After Hours

Cracking open the Apple TV

Several chips on the Apple TV's main PCB

The large rectangular chip (top left) is the USB controller. The smaller rectangular chip (top right) is a Texas Instruments LM339A General Purpose Differential Comparator.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Caption by: Bill Detwiler

About Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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