MediaTek Addresses IoT Developers’ Power Efficiency and Security Demands with Highly Integrated WiFi SoC

TAIWAN, Hsinchu– June 1, 2015 – MediaTek, a leader in power-efficient, highly-integrated IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, today announces the launch of the industry-leading MT7687 - a low-power, WiFi System-on-Chip (SoC) that allows home appliances and smart devices to connect to and be controlled through a home network. Enabling a diverse range of IoT applications, the MT7687 provides advanced security, integrated memory, and an enhanced user programmable microcontroller. The MT7687 will be available to customers and developers in Q3 2015.

“With this latest SoC, we focused our energy on the main concerns of the IoT developers - decreasing power consumption, increasing security, and expanding programmability,” said SR Tsai, General Manager of Connectivity Business Unit at MediaTek. “Our WiFi performance and power consumption benchmarks show that this chip will give developers greater design flexibility than anything currently on the market.”

The MT7687 provides lower power consumption to ensure maximum performance with a minimal impact on device power. The MT7687 has the ability to transmit at a maximum power output of 21dBm, a level that exceeds comparable SoCs in the market for enhanced WiFi coverage for smart homes. In addition, security is achieved through AES and 3DES/SHA2 protocols as security engines.

Additional MT7687 advantages include:

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Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.