MediaTek Unveils Range of Processors
MediaTek today announced several different processors that target a handful of industries. The MT2523 packages together an MCU, GPS, Bluetooth LE, and PMU into a single piece of silicon for wearables. An ARM Cortex M4 forms the low-power processor. MediaTek says the MT2523 is 41% smaller than competing modules and can power small, but high-resolution screens with a full range of color. The MT2523 is intended for devices running operating systems less robust than Google's Android Wear. The chip will become available during the first half of the year. MediaTek also announced the MT8581 processor for 4K Blu-ray players and the MT7697 for Internet of Things and home automation applications. MediaTek competes with Qualcomm and Samsung.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
Sprint to Sell MediaTek-Equipped Variant of LG X Power
Sprint and Boost Mobile today revealed plans to sell the LG X power smartphone. The X power, announced by LG earlier this year, features a 4,100mAh battery that delivers up to two days of battery life.
MediaTek to Brand Processors Under 'Helio' Name
MediaTek is slowly introducing a new brand name for its mobile processors. Moving forward most of its smartphone and tablet chips will be branded under the name Helio.
MediaTek Debuts P20 Helio Processor and Wearable Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio P20 system-on-a-chip for phones and the MT2511 for wearables. The Helio P20 targets sub-flagship devices.