MediaTek introduced its new SoCs MT8551, MT7697 and MT2523 at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. MediaTek first focused on giving life to multimedia systems for home, the second chip focused on low power consumption, and the latter focused on wearables.
The MediaTek MT8551 is used in video players that support 4K (3840 x 2160p) content playback through Blu-ray and will be able to rescale 4K movies in DVD format. It also incorporates HEVC video formats, H.264 and VP9 4K 60p for 4K content (3840 x 2160) as well as MPEG-2, VC-1 and VP8 2K 60p for content 2K (1920 × 1080). On the audio, it supports Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and DTS-HD.
The MT7697 is focused on devices equipped with low energy consumption and WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth LE, it means a lot for devices (Home Online) allowing appliances to be connected intelligently with our devices.
This SoC will be very easy to find on the market, as it will be equipped in lot of smartwatches and activity measurement devices (wearables). It is the first chip type system-in-packnage (SIP) that provides GPS, dual-mode Bluetooth low energy and high resolution mobile displays MIPI specifications. The MT2523 combines a long battery life display technology with high quality and reduced chip size for optimal usage experience. The printed circuit board with SIP is 41% smaller than the solutions offered by competitors MediaTek
The company said it expects to sell these chips in 2016 with no less than 1,500 million SoCs only for smartphones, tablets and TVs.