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MediaTek’s New MT2621 Chipset Is For IoT Devices, Trackers & Wearables

by Habeeb Onawole 1

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.

Mediatek MT2621

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.

READ MORE: MediaTek’s COO Zhu Shangzu Joins Xiaomi As Investment Partner

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.

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  • joe mont

    How can they make an IoT processor when they’ve never supported Linux?

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