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A Teardown Analysis of the Raychem Miniplex Four-Line Digital Switch

Published: 11 January 1999

ID: G0074598

Analyst(s): Michael Hai L. Nguyen


Based on a physical "teardown" of the Raychem Miniplex four-line digital switch, this report contains a complete electronic and mechanical bill of materials with part numbers, manufacturers, quantities, package types, device descriptions, and current and forecast costs; a thorough electronic and mechanical analysis with design and manufacturing trade-offs; assembly and DSL manufacturing costs; and annotated figures of all printed circuit boards.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
    • Evaluation Methodology
  • Miniplex Four-Line Digital Switch Executive Product Summary
    • Availability
    • Configuration
    • Cost and Competition
    • Design and Cost Advantages
    • Design and Cost Disadvantages
  • Vendor Sourcing
    • Central Electronics
    • Power/Signal Distributor
    • Memory
    • Publications
    • System Observations
    • Card Assessments
  • Packaging/Manufacturability
    • Overview
    • Assembly
    • System Unit Size/Weight
  • Product Observations
  • Assumptions
    • Assumptions
  • Bill of Materials
  • Bill of Materials by Major Subsystems
  • Card Layouts

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