MediaTek Labs Announces Availability of New LinkIt™ Development Platform for RTOS

HSINCHU, Taiwan – April 20, 2016 – MediaTek today announced its MediaTek LinkIt™ Development Platform for RTOS and the platform’s first hardware development kit (HDK). This platform is the first from MediaTek delivering a common tool chain and set of APIs for multiple chipsets, offering developers the ability to create a range of IoT devices using one common software development kit, the MediaTek LinkIt SDK v3.

The HDK, based on the MediaTek MT7687F Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC), supports developers looking to create advanced connected appliances, home and office automation devices, smart gadgets and other IoT innovations. Future HDKs will enable developers to target other IoT device segments with comprehensive wireless technology options, including Bluetooth and cellular connectivity.

“Professional developers continue to be catalysts for turning IoT ideas into actual products. MediaTek Labs is committed to delivering the best hardware and software development platforms, as well as technical and business matchmaking support, for these developers to quickly get to market,” said Marc Naddell, Vice President of MediaTek Labs. “The MediaTek LinkIt™ Development Platform for RTOS opens the door for developers to build a full range of IoT devices that are power efficient with secure Wi-Fi connectivity and commercially viable.”

Key features of the platform include:

The LinkIt 7687 HDK is developed by Silicon Application Corp. (SAC), using hardware board reference design from MediaTek. The HDK provides a low-cost, easy-to-use IoT development board for the design, prototyping, evaluation and implementation of commercial IoT projects. The board offers developers a range of essential features to ensure devices are market ready. Key features of the SoC and board include:

The LinkIt™ 7687 HDK is available for purchase starting today athttp://ec.wpgo2o.com/AdDetail/MediaTek/7687

More information is available from MediaTek Labs at:http://labs.mediatek.com/rtos and http://labs.mediatek.com/7687

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