MediaTek

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MediaTek, Inc.
Native name 聯發科技股份有限公司
Type Public
Traded as TWSE: 2454
Industry Fabless semiconductors
Founded Taiwan May 28, 1997 (1997-05-28)
Headquarters Hsinchu, Taiwan
Area served Worldwide
Key people
  • Ming-Kai Tsai (Chairman & CEO)
  • Jyh-Jer Cho (Vice Chairman)
  • Ching-Jiang Hsieh (President)[1]
Products MT6577, MT6589, MT8125, MT6582, MT6592 and many others
Production output 220 million smartphone chip solutions (2013)[2]
Services
  • Chip sales
  • System engineering and reference designs
Revenue Increase NT$136,056 million (US$4,500 million) (2013)[3]
Net income Increase NT$27,485 million (US$920 million) (2013)[3]
Employees 7,000 2012)[4]
Website mediatek.com

MediaTek Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that provides system-on-chip solutions for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray.[5] Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, the company has 25 offices worldwide and was the 4th largest IC designer worldwide in 2013.[6][7] Since its founding in 1997, MediaTek has been creating chipset solutions for the global market.[4][8][9] MediaTek also provides its customers with reference designs.[10]

Corporate history[edit]

MediaTek was originally a unit of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) tasked with designing chipsets for home entertainment products.[8] On May 28, 1997, the unit was spun off and incorporated. MediaTek Inc. was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSEC) under the "2454" code on July 23, 2001.[11]

The company started out designing chipsets for optical drives and subsequently expanded into chip solutions for DVD players, digital TVs, mobile phones, smartphones and tablets.[8][10][12] In general MediaTek has had a strong record of gaining market share and displacing competitors after entering new markets.[10][13][14]

The company's division designing solutions for mobile devices was launched in 2004. Seven years later, it was taking orders for more than 500 million mobile system-on-chip units per annum, which included solutions for both feature phones and smart devices.[8] By providing extensive system engineering assistance the company allowed many smaller companies and new entrants to enter a mobile phone market that had previously been dominated by large, often vertically integrated corporations that had long been broadly entrenched in the telecommunications industry. The mobile chip market quickly became the main growth driver for the company.[8][10][13][14]

At Mobile World Congress 2014, MediaTek unveiled its new brand “Everyday Genius”, dubbing the term “Super-mid market”, with the vision and aiming to make smartphones more accessible affordable to the wider market.[15]

In 2014 to date, over 1500 mobile models accounting for 700m units were shipped globally using MediaTek processors. This is as the company posted revenues of $5.3bn in the first half of 2014, nearly as much as the whole of 2013.[16]

Acquisitions[edit]

InProComm[edit]

In 2005, MediaTek acquired Inprocomm, a wireless semiconductor design firm producing 802.11a, b and a/g chips.[17]

Analog Devices cellular chip operations[edit]

In 2007, MediaTek acquired the cellular chip operations of Analog Devices for US$350 million.[18]

Ralink[edit]

On May 5, 2011, MediaTek acquired Ralink Technology Corporation,[19] gaining products and expertise for WiFi technology for mobile and non-mobile applications, as well as for wired DSL and Ethernet connectivity.

Coresonic[edit]

On April 11, 2012, MediaTek acquired Coresonic, a global producer of digital signal processing solutions based in Linköping, Sweden. Coresonic is now a wholly owned subsidiary of MediaTek in Europe.[20]

MStar[edit]

On June 22, 2012, MediaTek announced that it would acquire rival Taiwanese chipset designer MStar Semiconductor Inc., which held a strong market share position in digital television chips. The initial phase of the deal will see MediaTek taking a 48 percent stake, with an option to purchase the remaining stake at a later date.[21]

The merger between MediaTek and MStar was delayed by antitrust concerns of China and South Korea and finally finalized on February 1, 2014.[22]

Intel[edit]

An analyst from RBC Capital Markets, Doug Freedman, hypothesized that if Intel were to buy MediaTek (for a value estimated by the analyst at around $27 billion, based on MediaTek's current market valuation), the deal would benefit Intel's earnings while reducing its continuing large investment losses in the wireless segment, with potential synergies provided by Intel's best-in-class but under-utilized chip fabrication facilities.[23][24][24][25][26]

Innovations[edit]

Heterogeneous multi-processing[edit]

With the announcement and sampling of its MT8135 system-on-chip (SoC) for tablets in July, 2013, MediaTek became the world’s first company to demonstrate ARM big.LITTLE chipsets with heterogeneous multi-processing capabilities.[27][28] By concurrently allocating tasks to individual CPU cores, the MT8135 could in theory offer significant power saving advantages over competing mobile device solutions.[27]

MediaTek announced the high-end MT6595 platform for smartphones in February 2014. The MT6595 is an octa-core SoC in a big.LITTLE configuration with LTE network connectivity powered by four Cortex-A17 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores with heterogeneous multi-processing capabilities.[29][30] This chip has not appeared in commercially available devices as of August 2014. In July 2014, MediaTek announced a new product targeting the high-end, with a feature set largely similar to the MT6595, but instead of a heterogeneous multi-processing architecture, the MT6795 features eight identical Cortex-A53 cores.[31]

True Octa-Core[edit]

In July 2013, MediaTek became the first system-on-chip (SoC) supplier to announce the development of an octa-core mobile device SoC capable of processing tasks with eight CPU cores concurrently, a solution the company refers to as "True Octa-Core".[32] On November 20, 2013 in a press event held in Beijing MediaTek officially announced the MT6592 SoC. It's a 'true octa core' chip with eight ARM Cortex-A7 application processor clocked up to 1.7–2.0 GHz and Mali-450 MP4 GPU clocked at 700 MHz. There is no on-board LTE modem but it includes NFC radio. It also supports UltraHD or 4K video playback.

MediaTek has subsequently introduced additional products using a 'true octa-core' CPU configuration using Cortex-A53 cores, with support for ARM's 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture, including the MT6752 clocked at 1.7 GHz and the high-end MT6795 clocked up to 2.2 GHz. Devices using the MT6795 were expected to be commercially available by the end of 2014.[31]

Multimode inductive and resonance wireless charging[edit]

On January 7, 2014 MediaTek announced its successful development of multimode receiver technology that is compatible with inductive and resonant charging – two of the common wireless charging technologies – the first in the wireless charger industry in enabling multimode charging.[33]

On February 24, 2014 MediaTek announced its MT3188, its first multimode wireless charging product, certified by the Power Matters Alliance and Wireless Power Consortium.[34]

Five-in-one combo wireless connectivity SoC[edit]

On February 25, 2014, MediaTek announced the industry first five-in-one combo wireless SoC MT6630 that supports a range of connectivity standards such as 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, advanced Wi-Fi Direct and Miracast support, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, tri-band GPS and FM transceiver. [35] [36]

Product categories[edit]

MediaTek delivers solutions across the mobile communications, home entertainment and connectivity fields. Applications for MediaTek chips include smartphones and feature phones, tablets, digital televisions such as LCD TVs, DVD and Blu-ray players, optical drives used in PCs, Wi-Fi routers and other devices featuring wireless connectivity (GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC), ADSL equipment, and smart home appliances.[37][38] Its chipsets are divided into the following product categories:[37]

  • Mobile chipsets
  • Optical disc drive
  • Consumer DVD and Blu-ray
  • Digital TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • xDSL

Markets and competition[edit]

Competitors and market share
SoC Application Historical competitors Competitors (2014) Market share
Optical storage Oak Technologies,[39] VIA[40] Sunext Technology[41] #1 (2012)[13]
DVD/Blu-ray player ESS Technology, Zoran,[42] Renesas/NEC,[43] Broadcom[44][45] Sunplus[44] #1 (2012)[13]
DTV Genesis Microchip, Trident Microsystems, ATI/AMD,[46] Zoran,[47] Broadcom,[45] MStar Semiconductor Realtek, Novatek, Sunplus, Sigma Designs, Marvell, Qualcomm, Samsung Semiconductor, LG[48][49][50] 20% (#1) by units (Q2 2008),[47] 57% by revenue including MStar (2011)[51]
Feature phone Texas Instruments, Analog Devices,[52] Qualcomm Spreadtrum, RDA Microelectronics[52][53][a]
Smartphone Qualcomm, Spreadtrum,[10] Marvell,[54] Intel,[55] HiSilicon,[56] Leadcore Technology,[57] Broadcom, NVIDIA,[b] Apple Inc. Application Processor: 10% (#3) by revenue (2013),[58] Baseband processor: 12% (#2) by revenue (2013) [59]
Mobile phone (combined) Baseband units: 27% (#2) (2013),[60] Baseband/AP: 14% (#2) by revenue (2013)[60]
Tablet Rockchip, Allwinner Technology, Actions Semiconductor,[61] Spreadtrum,[62] Intel,[55] Marvell, Qualcomm Unit shipments in China: #2 (Q2 2014)[63]

The application focus of MediaTek's chip sales has shifted and expanded over time in an evolving competitive landscape. In its early days, when optical storage products were prominent it competed with Oak Technologies[39] and others. When it expanded to DVD player chips it successfully competed against companies such as ESS Technology, Zoran[42] and later Sunplus.[44] In the market for DTV chip solutions it helped displace early leaders such as Genesis Microchip and Trident Microsystems[64] while competing with Zoran[47] and MStar Semiconductor, also based in Taiwan, which it later acquired.[21]

In the market for chip solutions for smartphones, the company primarily competes with Qualcomm, Spreadtrum, HiSilicon and Marvell.[57][58][59] Qualcomm is the dominant global player in the mid and high-end,[58] and uses its considerable intellectual property leverage to pursue significant licensing fees based on the wholesale price of 3G/4G mobile phones, leading authorities in China to charge Qualcomm with abusing its "dominant position in the market" and start anti-trust investigations in 2014.[65] In July 2014, Qualcomm announced that it was having trouble enforcing royalties and license fees from Chinese manufacturers, impacting its sales expectations for the next quarter.[66] Spreadtrum is a significant player in the low-end of the Chinese market.[67] In 2013, MediaTek held a smartphone baseband unit market share of 55% at Chinese OEMs.[60] Intel Corporation has made significant investments into becoming a player in this segment and was already heavily subsidizing its entry into the low-cost tablet market as of 2014.[55]

According to information provided in MediaTek's Q1 2014 financial results conference call, in terms of product mix, MediaTek's smartphone chipset shipments consisted of 5-10% single-core, 45-55% dual-core, 30-35% quad-core and 5-10% octa-core. Most octa-cores were sold in China, while the export market (chips sold directly to manufacturers in countries such as India) was dominated by dual-core. In terms of baseband technology (smartphones only), WCDMA was 50-55%, TD 25-30% and EDGE 10-15%.[68]

MediaTek is planning to ship SoC solutions with integrated 4G LTE baseband in volume in the second half of 2014, which is later than Qualcomm, which has been shipping SoCs with integrated 4G for some time,[69] which may impact MediaTek as Chinese telecom providers such as China Mobile and carriers in other countries push and subsidize LTE technology.[70] Although MediaTek's MT6290 stand-alone 4G baseband combined with its MT6582 or MT6592 SoCs is less profitable for MediaTek than a single-chip 4G solution would be, as of July 2014 they have been adopted by some large manufacturers.[71][72] However, new 4G smartphone models from large MediaTek clients such as Alcatel One Touch and ZTE use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 and 410 platforms with integrated 4G baseband.[73][74]

  1. ^ Both Spreadtrum and RDA Microelectronics were acquired by Tsinghua Unigroup in 2014, into which Intel has subsequently made a large investment.
  2. ^ Both Broadcom and NVIDIA announced in 2014 that they are exiting or no longer focusing on the smartphone SoC market.

Product list[edit]

Feature phone processors[edit]

Smartphone and modem processors[edit]

(2009–2012)[edit]

Model Number CPU (ISA) fab CPU CPU cache GPU Memory technology Wireless radio technologies Released
MT6235 ARM9 Up to 208 MHz No GPU No smartphone SoC
MT6516 ARM9 (ARMv5) 416 MHz No GPU Not 3G compatible 2009
MT6513 ARM11 (ARMv6) 65 nm 650 MHz PowerVR SGX531 @ 281 MHz[75] Not 3G compatible (MT6573 without 3G)
MT6573 ARM11 (ARMv6) 65 nm 650 MHz PowerVR SGX531 3G, HSPA 2010
MT6515 Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) 40 nm 1.0 GHz PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 522 MHz[75] Not 3G compatible (MT6575 without 3G) 2012
MT6575 Cortex-A9 (ARMv7), 512 KB L2 cache 40 nm 1.0 GHz PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 522 MHz[75] 3G, HSPA 2011
MT6575M Cortex-A9 (ARMv7), 256 KB L2 cache 65 nm 1.0 GHz PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 281 MHz[75] 3G, HSPA 2012
MT6577 Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) 40 nm 1.0 GHz dual-core PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 522 MHz[75] 3G, HSPA, HSPA+ 2012
MT6577T Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) 40 nm 1.2 GHz dual-core PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 522 MHz 3G, HSPA, HSPA+
MT6517 Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) 40 nm 1.0 GHz dual-core PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 522 MHz Not 3G compatible (MT6577 with 3G) 2012
MT6517T Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) 40 nm 1.2 GHz dual-core PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 525 MHz[75] Not 3G compatible (MT6577T with 3G)

(2013 and later)[edit]

Dual-core[edit]
Model number CPU ISA fab CPU CPU cache GPU Memory technology Wireless radio technologies Released Utilizing devices
MT6572 ARMv7 28 nm Up to 1.3 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 256 KB L2 Mali-400 MP1 @ 500 MHz LPDDR2 266 MHz Multi-mode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS[76] June 2013
MT6572M ARMv7 28 nm 1.0 GHz (typical) dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 256 KB L2 Mali-400 MP1 GSM/EDGE (2G), Multi-mode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA (3G), Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS 2014
MT6571 ARMv7 28 nm 1.3 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 Mali-400 MP1 GSM/EDGE (2G), Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS Q3 2014
Quad-core[edit]
Model number CPU ISA fab CPU CPU cache GPU Memory technology Wireless radio technologies Released Utilizing devices
MT6589[a] ARMv7 28 nm Up to 1.2 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 1 MB L2 PowerVR SGX544MP @ 286 MHz[75][79] 32-bit single-channel 533 MHz LPDDR2 (4.3 GB/s) 3G, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA March 2013
MT6589M Up to 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 PowerVR SGX544MP @ 156 MHz[75][79] LPDDR2/LPDDR3 3G, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA July 2013
MT6589T Up to 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 1 MB L2 PowerVR SGX544MP @ 357 MHz[75][79] LPDDR1/LPDDR2 3G, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA July 2013
MT6582 ARMv7 28 nm Up to 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 512 KB L2 Mali-400 MP2 @ 500 MHz 32-bit single-channel 533 MHz LPDDR2/LPDDR3 (4.3 GB/s) R8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS Q3 2013
MT6582M Up to 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 512 KB L2 Mali-400 MP2 @ 416 MHz R8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS Q1 2014
MT6588 ARMv7 28 nm HPM Up to 1.7 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 512 KB L2 Mali-450 MP4 @ 600 MHz LPDDR2 533 MHz, LPDDR3 666 MHz R8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS Q4 2013
MT6732[91] ARMv8-A (64-bit) 28 nm HPM 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 Mali-T760 MP2 @ 500 MHz 32-bit single-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3 (6.4 GB/sec) GSM, UMTS, GPRS, HSPA+, HSUPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE Cat 4 Q3 2014
MT6735[91][92] ARMv8-A (64-bit) 28 nm HPM 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 Mali-T720 32-bit single-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3 (6.4 GB/sec) GSM, UMTS, GPRS, HSPA+, HSUPA, TD-SCDMA, EVDO, LTE Cat 4 Q2 2015
  1. ^ previously known as MT6588
Hexa-core and octa-core[edit]
Model number CPU ISA fab CPU CPU cache GPU Memory technology Wireless radio technologies Released Utilizing devices
MT6592[93] ARMv7 28 nm HPM Up to 2 GHz (typically 1.7 GHz) octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 1 MB L2 Mali-450 MP4 @ 700 MHz[75] Single-channel 32-bit LPDDR2 533 MHz, LPDDR3 666 MHz (5.3 GB/s)[94] R8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi, FM, Bluetooth, GPS[a] Q4 2013
MT6592M[103] 1.4 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 1 MB L2 Mali-450 MP4 @ 600 MHz[75] 2014
MT6591 Up to 1.5 GHz hexa-core ARM Cortex-A7 Mali-450 MP4 @ 700 MHz[75] Single-channel 32-bit LPDDR2, LPDDR3 GSM, GPRS, UMTS, HSPA+, HSUPA, TD-SCDMA Q1 2014
MT6595 ARMv7 2.1–2.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 and 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 (ARM big.LITTLE with GTS) 32 KB L1, 2 MB L2 PowerVR 6200 (Rogue, 2 clusters) @ 600 MHz[75] 32-bit dual-channel 933 MHz LPDDR3 (14.9 GB/sec) WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, FDD/TDD-LTE, CMCC 3G, CMCC 4G and TD-LTE[104] Q1 2014
MT6595M[107] 2.0 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 and 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 (ARM big.LITTLE with GTS) 32 KB L1, 2 MB L2 PowerVR 6200 (Rogue, 2 clusters) @ 450 MHz WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, FDD/TDD-LTE, CMCC 3G, CMCC 4G and TD-LTE Q1 2014
MT6595 Turbo[107] 2.4–2.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 and 1.7 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 (ARM big.LITTLE with GTS) 32 KB L1, 2 MB L2 PowerVR 6200 (Rogue, 2 clusters) @ 600 MHz[75] WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, FDD/TDD-LTE, CMCC 3G, CMCC 4G and TD-LTE Q1 2014
MT6752[108] ARMv8-A (64-bit) 1.7 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 Mali-T760MP2 @ 700 MHz 32-bit single-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3 (6.4 GB/sec) GSM, UMTS, GPRS, HSPA+, HSUPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE Cat 4 Q3 2014
MT6795[31] 2.2 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 PowerVR G6200 @ 700 MHz[75] 32-bit dual-channel 933 MHz LPDDR3 (14.9 GB/sec) GSM, UMTS, GPRS, HSPA+, HSUPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE Cat 4 Q4 2014
  1. ^ Although MediaTek advertises the MT6592 platform as supporting LTE (4G), the modem inside the MT6592 chip itself does not support LTE.
Modem processors[edit]
Model number fab Wireless radio technologies Compatible with Released Utilizing devices
MT6290[109] 28 nm LTE R9 (4G), DC-HSPA+, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, EDGE and GSM/GPRS MT6592, MT6582 Q1 2014

Standalone application and tablet processors[edit]

Model Number CPU ISA CPU CPU cache GPU Memory technology Wireless radio technologies Released Utilising devices
MT8317 ARMv7 1.0 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 522 MHz[75] 2013
MT8317T [110] ARMv7 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 PowerVR SGX531 Ultra @ 522 MHz[75] 2013
MT8312[112] ARMv7 1.3 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 256 KB L2 Mali-400 @ 500 MHz[75] Multi-mode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS 1H 2014
MT8382[114] ARMv7 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7[115] 256 KB L2 Mali-400 MP2 @ 500 MHz[75] Multi-mode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS 1H 2014
MT8125[117] ARMv7 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 1 MB L2 PowerVR SGX544MP1 @ 256 MHz 32-bit LPDDR2/DDR3L 1H 2013
MT8389 / MT8389T ARMv7 1.2 / 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 1 MB L2 PowerVR SGX544 @ 286/357 MHz[75] 32-bit LPDDR2/DDR3L 3G 1H 2013
MT8121[110] ARMv7 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 PowerVR SGX544 @ 156 MHz[75] WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS 2H 2013
MT8127[119][120] ARMv7 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 512 KB L2 Mali-450 MP4 @ 600 MHz[75] 32-bit 666 MHz DDR3 (5.3 GB/s)[120] WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS 2014
MT8135[121] ARMv7 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7[121] PowerVR G6200 (2 clusters) @ 600 MHz[75] Announced 2013
MT8135V[121][122] ARMv7 1.5 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7[121] PowerVR Series 6 32-bit DDR3L[122] Q3 2014
MT8117 ARMv7 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 PowerVR SGX544 1H 2014
MT8392[123] ARMv7 2.0 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 32 KB L1, 1 MB L2 Mali-450 MP4 @ 700 MHz[75] TBD 1H 2014
MT8732[125] ARMv8 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 512 KB L2 Mali-T760 MP2 @ 500 MHz Up to 800 MHz LPDDR3 (6.4 GB/s) LTE Cat 4 (4G), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS/Glonass/BeiDou Q4 2014
MT8752[126] ARMv8 1.7 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 Mali-T760 MP2 LTE Cat 4 (4G), 3G, 2G etc. Q4 2014

Wireless connectivity SoC[edit]

  • MT6630 (2014) is a five-in-one combo wireless SoC integrating dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, advanced Wi-Fi Direct and Miracast support, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, tri-band GPS and FM transceiver. It is intended to be paired with chips like the MT6595 octa-core smartphone processor which features an integrated 4G modem but no built-in WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS/FM functionality. It could also be used in tablets in conjunction with a stand-alone application processor.[36]

GNSS modules[edit]

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) modules.

IEEE 802.11[edit]

As a result of the merger with Ralink, MediaTek has added wireless network interface controllers for IEEE 802.11-standards, and SoCs with MIPS CPUs to its product portfolio.

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