Mediatek announces MT2621 chipset for IoT devices
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The Taiwanese chipmaker Mediatek, known for its mobile device processors, is now expanding into the IoT world with the new MT2621 SoC, which is designed to bring extended coverage with dual mode NB-IoT and GSM/GPRS to smart trackers, wearables, IoT security and industrial applications. According to Mediatek, “MT2621 is ideal for long-life designs and long-term installations, anticipating future cellular network infrastructure change-over from GSM to NB-IoT.”
The chip supports one SIM card with an antenna that covers both NB-IoT R14 and GSM/GPRS cellular networks through a wideband front-end module that is 3GPP Rel-14 compliant. This design aims to address worldwide markets, providing lower costs and reduced development times. The MT2621 is based on a single-core ARMv7 CPU clocked at 260 MHz, which comes with 160 KB cache and 4 MB embedded memory. Supported interfaces include PMU, RF, Modem DSP, and Bluetooth 4.2, along with camera and audio amplifiers.
Since Mediatek sells its chips directly to OEMs, no information on pricing is availabe for now.