MT5598: Premium SmartTV SoC for fast-120Hz, HDR displays

Jan 11, 2018
MT5598: Premium SmartTV SoC for fast-120Hz, HDR displays

The new MT5598 is a highly flexible SoC for HDR-enabled 4K smartTVs. It can provide the best experience whether you prefer UltraHD Blu-ray's, or content streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, VuDu, VQQ, Voole, iQIY and YouKu. Meanwhile, 120Hz display support means fast, blur-free displays that are great for gaming.

Its not just for top-end TVs though, the MT5598 has inherent flexibility to support diverse entry-to-enthusiast HDR technologies, including BBC HLG, HDR10, Dolby Vision HDR, and Tecnicolor/Philips JHDR. This allows 4K TV manufacturers the flexibility to pair it with a range of LCD panels, backlight technologies, licensed, free or localized content standards to meet market needs.

MediaTek's core excellence is its multimedia creds, so its no surprise the MT5598 has its own HDR dynamic range remapping engine. This upgrades SDR content with clever HDR post-processing to upgrade it to HDR-level content, by re-imbuing color, saturation and the dynamic range of brightness that is lost in SDR content.

In addition, core features include a Super Resolution System (SRS) system and 13th generation Picture Quality Engine. Together these selectively enhance fine details without artifacting, by sharpening edges and providing 4K Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC).

MT5598 even brings MediaTek AI enhancements to smart TVs. This means easy voice control for the user; and audience, environmental and content awareness to the smart TV so it can react to changes and provide the best experience with a tailored, real-time reaction through adjustments in picture quality or favourite channel selection (and more) based on who, how and what is being watched.

All this is powered by a high-performance 1.5GHz quad-core of ARM Cortex processors, with several HDMI 2.0/1.4 interfaces with HDCP 2.2 and USB 3.0 connectivity.

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