Anatomy of the Playstation 3

The Radio/USB Circuit Board

This small printed circuit board hosts Playstation 3’s radio circuits on one side and the USB ports on the other side. It features three antennas, two for Wi-Fi connection and one for BlueTooth connection.

Sony Playstation 3Figure 20: Radio circuit.

The radio circuitry uses the following integrated circuits:

  • IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network and BlueTooth 2.0 EDR controller chip: Marvell 88W8580.
  • RAM (buffer): Nanya NT5SV8M16FS-6K (128 Mbit, 16 MB).

The USB ports are controlled by a GL852 chip.

Sony Playstation 3Figure 21: USB ports.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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