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Amazon Echo teardown reveals the speakers impressive internals

iFixit teardown the new Amazon Echo speaker, revealing some impressive internals

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 16, 2014 at 09:31 pm CST (0 mins, 51 secs reading time)

Amazon's Echo speaker is still super fresh, but iFixit seem to get their hands-on these devices first, with a beautiful teardown revealing the internals of this smart speaker.

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Inside of the 10-inch tall Echo, we have three circuit boards and a bunch of processing chips which are found between two speakers and a bass reflex subwoofer. Texas Instruments silicon chips are found inside for controlling most things from the ring of LED lights, stereo playback and digital signal processing. SanDisk make an appearance with 4GB of flash storage, Samsung provides 256MB of RAM, while Qualcomm finds its way inside of the Echo speaker with a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module.

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Some eagle eyed readers might note that we haven't talked about a processor yet, because Echo has its processing done in the cloud. This is an impressive feat, and shows that the future of the cloud is very bright. Amazon's Echo, which is still an "invitation only" device right now, is getting some decent reviews from users so far.

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