MediaTek Announces World's Smallest 4-in-1 Combo Chip Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS/FM Solution

HSINCHU, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductorcompany for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced its most advanced wireless combo chip designed to enrich multimedia experience with small footprint and long battery life for smartphones, tablets and portable devices. The MediaTek MT6620 integrates 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, GPS, and FM transmitter/receiver on a single chip with superior size and power benefits, making it the best solution for smartphones, tablets, and portable devices.

Bringing connectivity features to mainstream products such as smartphones, tablets, portable media players (PMPs), gaming devices, and personal navigation devices (PNDs), the MediaTek MT6620 integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM, to provide superior performance and rich features. The MT6620 implements advanced and sophisticated radio coexistence algorithms and hardware mechanisms to enhanced overall quality for simultaneous voice, data, and audio/video transmissions. Its small size significantly reduces PCB layout area and simplifies design efforts. In addition, the MediaTek Symphony(TM) software package supports all advanced wireless features on the Android operation system. BlueAngel(TM) Bluetooth software currently can support up to 15 profiles to fulfill most user scenario and bring customer product differentiation.

The MT6620 supports all the leading standards: dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi with WiFi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0+HS for simultaneous dual mode Bluetooth BR/EDR/HS and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) operations, GPS with Galileo/SBAS/QZSS and patent pending AlwaysLocate(TM) technology, FM radio with both transmitter and receiver, making the MT6620 ideal solution for portable devices that require superior performance and long battery life. The MT6620 passes 802.11n WiFi certificate including WPS2.0, WAPI and Bluetooth 4.0+HS on both the controller and MediaTek BlueAngle(TM) host software.

SR Tsai, General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity Business Unit at MediaTek said, "MediaTek is one of few in the industry to offer 4-in-1 SoC solution for a wide range of mobile applications. As a result of this attention to mobile device manufacturers' needs, the MT6620 was designed to meet strict requirements, such as low power modes to conserve battery life, a reduced footprint to fit into small, sleek handset designs, and low cost to enable mass market mobile Wi-Fi enabled handsets. We believe that the MT6620 is optimized for mobile devices at the hardware, firmware, and driver levels to speed time to market of innovative designs."

The MT6620 has entered mass production and is shipping to lead customers in sizable quantities now.

MT6620 Product Highlights:

-- Low power, small size and high performance Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS/FM
solution
-- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band single stream (20/40MHz) with dual
band LNA and 2.4GHz PA integration
-- Bluetooth 4.0+HS support with PA integration
-- Supports GPS/Galileo/QZSS/SBAS with -165dBm tracking sensitivity
-- FM Tx/Rx with RDS/RBDS support
-- Supports Wi-Fi Direct and WAPI hardware encryption
-- Supports FM over Bluetooth
-- PLC (Packet Loss Concealment) technology for superior audio
quality
-- Advanced AlwaysLocate(TM) location awareness technology with
ultra-low power consumption
-- Flexible host interfaces including single SDIO for all wireless
functions

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, England and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at www.mediatek.com .

SOURCE﹛MediaTek Inc.