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Louis Rossmann from Rossmann Repair Group joins Dave to discuss Right To Repair legislation and repairability of products, and setting up an industry standard for independent repair.
Also moving his business, realestate, and Louis’s thoughts about what will happen to New York.
Louis’s Youtube Channel.
Right to Repair petition in Australia.
Long time listener first time commenter. I think this episode is encouraging a conspiracy theory without hearing the other side of the story. Fact of the matter is that there are a lot of scientific and engineering reasons to make the internal architecture of a device exclusive. Like many other problems in engineering its a trade off between socio economical problems and engineering advancement.
IMHO, making chips available doesn’t reveal much of a trade secret…
There is no conspiracy here. The fact is Apple for one want to remove any third party interest in their products. There is already the question you can ask yourself if you have bought one of these things. I paid for it but do i own it?
Options when it fails are limited to replace and lose your data…and..sometimes that is it.
Just my opinion on that episode, doesn’t mean its true. Otherwise, I love the podcast and the hosts.
There have always been custom chips.
I worked at ST Micro when Nokia was the leader and our division was dedicated to make custom chips for them.
Usually they also asked TI to make the same and choose one of the two after getting samples.
None of these devices were on the website or sold to other customers, even if Nokia ended up ordering the TI part.
Forgot to say it was very basic chips: battery charger, audio codec/amplifier, USB transceiver, …
Dave Jones says
Thanks for that.
Why not use an off the shelf part for something basic like an battery charger?
What was the design decision driving a custom part choice?
Dan Arves says
Great episode, thanks. Also enjoyed the ‘off-topic’ stuff 🙂
Wow, awesome! I didn’t know about the AMP Hour Electronic Podcast, I’m a new sub now, hopping to see ElectroBOOM, GreatScott, Andreas Spiess, Stuff Made Here, Strange Parts and more good electronics/makers someday here.
Andreas Spiess was the guest in Ep435: https://theamphour.com/435-an-interview-with-andreas-spiess/