Apple’s A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

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Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

An inside view of the A7 processor.

(Credit: Chipworks and iFixit)

What’s behind the power of the new A7 chip in Apple ‘s iPhone 5S? A peek inside its electronic innards courtesy of iFixit reveals one secret.

Unveiling the results of its A7 teardown on Tuesday, iFixit got the inside scoop on the chip thanks to some electron microscope scanning from Chipworks. The teardown uncovered more than 1 billion transistors built into the processor.

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But even further, Chipworks found that the transistors are more tightly packed. The distance between each transistor in the A7 is 114 nanometers, an advancement over the A6’s 123 nanometer gap. The improvement is possible because of … [Read more]

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power


Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

 

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

 

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

 

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

 

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

Apples A7 chip: Small space, plenty of power

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