IoT introduction

Powering the IoT revolution

The Internet of Things and Wearables are rapidly coming of age and becoming an essential part of daily life, whether at work, at home or at play. Taking PCs as a benchmark, smartphone penetration has exceeded that tenfold. IoT is expected to drive wireless penetration further, by a factor of 100 to 1,000. While analysts’ estimates vary, forecasts suggest anything from 21B to 100B devices will be deployed by 2020.


MediaTek is driving this explosion in devices by continuously innovating across a range of systems on a chip (SoCs) to deliver the processing power, battery life, compact size and sensing capabilities at the cost points needed for the mass market.


To help with your IoT device development, MediaTek Labs provides development platforms, complemented by documentation and other development resources, as well as technical and business support. To support the journey to market, partner companies are ready to assist with everything from industrial design to cloud-based data storage and device control.


MediaTek and MediaTek Labs are focused on supporting four key IoT product areas: Wearables, Smart Home, Location Intelligence and M2M.

Wearables

Wearables are expanding from simple fitness trackers into more capable devices that offer features for heart rate and stress sensing from an array of multiple sensing technologies. With not just personal use but with governments, health insurers, healthcare providers and employers looking to these devices to improve care and lower costs, IDC is forecasting Wearables shipments exceeding 200M by the year 2025.


MediaTek products offer the connectivity, low power consumption, compact SoC size and location acquisition features needed for a broad range of Wearables.

Chipset Platform Features
MT2523G LinkIt™ Development Platform for RTOS
  • Low power
  • Bluetooth 2.1 and 4.2
  • GNSS supporting GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou
  • Camera and display interfaces
  • 9.2 mm x 6 mm package
MT2523D LinkIt™ Development Platform for RTOS
  • Low power
  • Bluetooth 2.1 and 4.2
  • Camera and display interfaces
  • 6.2 mm x 5.8 mm package
MT2533
  • Low power
  • Bluetooth 2.1 and 4.2 with Advanced Wireless Stereo
  • Audio AFE and DSP with advanced audio and speech support
  • Local MP3 playback support
  • 6.2 mm x 5.8 mm x 1.05 mm package
MT2511
  • For use with MT2523D/G
  • Electrocardiography (EKG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) data acquisition for heart rate and other biometric data.
MT2601 Android Wear
  • CPU and GPU for advanced Android Wear apps
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.1
  • Support for GNSS, 3G and PMIC from complementary SoCs (MT6630, MT6605 and MT6323 respectively)
  • Display and camera support
  • Sensor hub support
MT2502
  • GPRS/GSM
  • Bluetooth 2.1 and 4.0
  • Support for Wi-Fi and GNSS from complementary SoCs (MT5931 and MT3332 respectively)

Smart Home

Devices that offer smart technology to the home will be driven by solutions that offer energy efficiency, personalization, convenience, safety and security, and more. These devices will use Wi-Fi as the communication enabler. MediaTek offers a range of products combining Wi-Fi with security, Internet and peripheral interfaces that can support everything from simple on/off control in smart plugs and outlets to sophisticated smart appliances.

Chipset Platform Features
MT7687 LinkIt™ Development Platform for RTOS
  • ARM Cortex-M4 MCU
  • Wi-Fi (1x1 802.11b/g/n)
  • Integrated security engine (AES and 3DES/SHA)
  • Connectivity for UART, I2C, SPI, I2S, PWM, IrDA and auxiliary ADC
LinkIt™ Development Platform for RTOS
  • ARM Cortex-M4 MCU
  • Wi-Fi (1x1 802.11a/b/g/n) (5GHz radio on MT7697D)
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (LE)
  • Integrated security engine (AES and 3DES/SHA)
  • Connectivity for UART, I2C, SPI, I2S, PWM, IrDA and auxiliary ADC
  • PMU
MT7688 LinkIt Smart 7688
  • MIPS24KEc 580 MHz CPU
  • Wi-Fi (1T1R 802.11n 2.4GHz)
  • 16-bit DDR1/DDR2, SD-XC and SPI flash memory options
MT7681 LinkIt Connect 7681
  • Wi-Fi offering 802.11b/g/n (in station mode) and 802.11b/g (in AP mode)
  • TCP/IP stack
  • FOTA and firmware upgrade over UART

Location Intelligence

MediaTek is an industry leader in providing location intelligence to devices in almost every category, with a broad range of GNSS chipsets that cover the requirements across IoT. With support for true 10Hz fix frequency, GNSS Low Power, and jamming detection, MediaTek GNSS SoCs offer the accuracy, fast time to first fix or low power needed in today’s IoT applications.

Chipset Platform Features
MT3333
  • Included in the MT2523G or as standalone option
  • ARM7 CPU with 8MB Flash
  • -165dBm tracking sensitivity
  • GLP for 5~19mA continuous-tracking power consumption
  • GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, or GPS and Beidou, plus QZSS and SBAS support
  • Jamming detection
  • MediaTek AlwaysLocate™ technology for reduced power consumption
MT3339
  • ARM7 CPU with 8MB Flash
  • -165dBm tracking sensitivity
  • 3mA Extremely low continuous-tracking power consumption
  • GPS, QZSS, SBAS support
  • MediaTek AlwaysLocate™ technology for reduced power consumption
MT3337
  • ARM7 CPU with MASK ROM
  • GPS, QZSS, SBAS support
  • -165dBm tracking sensitivity
  • 13mA Extremely low continuous-tracking power consumption
  • MediaTek AlwaysLocate™ technology for reduced power consumption

M2M

MediaTek’s experience in mobile device and multimedia technology has resulted in SoCs that enable M2M devices to connect through Bluetooth and cellular networks to service the needs of government, utility, retail, agriculture, transportation, asset tracking and many other vertical markets. MediaTek’s offering enables small sized designs, and is suited for use cases where battery use, energy harvesting and minimizing current drain are factors, in remote locations for example.

Chipset Platform Features
MT2503
  • ARMv7 MCU with integrated memory
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Multiple GNSS systems
  • 3 seconds positioning from GPS ColdStart
  • Integrated 2G modem