Mobile Devices

Grandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone Teardown

01 July 2013
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

Summary Points

Entry-level desktop SIP phone
3.2' 180x60 pixel backlit graphical monochrome LCD
Dual switched auto-sensing 10/100Mbps network ports with integrated PoE
Full-duplex speakerphone

Grandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone Main ImageGrandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone Main Image

Target Market

Small business / Enterprise


Dec 2010 per press release

Grandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone - Main PCB BottomGrandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone - Main PCB Bottom
Pricing and Availability



Volume Estimations

400,000 Annual Production Volume
5 Product Lifetime (Years)

For the purposes of this teardown analysis, we have assumed an Annual Production Volume of 400000 units and a Product Lifetime Volume of 5 year(s).

Teardown volume and production assumptions are primarily used for our cost analysis in terms of amortized NRE and tooling costs, especially for custom components specific to the model being analyzed (mechanical components especially). Unless assumed volumes are different by an order of magnitude, minor changes in volume (say 1 million vs. 2) rarely have a large net effect on our final analysis because of this.

Grandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone Cost AnalysisGrandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone Cost Analysis

Cost Notes

Total BOM: $33.72
Top Cost Drivers below: $17.12
% of Total BOM 51%

Main Cost Drivers below

DSP Group - DVFD8187BE1ABC - Communications Processor - IP Phone SoC, 208MHz ARM926 Core, 120MHz DSP Core, & RMII Interface- (Qty: 1)
Sunson - CA18060A - Display Module - 3.2' Diagonal, Monochrome LCD, 180x60 Pixel, 4 Levels Greyscale, Backlight, w/ Injection Molded Polycarbonate Mounting Bracket- (Qty: 1)
Mass Power - AC Adapter - 5V, 0.8A, w/ 1.85m Cord- (Qty: 1)
DSP Group - DAP1902ANC - Power Management / Audio Codec- (Qty: 1)
Micrel - KSZ8863RLL - Ethernet Switch - 3-Port, Dual 10/100BASE-T/TX PHY, RMII Interface- (Qty: 1)
PPT - PM44-11BP - Ethernet Magnetics Module - Single Port, 10/100 BASE-T- (Qty: 2)
Etron Technology - EM63A165TS-6G - SDRAM - SDR, 256Mb, 166MHz, 3.3V- (Qty: 1)
Enclosure, Main, Front - Injection Molded Plastic, Printed- (Qty: 1)
Enclosure, Main, Rear - Injection Molded Plastic- (Qty: 1)
Wuzhou Circuit Group - 4-Layer - FR4, Lead Free- (Qty: 1)

Grandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone - Disassembly View 1Grandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone - Disassembly View 1

Not Included in Analysis

The total materials and manufacturing costs reported in this analysis reflect ONLY the direct materials cost (from component vendors and assorted EMS providers), AND manufacturing with basic test. Not included in this analysis are costs above and beyond the material manufacture of the core device itself - cost of intellectual property, royalties and licensing fees (those not already included into the per component price), software, software loading and test, shipping, logistics marketing and other channel costs including not only EMS provider and the OEM's margin, but that of other resellers. Our cost analysis is meant to focus on those costs incurred in the manufacture of the core device and exceptionally in some circumstances the packaging and literature as well.

We do provide an Excel tab 'Overall Costs' where a user can enter their known pre and post production costs to build a per unit cost reflective of theirs actual expenditures.

Country of Origin

For the purposes of this analysis, we are assuming the following country(ies) of origin for each level of assembly, based on a combination of 'Made In' markings, and/or assumptions based on our knowledge of such equipment.

Box Contents - China
Display - China
Main PCB - China
Misc Interface PCBs - China
Other - Enclosures / Final Assembly - China

Country of origin assumptions relate directly to the associated cost of manufacturing, where calculated by iSuppli. In the cases of 'finished' sub-assemblies (such as display modules), we do not calculate internal manufacturing costs, but rather assess the market price of the finished product in which case country of origin assumptions may or may not have a direct effect on pricing.

Labor rates are applied directly only to hand inserted components and systems in our bill of materials, and although regional assumptions do, these new rates do not have a direct effect on our modeled calculations of placement costs for automated SMD assembly lines. "Auto inserted components (such as SMT components) placement costs are calculated by an iSuppli algorithm which allocates a cost per component based on the size and pincount of the device. This calculation is affected by country or region of origin as well.

Design Complexity

Component counts by assembly and the number of assembly are indicators of design complexity and efficiency.

Component Qty: 297 - Main PCB
Component Qty: 92 - Other - Enclosures / Final Assembly
Component Qty: 19 - Box Contents
Component Qty: 2 - Display
Component Qty: 8 - Misc Interface PCBs
Component Qty: 418 - Grand Total

The average IP phone has about 700 components making this device relatively simple to produce.

Grandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone - Box ContentsGrandstream GXP1450 Enterprise IP Phone - Box Contents

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