Smart acoustic system Google Home is highly appreciated by the specialists of iFixit
Specialists iFixit are likely to value the maintainability of smartphones or tablets. But not always. For example, new experimental source was a smart acoustic system Google Home.
It turned out that the device has quite simple design, which resulted in eight points for the maintainability of a possible ten.
In the early stages of disassembly very simple. Uses screws and latches. Then we have to deal with lots of glue.
The device has two system boards. The round is located the Atmel ATSAMD21 with the Cortex-M0+, two chips NXP PCA9956BTW and two MEMS microphone InvenSense INMP621.
On the second card revealed a dual-core processor Marvell Armada 1500 88DE3006 Mini Plus, chip flash memory Toshiba TC58NVG1S3HBA16 adapter wireless interfaces Marvell Avastar 88W8897, amplifier Texas Instruments TAS5720 and RAM Samsung K4B4G16.
In the end, points were removed for the use of glue and the fact that the power connector is soldered to the system Board. As positive aspects, the source noted minimum number of moving parts, standard screws and an abundance of modular components.