Ever wonder how the operator in your smartphone works? Well in this video we explore the primary processor or the System on a Chip or SoC which is essentially the brain of your smartphone. We’ll explore the different sections of the SoC and then see how data moves around. Next, we’ll explore what happens when you take a picture, and how the SoC processes this data. Following that, we’ll take a look at the CPU section, and finally, we’ll see how these SoC are designed and manufactured.

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Script, Modelling, Animation, Editing- Teddy Tablante
Twitter: @teddytablante
Voice Over- Phil Lee

Table of Contents:
00:00 – The Magic of the SoC
01:13 – Layout of this Episode
02:07 – Notes & Details of the SoC
05:15 – All the Sections of the System on a Chip
08:47 – Processing an Image on the SoC
15:54 – Thank you Gerber Labs
16:40 – Inside the CPU Block
18:59 – Designing and Manufacturing the System on a Chip
22:41 – What it looks like form a nanoscopic view
23:38 – Wrap-up

Key Branches from this video are: Microchips, CPUs, Integrated Circuits,

12:10 – Enligsh should be English! Ugh such a blunder. Maybe it’s a test to see who reads the footnotes. And then another test to see who reads the erratum…

Animation built using Blender 2.90.1 https://www.blender.org/
Post with Adobe Premiere Pro

Model References: Blend Swap: Yohello

Book References:

Abderazek, Ben Abdallah. Advanced Multicore System-On-Chip, Architecture, on-Chip Network, Design. Springer

ARM, Arm Cortex-177 Core Technical Reference Manual Revisions r1p1

Birger, Maxim. Snapdragon Platforms overview feat. MSM7x30 chipset.

Codrescu, Lucian. Qualcomm Hexagon DSP: An Architecture optimized for mobile multimedia and communications. Qualcomm Technologies

Pulli, Kari. VP Computational Imaging Light. Camera Processing Pipeline

Santanu, Kundu. Santanu, Chattopadhyay. Network-On-Chip. CRC Press.

Veena S. Chakravarthi. A Practical Approach to VLSI System on Chip (SoC) Design. Springer

Yang, Kent. PoP Details.

Internet References:

Tech Insights, Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown: https://www.techinsights.com/blog/apple-iphone-11-pro-max-teardown

Anand Tech https://www.anandtech.com/

Die Photos from Birdman 86, Pauli Rautakorpi: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ListFiles/Birdman86

Wiki Chips: https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/apple/ax/a12

Processor Die Photos: http://www.qdpma.com/CPU/CPU.html

Wikipedia contributors. “System on A Chip” “ARM” “Samsung Electronics.” “ARM Architecture” “Reduced Instruction Set Computer” “Dynamic Random Access Memory” “Semiconductor device fabrication” “Color Depth” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Visited November 2020

Model Attribution: Blend Swap: Clock Creator Yohello