25C3 -

25th Chaos Communication Congress
Nothing to hide

Harald Welte
Day Day 2 (2008-12-28)
Room Saal 1
Start time 17:15
Duration 01:00
ID 3008
Event type lecture
Track Hacking
Language used for presentation en

Anatomy of smartphone hardware

Dissecting contemporary cellphone hardware

Do you know the architecture of contemporary mobile phone hardware? This presentation will explain about the individual major building blocks and overall architecture of contemporary GSM and UMTS smartphones.

We will start from a general block diagram level and then look at actual chipsets used in mobile devices, ranging from SoC to RAM and flash memory technologies, Bluetooth, Mobile WiFi chipsets, busses/protocols as well as the GSM baseband side.

The main focus will be about the OpenMoko Freerunner (GTA02) hardware, since the schematics are open and can be used for reference during the lecture. However, we will also look into tighter integrated components of various vendors like Qualcomms MSM7xxx, Samsung S3C64xx, TI OMAP35xx and others.