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Essentials of Mobile Handset Design by Peter Whale, Abhi Naha

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4 Hardware design

4.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we look at the major internal hardware components of a mobile handset and the key design issues which affect their design. We shall focus on core design aspects which are most particular to mobile handsets – radio, baseband cellular modem and mobile application processors. We shall look only briefly at the many – yet critical – peripheral components such as display, camera, audio, GPS, WiFi, sensors and so on. Our justification for taking this approach is that the core hardware and software components are the essence of what makes a mobile handset different to other consumer electronics products such as digital cameras, portable games consoles, SatNavs, set top boxes, etc. Many of these other ...

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