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Mediatek has put its plans on the table as to how it intends to further conquer the Internet of Things (IoT) market. It launches a new platform and collaborations and gambles on AI as the most important property for its customers.

Anyone who thinks that Mediatek has no place in the IoT world today should be woken up. For example, every Amazon Dot Alexa voice assistant contains a Mediatek chip. A lot of other smart hardware today (speakers, soundbars, smart TVs) also have a similar chip on board. With the new IoT platform, it wants to significantly increase its market share.

Mediatek provides three main applications for its AI-based IoT products: devices with voice assistance (speakers, smart locks, etc.), smart devices with digital screens (thermostats, wearables, etc.) and AI vision (robots, drones, etc.).

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Mediatek uses a wide range of standards and provides its own open source software. There are no hard details yet about the CPU, CPU and AI components that will be in the SoC (System-on-Chip). However, Mediatek emphasises that each chip has a strong focus on low consumption without losing sight of the processing power.

The chip is based on a 4.19 Linux Kernel with support for Android 9 Pie and Yocto 2.6. They are OP-TEE compatible and support wifi 5 (802.11ac) and 4G LTE. Finally, each chip contains the full Amazon Voice Service suite including far-field voice detection. Mediatek relies on ARM TrustZone safety to guarantee up to seven years of safety updates.

For the time being, Mediatek stops when the evaluation kits are available to interested partners. There is not yet a list of partners who started working with the chips early. More information about the chip can be found here.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.