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MediaTek announces chipsets for smart homes

MediaTek also claims that these chipsets are universally compatible with smartphone devices and can be used for various smart home features.

Chip maker, MediaTek has announced two new System on Chips (SoCs) – MT7687 and MT7697, for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. These SoCs will be available by Q4 2016.

The areas benefiting with these chipsets are mainly household solutions and smart electronics. The company claims that it can be implemented in smart washing machines, refrigerators, air-conditioners and the other home appliances. Also, these chipsets are said to be power efficient and comes in slim packaging providing both size and cost benefits.
MediaTek also claims that these chipsets are universally compatible with smartphones and can be used for various smart home features.

“At MediaTek, our focus lies in developing cutting edge technologies which will impact the way customers use their devices. The MT7687 and MT7697 will each bring new features to home automation and IoT market in India that will further support the Smart City initiative by the Government,” said Kuldeep Malik, country head – corporate sales international, MediaTek India.

“With solutions that power innovation and drive productivity, MediaTek is extending its leadership in the IoT segment to help India customers capitalize on the next technological shift,” he added.


This chipset is a WiFi SoC which connects home appliances and smart devices via Home network enabling diverse IoT applications. Other features include: advanced security, integrated memory, and an enhanced user programmable microcontroller. Furthermore, as mentioned before, it offers low power consumption coupled with maximum performance with negligible impact on device power. The chipset is also claimed to transmit at maximum power output of 21dBm which is much higher than other SoCs in the Wifi enables chipsets. Regarding the security, the chipset ensures advanced security through AES and 3DES/SHA2 protocols.


The other chipset that Mediatek launched in the MT7697 which essentially renders the same purpose but with some extra worth noticing features. It offers low energy Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi to integrate various home devices. The integration level in this chipset is said to be far more superior to other comparable SoCs combines with DB Wi-Fi, BLE, CM4 and RAM. A power amplifier with TX Power up to 10 decibel-milliwatts (dBm) is also embedded in the chipset. The BLE technology can offer up to 160 bytes of maximum transmission in iOS devices.

With this two launches, MediaTek is all set to explore the world of IoTs after conquering the world of multi-media technology and processing chipsets.

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