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iFixit reveals that Chromecast is little more than two inexpensive chips


We already got a brief look inside Google’s new Chromecast device that revealed 4GB of flash memory and a Marvell DE3005 system-on-a-chip, but today iFixit performed its ritual tear down of the device giving us specifics on everything packed into the HDMI streaming solution.

The tear down confirmed the Marvell system-on-a-chip and 4GB of flash memory, but also found 512 MB DDR3L SDRAM, and an AzureWave AW-NH387 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth and FM Combo chip. It’s isn’t, however, assigning a repairability score to the Chromecast, as there isn’t much inside to repair. Here’s the break down of internal components: 

  • -AzureWave AW-NH387 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth and FM Combo Module
  • -Marvell DE3005-A1 System on Chip
  • -Micron MT29F16G08MAA 16 Gb (4 GB) NAND Flash Memory
  • -Micron D9PXV 512 MB DDR3L SDRAM
  • -DDR3L SDRAM (1.35 V) is a low voltage version of the DDR3 SDRAM (1.5 V).

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.