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Texas Instruments Electronics Online Challeng


Entry ID #: 3036
Created: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 3:40 PM

For this competition I chose to disassemble the Samsung Galaxy s3; the pinnacle of android devices in 2012. The reason in which I selected this device is because it sparked my interest in hardware and how modern technology works. If it was not for the Galaxy s3 I would not be the person I am today. Though I was saddened to see that there was no TI components, I was astonished to see how many parts make up a mobile device! The speaker was a OEM Samsung I9300 L710, The Galaxy s3 contains a 8 megapixel rear facing camera with an aperture size of f/2.6 with the ability to shoot 1080p at 30fps. The s3 also contains a front facing 1.9 megapixels camera made inhouse by Samsung. The processor the the Galaxy s3 is a Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412 system also made inhouse by Samsung. The Exynos 4 ran at 1.4 GHz with 1GB of RAM; which was average at the time. The model that I disassembles contains 16GB of SSD internal memory; with a REVO.6 micro SD chip port. The Galaxy s3 contains a NovaMass Full LCD  Display with a resolution of 720 pixels with a M Rev0.6 Vibrator motor. As I was looking at the components to the Galaxy S3 I noticed that INTEL had a hand in making this product as well. The s3 contains an INTEL X-Gold 636 integrated Power Manager which controlled how much power the processor consumed. Other Companies that partnered with Samsung to build the s3 Include: STMicroelectronics, Silicon Labs, Broadcom and many others. When looking at these parts you can tell that many hours of thinking and progressive communication between companies lead to more than just an integrated circuit, but to true innovation.       


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