As we mentioned previously, the CPU comes soldered on the motherboard. Figure 7 reveals the passive cooler of the CPU. The NM10 chipset can be seen in the bottom left.
Figure 8 shows the Atom D525 CPU after removing the cooler.
The voltage regulator has only one phase, which is not a big issue for this low-consumption CPU. All the capacitors are solid or high-quality Japanese ones, from Chemi-Con, and all the coils use ferrite cores,
which is great. If you want to learn more about the voltage regulator circuit, please read our tutorial on this subject.