Taiwanese chip manufaturer, MediaTek has announced a new chipset. Called the MT2621, the new SoC is designed for smart trackers, wearables, IoT devices and for industrial use.
The MT2621 is a dual mode processor that supports NarrowBand IoT R14 radio technology as well as GSM/GPRS connectivity. This means that a single SIM and antenna covers both networks.
The MT2621 is a single-core ARM7 processor clocked at 260MHz with 160KB + 4MB of embedded storage. MediaTek says applications can be built using an easily customizable Linux-based OS.
There is also support for LCM, camera, and audio AMP interfaces for devices with sight and sound, in addition to Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity to other devices.
MediaTek seems to be stepping up its game in the IoT and AI race. Its chipsets are used in the Amazon Echo series and Alibaba’s AliGenie X1 smart speaker and will likely appear in more devices next year.