MediaTek introduces T800 5G modem Kompanio 520 and 528 processors
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MediaTek introduces T800 5G modem, Kompanio 520 and 528 processors for Chromebooks and Pentonic 1000 for Smart TVs

The Taiwanese company MediaTek has presented various chips for IoT devices, Chromebooks and Smart TVs, which will appear in various products as early as 2023.

    Image source: mediatek.com

Image source: mediatek.com

MediaTek T800 5G modem is designed for non-smartphone devices i.e. IoT devices. It supports a wide range of bands including mmWave and sub-6GHz. The maximum theoretical speed on the incoming channel is 7.9 Gbps, on the outgoing – 4.2 Gbps, which exceeds the actual speed of modern networks. The modem supports the simultaneous operation of two SIM cards. The T800 is manufactured using a 4nm process, which extends battery life in end devices.

The MediaTek Kompanio 520 and 528 chipsets are intended for entry-level Chromebooks. It uses 8-core processors: 2 Arm Cortex-A76 cores and 6 Cortex-A55 cores. In both cases, the A55 cores work with a clock frequency of 2.0 GHz, with the Kompanio 520 the productive A76 have the same 2.0 GHz, with the Kompanio 528 they have been overclocked to 2.2 GHz – there are other differences between the chipsets Not. The Arm Mali G52 MC2 2EE subsystem is responsible for the graphics. There is also a dual-core APU for working with artificial intelligence algorithms.

LPDDR4x storage and eMMC 5.1 drives are supported. The chipsets also support cameras up to 32 MP, feature hardware optimizations for VP9 decoding and H.265 encoding, and support video communications at up to 60 fps. Chromebooks based on these chipsets can run native Full HD+ displays and optional Full HD monitors.

Finally, the Pentonic 1000 platform targets 4K TVs up to 144Hz. Wi-Fi 6/6E, Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail (more details in light and dark areas) and screen splitting into 8 streams are supported, and there is also a powerful AI processor. The CPU is a 4-core Arm Cortex-A73 clocked at 2.0 GHz, while the graphics are handled by an Arm Mali-G57 MC2. MediaTek clarified that devices will be available for sale on new platforms in 2023.

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