MediaTek may be best known for smartphone chips, but the company also makes chips for Chromebooks and other smart devices, as well as modems that can be considered replacements for Qualcomm and Samsung modems.
Today, MediaTek unveiled a new 5G modem that promises speeds of 7.9 Gbps. The company also unveiled new system-on-chips for mid-range Chromebooks and high-end 4K TVs.
T800 is the new generation of T700 and it can be considered a fast and efficient 5G modem. written by GSMArenathis chip supports frequencies below 6 GHz and millimeter waves in StandAlone (SA) and Non-StandAlone (NSA) networks and can be used in devices that use two SIM cards simultaneously in standby mode.
The T800 modem can achieve a download speed of 7.9 Gbps and an upload speed of 4.2 Gbps. The modem is built on the 4nm process and is compatible with PCIe and USB host interfaces by default, but it can also be used with other methods of connecting to devices.
Kompanio T520 and T528
The Kompanio T520 and T528 chips are designed for Chromebooks and have almost the same specifications, but the T528 only runs at a higher frequency. Note that these chips are intended for budget devices, and MediaTek’s recommendation for high-end Chromebooks is the Kompanio 1380 chip.
The T528 and T520 use older hardware compared to the 1380. These two octa-core chips include two Cortex A76 cores with a frequency of 2 GHz for the T520 and 2.2 GHz for the T528 and six Cortex A55 cores. The RAM of these chips is LPDDR4X (with a maximum speed of 3733 Mbps), and their memory is eMMC 5.1 and they also support Wi-Fi 6.
The Kompanio T520 and T528 use Mali-G52 MC2 2EE graphics, and their multimedia engine can decode VP9 and H.265 videos. These chips support 32 megapixel cameras and use HiFi 5 DSP to process microphone sound with very low power consumption. Other features of these processors include support for Full HD+ displays (up to 2520 x 1080 pixels at 60 Hz), as well as support for external monitors with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The first Chromebooks equipped with this system-on-chips are expected to hit the market in the first half of 2023.
The Pentonic 1000 chip is designed for flagship 4K TVs with 120Hz refresh rate support. The processor supports Dolby Vision IQ in fine detail and can even process multiple Dolby Vision streams in parallel. This chip allows TVs to display up to 8 video streams simultaneously.
Pentonic 1000 is also optimized for gaming. The chip supports variable refresh rate inputs up to 144Hz with 4K resolution and features an automatic low-latency mode. This processor also supports Wi-Fi 6 and 6E with very low latency.
MediaTek’s Pentonic 1000 chip is among the first processors to support H.266, also known as VVC. This system-on-chip also supports AVS3, VP9, HEVC and AV1, and uses Dolby Atmos in the audio section. It is expected that the first TVs equipped with this chip will be launched in the first quarter of 2023.