iPhone 4S A5 Processor Chip Depth Analysis

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A5 processor chip Chipworks have posted a teardown on iPhone 4S for a more depth technical analysis of Apple’s latest chips. As there are many tear downs before one is done before by iFixit posted week ago.  Chipworks continued their depth analysis with the teardown pictures of ifixit and they major focused on A5 processor chip work.

The A5 processor

The switch from the A4 to the A5 processor was one of the most discussed chip updates in the iPhone 4S. The A5, also found in the iPad 2, is a dual-core processor delivering up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics, according to Apple. This device was also found in the iPad2. Here’s an in-depth look at the A5 including die markings, top metal die photo, a partially annotated poly die photo, package x-ray, and a SEM cross-section.(click to enlarge images

A5 prcessor chip

Here are the Key Componend found in A5 Processor Chip

● Qualcomm RTR8605 Multi-band RF Transceiver
● Skyworks 77464-20 Power Amplifier
● Avago ACPM Power Amplifier
● TriQuint TQM9M9030 SAW filter
● TriQuint TQM66052
● Apple 338S0987 (Cirrus audio codec)
● Qualcomm MDM6610
● Apple 338S0973 (Dialog power management IC)
● Qualcomm PM8028 power management IC
● Toshiba THGVX1G7D2GLA08 16 GB 24 nm MLC Flash Memory

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