MediaTek is known for its mobile processors but the company deals in other products as well such as 5G modems, Chromebook chips and more. The brand has now unveiled a new T800 5G modem for sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks. Apart from that, it also debuted Kompanio T520 and T528 for Chromebooks alongside Pentonic 1000 SoC for flagship 4K TVs.
MediaTek’s T800 solution supports download speeds of up to 7.9Gbps. The T800 packs MediaTek’s latest 5G UltraSave power-efficiency technologies to optimize battery life for all 5G connection conditions.
The MediaTek T800 chipset solution features a thin modem with a fully integrated 3GPP Release-16 5G cellular modem, FR1 Transceivers, an Envelope Tracking (ET) chip, a MLNA, a GNSS receiver and associated PMICs. The thin modem is built on an advanced 4nm process node and also integrates PCIe + USB host interfaces, plus other input/output options.
The Pentonic 1000 has been launched for powering flagship 4K TVs with up to 120Hz displays. The chip comes with support for Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail and can even process multiple Dolby Vision streams simultaneously. The chip allows TVs to show up to 8 video streams at the same time.
It is the first chipset to come with support for the upcoming H.266, aka VVC. It also supports the HEVC, VP9, AVS3, as well as AV1 codecs. Both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision technologies can also be handled.
Next, the chip supports Variable Refresh Rate inputs at up to 4K at 144Hz and has Auto Low Latency Mode. Wi-Fi 6/6E connectivity is built in for low-latency gaming sessions. The first TVs employing the Pentonic 1000 chip are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2023.
Kompanio T520, T528
MediaTek also unveiled two new processors for Chromebooks. These chips are aimed at affordable chromebooks where they consist of an octa-core CPU featuring two Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.0GHz in the T520 and 2.2GHz in the T528. Alongside, there are six A55 cores. For memory, the chip supports LPDDR4X RAM (up to 3,733Mbps) and eMMC 5.1 storage.
The Mali-G52 MC2 2EE GPU handles the graphics, and there’s also a multimedia engine that can decode VP9 and H.265 videos. Additionally, there is support for cameras up to 32MP and a HiFi-5 DSP for low-power microphone audio processing. There’s Wi-Fi 6 connectivity as well.
There’s support for FHD+ displays at up to 2,520 x 1,080px at 60Hz. For external monitor, the chip can support up to 1,920 x 1,080px resolution at 60Hz refresh rate. The first Chromebooks powered by the new Kompanio T520 and T528 chips are expected to debut in the first half of 2023.