Another teardown, this time the Billion 5100 ADSL Router which is a few years old now, it’s just an “ADSL” router, none of that ADSL2 here.
What’s interesting is that this PCB has 3 x crystals compared to the Netgear’s and Netcomm’s which either have 1 or 2. Also notice the voltage regulator on the middle left, that’s seems a bit large for a router, it supplies up to 3 amps, that Trend Chip my be a power sucker, PDF.
The main chip, can’t really find much information about it.
2. ADMtek Ethernet Chip
It seems this chip handles the network side of things, PDF.
3. MX IC Flash Memory Chip
Seems to be a 16Mbit flash chip, PDF.
4. Samsung RAM Chip
Of course no router would be complete without the Samsung chip to handle the memory for the router with 64Mbit, PDF.
5. M-tek Ethernet hardware chip
This chip seems to handle the physical side of the Ethernet connections, PDF.
And that’s it, another one bites the dust? . The next teardown will be on a Netgear ADSL modem/router which is probably about 8 years old!