MHz, 512KB Flash, 176KB SRAM, 8-Channel 12-Bit ADC, 48 I/Os - MFR: ATMEL CORP - MPN: ATSAMG55J19A-MU
  • Audio Codec, Stereo, 91dB SNR ADC, 91dB SNR DAC, 1.8V - MFR: CIRRUS LOGIC INC - MPN: WM8904CGEFL
  • Flash, NOR, 128Mb, 108MHz, 3V, SPI, 65nm - MFR: MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC - MPN: N25Q128A13EF740
  • Enclosure, Main, Battery Cover, 2-Shot Injection Molded Plastic & TPE
  • Enclosure, Main, Top, Injection Molded ABS Polycarbonate, Clear Coat
  • 2-Layer, Flex Kapton, Lead-Free, w/ Stiffener
  • Enclosure, Main, Bottom, Injection Molded ABS Polycarbonate, Clear Coat, Printed

Main PCB Top (Image Credit: IHS)Main PCB Top (Image Credit: IHS)

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