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Given Imaging - PillCam COLON 2 Capsule

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2 990 €

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Yole Given Imaging PillCam COLON 2 IconeFlyerImpressive smart compact system that includes efficient power management, 2 cameras, 8 LEDs, 1 MEMS magnetic switch and 1 RF ASIC!

Designed by the Israeli firm Given Imaging, as the model for the small intestine, "PillCam Colon 2" is a great packaging prowess with the integration of 2 CMOS image sensors (Aptina), 8 LEDs, RF ASIC (Zarlink), MEMS magnetic switch (Memscap) in a 31x11mm device! It’s even more impressive when we know that batteries take up around 50% of the volume inside. Significant improvements have also been done in the power consumption of the overall system.

Ingested with some water, after preparation, it goes through the digestive tract and sends video images to a small case worn in the belt, before being spontaneously expelled, in eight hours. The recording of this journey in 360 degrees in the inside of the colon is then displayed to be analyzed by medical Team.

Yole is pleased to publish the reverse costing report of the PillCam COLON 2 Capsule performed by System Plus Consulting. Based on a complete teardown analysis, the report provides an estimation of the production cost of the Capsule and its Packaging.

This reverse costing report contains:

• Detailed photos and identification
• Physical and Cost Analysis of the Zarlink RF ASIC
• Physical and Cost Analysis of the Aptina CMOS Image Sensor
• Physical and Cost Analysis of the Memscap Magnetic MEMS Switch
• Bill of Material
• Manufacturing process flow
• In-depth economical analysis
• Manufacturing cost breakdown
• Selling price estimation

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Table of contents

 1. Overview/Introduction
> Company Profile : Given Imaging
> Executive Summary
> Methodology

2. Physical Analysis

> Package
- Views and Dimensions of the Packaging
- Labels of the Packaging
- Package Opening
> System
- Views and Dimensions of the PillCam
- PillCam Opening
- ASIC + MEMS Module
- CMOS Image Sensor Module
- Lens + leds Module

3. Cost Analysis

> Accessing the BOM
> Estimation of the cost of the PCB
> Estimation of the cost of the Lens Holder
> MEMSCAP Magnetic Switch Characteristics & Cost Estimation
> Zarlink ASIC Characteristics and Cost Estimation
> Aptina CMOS Image Sensor Characteristics and Cost Estimation
> BOM Cost – Electronic Board
> Estimation of the cost of Housing Parts
> BOM Cost – Housing
> BOM Cost - Packaging
> Material Cost Breakdown
> Accessing the Added Value (AV) cost
> Electronic Board Manufacturing Flow
> Details of the Electronic Board AV Cost
> Details of the Housing Assembly AV Cost
> Details of the Packaging Assembly AV Cost
> Added Value Cost Breakdown
> Manufacturing Cost Breakdown

 4. Estimated Price Analysis
> Estimation of the Selling Price

5. Contact



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