Microsoft Band torn down (video)


The good folks over at Sparkfun have decided to lift the mystery on what exactly is inside a Microsoft Band, and after many hours of cutting, drilling and screwing they managed to reveal the exact components.

They have revealed the components as:

Component
Markings
Notes

CPU
MK24 FN1M0V12
Freescale Kinetis K24 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4

RAM
CY62167EV18LL-55BVXI
Cypress 2 MB SRAM

Storage
MX66U51235FXDi
Macronix 64 MB nonvolatile flash memory

Bluetooth
3002-BL3D
Atheros Bluetooth 4.0

Of note is that with only 2 MB of RAM Microsoft’s claim that the device does not have an OS is likely quite right, with it likely running a very basic real time operating system which makes the idea of on-device apps very unlikely.… Read More

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