Category: MediaTek

Indiegogo: $28 LY Android phone, buy directly from Factory

Posted by – July 2, 2015

Launched now on Indiegogo at http://igg.me/at/ly and http://igg.me/at/ly3

The idea is to sell the world's cheapest phones in bulk to anyone directly from the factory in Shenzhen China. Anyone can be a small distributor and make money reselling everywhere.

LY is a new Smartphones brand from Shenzhen China. The cheapest model is LY3 sold at $28 (for 25 pieces) with a 3.5"HVGA display on Spreadtrum SC7715 Single-core ARM Cortex-A5.

LY1 sells at $119 (for 25 pieces) with a 5"HD display and with better-than Android One specs using the MediaTek MT6582 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

LY2 sells at $53 (for 25 pieces) with a 4"WVGA display on a MediaTek MT6572 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7.

The idea of LY is that people buying more than 1 unit get these discounts which is also the profits they can make if they resell them at the suggested price:
1 = Full price
5 = 15% discount
10 = 20% discount
25 = 30% discount

LY Price Features table

Check the campaigns at http://igg.me/at/ly and http://igg.me/at/ly3 for the prices, specs, design features and etc.

MediaTek MT3188 wireless charger Multi Mode Receiver supports the 3 major wireless charging standards

Posted by – June 20, 2015

MediaTek MT3188, is a tightly-integrated solution that supports resonant charging technology, which support multiple major standards including Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP)、Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA).
With a Ultra-compact design for smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and other consumer devices, Highly integrated, with an optimized bill of materials that requires no external active components,Provides the option of in-band communications in resonant mode for applications where a Bluetooth transceiver is not available, mass production starts around August 2015.

Acer BYOC “build your own cloud” for IoT

Posted by – June 7, 2015

Acer BYOC is a cross-platform, multi-device, multi-network cloud system to create, personalize IoT devices to help make IoT devices be successful, where the IoT cloud apps are run on edge devices, to gateways to the cloud.

MediaTek MT7623 for IoT Gateways, MT7687 Low Power Wi-Fi for IoT devices

Posted by – June 7, 2015

MediaTek shows their new MT7623 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for IoT gateways, WiFi hotspots, and media routers using Linux, OpenWrt that supports 4x4 11ac, can deliver up to 2Gbps broadband service as well as the high throughput that is required by smart phones at home. MediaTek MT7683 features a world’s-first AP router with a Mali 450 GPU and HDMI/MIPI for displaying the status of connected IoT devices via a TV or display. MediaTek's Gateway IoT solution addresses the issue of bottlenecks in home gateways that people experience with existing routers on the market, as homes stream several HD or 4K video streams and stream to Smartphones, Tablets and IoT devices in the home. When YouTube or Netflix might be buffering in your home, it might be more often an issue with your home router than with net neutrality like backbone to last mile bandwidth issues, the ARM Processors in Home Gateways and Routers need to be upgraded to faster performance with more bandwidth within your home. Then MediaTek also launches the MT7687 for Wi-Fi N at a very low power consumption for IoT devices with a low power ARM Cortex-M4 on the SoC.

MediaTek Helio P10, 64bit octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz

Posted by – June 7, 2015

MediaTek Helio P10 is a new smartphone SoC for smartphones “P” means “premium performance” and Ultra low power consumption at “DOU”-“day of use”. this chipset based on a 64 bit octa-core Cortex A53, a dual-core Mali-T860 GPU, support LTE for download speeds up to 300Mbps. MediaTek P10 will be produced in a 28nm process, mass production of P10 based devices starts from Q3 2015, the P10 is the first chip in the new Helio P family, a series which aims to integrate into a high-value chipset, premium features such as high-performance modem technology; the world’s first TrueBright ISP engine for ultra-sensitive RWWB; and, MiraVision 2.0, for top-tier display experiences. The features available in the P series include several of MediaTek’s premier technologies, such as WorldMode LTE Cat-6, supporting 2x20 carrier aggregation with 300/50Mbps data speed; MediaTek’s advanced task scheduling algorithm, CorePilot, which optimizes the P10’s heterogeneous computing architecture by sending workloads to the most suitable computing device – CPU, GPU, or both; and, MediaTek’s Visual Processing Application – Non-contact Heart Rate Monitoring, which uses only a smartphone’s video camera to take a heart rate reading and is as accurate as pulse oximeters/portable ECG monitoring devices.

You can read the official press release for MediaTek Helio P10 here: http://www.mediatek.com/en/news-events/mediatek-news/mediatek-expands-its-flagship-mediatek-helio-processor-family-with-the-p-series-offering-premium-performance-for-super-slim-designs/

MediaTek Computex 2015 press conference, launching MediaTek Helio P10, MT7623 and MT7683

Posted by – June 7, 2015

Here is the full MediaTek press conference in Chinese with English translation audio, filmed by the Notebook Italia channel on YouTube:

MediaTek CMO Johan Lodenius talks IoT, Turnkey Solutions

Posted by – June 6, 2015

MediaTek is shipping hundreds of millions of ARM Processors each year, second Smartphone chip provider by volume after Qualcomm, MediaTek is launching their Internet of Things optimized ARM Processors for Smart Homes, for wide area and short area networks connectivity. MediaTek pioneered the Turnkey solution 10 years ago for feature phones and they do exactly the same for Smartphones, enabling fast time to market for smart mobile technology.

MediaTek Helio X20 Tri-Cluster 10-core ARMv8 64bit processor

Posted by – June 5, 2015

MediaTek shows off and claims that their new Tri-Cluster 10-core ARM processor can use about 30-40% less power running certain apps in Android for example saving power consumption or performance efficiency when doing things like Facebook and Web Browsing. The MediaTek Helio X20 has 4 ARM Cortex-A53 at a low 1.4Ghz clock speed, 4 ARM Cortex-A53 at a higher 2Ghz clock speed and 2 ARM Cortex-A72 at a high 2.5Ghz clock speed. MediaTek claims that them being able to shift gears improves power consumption and performance. MediaTek CorePilot 3.0 improves MediaTek's heterogeneous multi-processing to also integrate the GPU into the efficient processing.

Chromebook on ARM Cortex-A72 MediaTek MT8173 big.LITTLE

Posted by – June 4, 2015

MediaTek are showing their first Chromebook, with a dual ARM Cortex-A72 with dual ARM Cortex-A53 big.LITTLE of their "world's fastest" MT8173 SoC with SGX6250 GPU. MediaTek are optimizing the Chrome OS performance in partnership with Google to get this launched as soon as possible, though probably not before the beginning of next year they say. It has dual USB Type-C, one of which can output to a secondary display. For the final product, the built-in Chromebook display can be up to 2K resolution, now showing off 1366x768 on this prototype. Fast charge through the USB Type-C will work. The displays could be 11.6" or 13", the displays will probably be 1366x768 or 1920x1080. The target is affordable pricing. MediaTek together with Imagination and Google are the first to optimize the PowerVR6 GPU for Chrome OS, trying to take advantage of all its heterogeneous multiprocessing speecs to try to optimize the performance. MediaTek is revisiting their optimization approach to upstream all of their work, soon enough people will be able to get all of the source code that they are developing to get this ready.

Maysun shows LTE phones on MT6732 with wireless charging and finger print

Posted by – May 27, 2015

Maysun is an OEM/ODM manufacturer of smartphones now shipping models with LTE, finger printing, large battery capacities up to 5000mAh, wireless charging, their RMA rate is less than 4%. Founded in 2008, Maysun has its own R&D team and a big factory employing more than 300 workers at their assembly and SMT lines, Maysun outputs Smartphones with a production capacity of 8000 smartphones per day, 250 thousand smartphones per month. You can read more about Maysun at http://www.maysuncn.com/