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Teardown: Amazon Echo Spot

25 May 2018
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

Echo Spot (VN94DO) from Amazon. Source: IHS Markit.Echo Spot (VN94DO) from Amazon. Source: IHS Markit.

Designed to fit in locations throughout the home, the Echo Spot connects to Amazon’s cloud-based assistant, Alexa. Users can access Alexa skills to perform a wide range of tasks such as playing music, creating to-do lists, making video calls, controlling smart home devices and more. Can also be connected to other Echo devices.

Summary points:

  • Tabletop speaker with touchscreen
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Amazon Alexa-enabled
  • 1.4 in. diameter speaker

Target market: Tech consumer

Release date: September 2017

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing): $74.56

Pricing and availability: $129.99 list price, available direct from Amazon plus major online and big box retailers.

Echo Spot (VN94DO) from Amazon. Source: IHS Markit.Echo Spot (VN94DO) from Amazon. Source: IHS Markit.

Major components:

  • SDRAM, LPDDR3-1866, 2 GB - Manufacturer: Micron Technology Inc. - Manufacturer part number: MT52L512M32D2PF-107 WT:B - (Quantity: 1)
  • 2.5 in. diagonal, TFT LCD, a-Si, TN, 480 by 480, N/T, 18.3 g - (Quantity: 1)
  • Flash, eMMC NAND, 8 GB - Manufacturer: SK Hynix Inc. - Manufacturer part number: H26M41208HPR - (Quantity: 1)
  • Applications Processor, Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 1.5 GHz CPU, ARM Mali-T720 GPU, 28 nm - Manufacturer: Mediatek Inc. - Manufacturer part number: MT8163V - (Quantity: 1)
  • BT/WLAN, single chip, IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, with integrated PA and LNA - Manufacturer: Cypress Semiconductor Corp. - Manufacturer part number: CYW43569PKFFBG - (Quantity: 1)
  • AC adapter, 12 V, 1.25 A, 15 W, 5.8 ft. cord, with rubber band - Manufacturer: Lite-on Technology Corp.P - Manufacturer part number: PA-1150-9ABN - (Quantity: 1)
  • Internal mounting bracket B, die-cast aluminum, machined - (Quantity: 1)
  • Camera module, VGA, CMOS, 1/10 in. format, fixed lens, 2P lens, includes flex PCB and ambient light sensor - (Quantity: 1)
  • 8 layer, FR4/RCF HDI, 1+6+1, lead-free - Manufacturer: OKI Electric Industry Co. Ltd - (Quantity: 1)
  • ADC, stereo audio, up to 96 KHz sample rate, 6 audio inputs with AGC and embedded miniDSP - Manufacturer: Texas Instruments Inc. - Manufacturer part number: TLV320ADC3101IRGE - (Quantity: 2)

Echo Spot (VN94DO) from Amazon. Source: IHS Markit.Echo Spot (VN94DO) from Amazon. Source: IHS Markit.

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