Audio and Video

Teardown: Google - Home

20 April 2017
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

Google Home is a smart speaker developed by Google that enables users to speak voice commands in order to interact with services through the Home's intelligent personal assistant called Google Assistant.

(Image Credit: Google)(Image Credit: Google)

Summary points:

Google Home speaker / home automation device
Same architecture electronically as Chromecast

Target Market: Consumer

Released: Q4 2016

Pricing: $129 USD Retail (as of Mar 2017)

Availability: Global

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing):$44.03

Major Components:

  • AC Adapter, 16.5V, 2A, w/ 6ft cord & TPE Strap - MFR: CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY CO LTD - MPN: W033R004H
  • Multimedia Processor, SoC, ARMADA 1500 Mini Plus, Dual-Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Support 1080p HD Content, 3D GPU, USB, SDIO, SPI, UART - MFR: MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: 88DE3006-BTK2
  • BT / FM / NFC / WLAN, SoC, IEEE 802.11ac, 1x1 Spatial Stream, Bluetooth 4.2 + HS, Dual-mode, Near Field Communication, RDS/RBDS FM Receiver - MFR: MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: 88W8887-NAA2
  • Loudspeaker, Full-Range, 55mm Diameter, 4 Ohms, 5W - MFR: TYMPHANY HK LIMITED - MPN: PLS-50N25AL07-04
  • Gasket, Injection Molded TPE
  • Enclosure, Main, Top, 2-Shot Injection Molded Polycarbonate, Painted, Printed
  • 6-Layer, FR4, Lead-Free - MFR: MULTEK
  • Tri-Color, Red / Green / Blue, Bottom Entry
  • 6-Layer, FR4, Lead-Free - MFR: MULTEK

Interface PCB - Top (Image Credit: IHS)Interface PCB - Top (Image Credit: IHS)

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