Deep exploring with Apple’s new lightning connector

Mon, Oct 15, 2012


Are you tired of news about Apple’s new lightning cable? Well, Chipworks isn’t and they recently released their 5th blogpost about it so take heed, folks.

We couldn’t help but notice that there is a lot of speculation and discussion (and frankly, a few wild guesses) concerning the functions of the Apple’s new lightning connectors. We don’t normally give (a total of five blogs!) this much attention to a single electronics teardown, but since we haven’t seen it elsewhere yet, we figured the world needed “just one more thing” on the Apple iPhone 5. We have confirmed that the Lightning cable does have four chips embedded in it, plus some passive devices. Two of these chips are very simple (only a couple of transistors), and the third is an NXP NX20P3. However, the fourth and arguably most interesting of these is the TI chip.

Intrigued? Well check out the full story over here.


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