BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2019
Helio M70, MediaTek's multimode 5G modem, shown running 4.2Gbps 5G data transfer speeds -- the industry's fastest sub-6GHz modem in live verified testing
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at MWC 2019, MediaTek announced advancements to its 5G portfolio to power the rollout of 5G devices in 2020 for the sub-6GHz spectrum. The Helio M70 5G modem was showcased for the intelligent home running 5G data transfer speeds as well as mmWave over-the-air tests of MediaTek's 5G antenna arrays. The Helio M70 demo runs at 4.2Gbps 5G data speeds -- the industry's fastest sub-6GHz live 5G modem demonstration to date.
MediaTek's 5G technology has gone through extensive industry testing and Helio M70 is expected to be in devices later this year. MediaTek is working closely with its customers, networks and technology suppliers to accelerate the rollout of 5G and power devices across mobile, home and auto by 2020.
"Starting with Helio M70, we give manufacturers an ideal solution to deliver a 5G experience with ultra-fast connectivity and intelligent energy savings, all in a compact form factor for elegant smartphone designs," said TL Lee General Manager of MediaTek's Wireless Communication business unit. "MediaTek built its legacy making great technology with high-end features more accessible to consumers around the globe. Our comprehensive 5G solutions will power the next wave of New Premium devices, bringing reliable, readily available and fast broadband to consumers around the world."
The Helio M70 5G modem, MediaTek's first generation 5G solution, comes with with LTE and 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC) with dynamic power sharing capability, plus multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 5G. Helio M70 supports the sub-6GHz frequency band non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) 5G network architectures. Key features of the Helio M70 include:
MediaTek is targeting sub-6GHz first to bring 5G connectivity to the largest markets. The sub-6GHz frequency band is ideally suited for urban environments and rural areas, enabling MediaTek to make high-speed connectivity truly accessible for people around the globe. MediaTek will demo the fast 5G sub-6GHz connection with the Helio M70 at MWC. MediaTek is also developing new cellular technologies for connectivity standards and enhancements, such as mmWave beam forming. MediaTek will be ready to support mmWave products in 2020.
MediaTek works with leading cellular operators, equipment makers and suppliers to verify market readiness of its 5G technologies and make 5G accessible across mobile, home and auto applications.
To simplify the complex industry supply chain and get products to market faster, MediaTek is bringing together 5G component suppliers and device makers to deliver a complete, standards-based and optimized 5G solution. Companies collaborating with MediaTek on Radio Frequency Front End (RFFE) technology include Oppo, Vivo and top tier RF suppliers, including Skyworks, Qorvo, and Murata, to define a front end module solution that accommodates 5G components without impacting a smartphone's slim profile.
In addition to 5G, another key pillar of MediaTek's connectivity strategy is to bring edge AI everywhere. While 5G will connect consumers to the cloud at ultra-fast speeds, edge AI processing will play an important role in bringing consumers real-time AI experiences. MediaTek's wide-ranging ecosystem of edge AI hardware processing solutions and comprehensive software tools is powering AI in smart homes, wearables, smartphones, autonomous cars and other connected devices. The company's newest AI chipset, the Helio P90 incorporates one of the most powerful AI chipsets available in a smartphone today with an incredible 1165 GMACs performance.
MediaTek is also a key player in the 3GPP LPWA specification for narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT). NB-IoT is designed to support large-scale connectivity, reduce equipment complexity and minimize power consumption to prolong battery life to power devices for years at a time. MediaTek's MT2625, an ultra-low power, 3GPP Release-14 enabled NB-IoT platform to support a wide variety of home, civic, industrial or mobile applications. The MT2621 provides device makers with a dual mode NB-IoT GSM/GPRS platform, ideal for integration in smart trackers, wearables, IoT security and industrial applications. MediaTek's MWC booth features demos with the MT2625 and MT2621, including an NB-IoT reference design that can operate for 10 years through a dry cell battery.
MediaTek exhibiting at MWC from Feb. 25-28, 2019 in Barcelona at Hall 6, Stand 6C30. To learn more about MediaTek's 5G portfolio, please visit: www.mediatek.com
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MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE: 2454) is a global fabless semiconductor company that enables 1.5 billion connected devices a year. They are a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile device, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products. Their dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies and advanced multimedia solutions across a broad range of products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, OTT boxes, wearables and automotive solutions. MediaTek empowers and inspires people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals through smart technology. They call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything they do. Visit www.mediatek.com for more information.
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