Computer Electronics

Teardown: Sony PlayStation VR

02 February 2017
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

PlayStation VR was known by the codename Project Morpheus during development. The virtual reality head-mounted display developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment launched on October 13, 2016, and was designed to be fully functional with the PlayStation 4 home video game console.

Summary points:

Virtual Reality Headset

1920x1080 Combined resolution and 120Hz

3D Audio Technology

Six-axis motion sensing

Target market: Mass Market

Released: Q42016

Pricing: $399 USD

Availability: Global

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing): $166.40

Major Components:

  • 5.7" Diagonal, AMOLED, LTPS, 1920 x 1080, N/T, S-Stripe, 24.2g - MFG: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO LTD - MPN: AMS570EL01 - (Qty: 1)
  • Multimedia Processor, SoC, ARMADA 1500 Pro 4K, Quad-Core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, Multi-Core GPU, w/ 10-bit UHD HEVC Decoder, Integrated HDMI v2.0 Output - MFG: MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: 88DE3214 - (Qty: 1)
  • HDMI Transceiver, 2-Input / 2-Output, 3GHz, Up to 4k x 2k, w/ On-Screen Display - MFG: ANALOG DEVICES INC - MPN: ADV7626KBCZ-8 - (Qty: 2)
  • VR Achromatic Lens, Injection Molded Clear Polycarbonate - (Qty: 2)
  • AC Adapter, 12V, 3A, 36W, 3.28ft Cord, w/ Black Mylar Label & Cable Tie - MFG: DELTA ELECTRONICS INC - MPN: ADP-36NHA - (Qty: 1)
  • BD-ROM, Game Title, w/ Plastic Case & Plastic Sleeve - (Qty: 1)
  • 6-Layer, FR4, Lead-Free, Halogen-Free - MFG: UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP - (Qty: 1)
  • 2-in-2 VR Headset Connection Cable, 2 Male to 2 Female, AUX Jack & HDMI Type A Male to AUX Jack & HDMI Type A Female, 9.25ft, w/ Black Mylar Label & 2 Cable Ties, w/ Protect Film - (Qty: 1)
  • SDRAM, DDR3-1866, 2Gb, 1.5V - MFG: SK HYNIX INC - MPN: H5TQ2G63GFR-RDC - (Qty: 3)
  • 2-in-1 VR Headset Connection Cable, AUX Jack & HDMI Type A to Pin Header Connector, 6.33ft, w/ 4 Control Buttons & Earphone Jack, w/ Copper Foil & Cable Tie & Black Mylar Label - (Qty: 1)

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