MediaTek Launches MT7628, Industry’s First 802.11n 2T2R AP SoC for Home Router, Smart Router and IoT Gateway

TAIWAN, Hsinchu – September 12, 2014 – MediaTek today announced its MT7628, the industry's first 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/Router System on Chip (SoC). The new SoC enables high data transmission rates for voice and video applications in smart homes while consuming the least amount of power when compared to similar products available in the market today. For OEMs, the MT7628 also enables them to manufacture products at the lowest BOM cost.

Integrating a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi radio and a 580MHz MIPS® 24KEc™ CPU, the MT7628 uses 18% less power than other chipsets in the market and promises exceptional wireless performance and throughput, enabling consumers to effortlessly control their home network, connected appliances and cloud services at home or on the go.

The MT7628 also comes with a range of interfaces, including 5p FE switch, USB, PCIe, SD-XC, I2S/PCM and multiple slow I/Os, enabling consumers to easily connect to an extensive range of Internet of Things (IoT) appliances.

This latest development by MediaTek is another example of the company's dedication to putting high-end, inclusive technology in the hands of everyone, allowing consumers around the world to realize the limitless possibilities of smart homes.

"We're seeing a rapid adoption of smart home appliances worldwide, and MediaTek is at the heart of the ecosystem, enabling this proliferation. With significantly improved Wi-Fi performance, minimized power consumption and a host of new features, the MT7628 aims at the long tail 2×2 802.11n router/client applications in retail, broadband and IoT segments," said SR Tsai, General Manager of MediaTek's Wireless Connectivity & Networking Business Unit. "Customers will be able to enjoy enhanced throughput delivered by MediaTek's superior 802.11n technology, creating Everyday Geniuses in homes around the globe."

Showcasing the platform's high performance and diversity of application, MT7628 runs two operation modes – router mode and IoT mode. The IoT mode supports SD-XC, eMMC, PWM, SPI slave, the third UART, and more GPIOs; and the Router mode enables the PCIe interface to connect to 802.11ac chipsets for 2x2 802.11ac DBC routers.

The high performance USB 2.0 allows MT7628 to add 3G/LTE support on a router or H.264 image sensor processor to enable the wireless IP cameras. For smart routers, MT7628 supports SD-XC, USB 2.0 and PCIe-to-SATA for home NAS. MT7628 can support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® high quality audio via 192Kbps, 24bits I2S and enable Wireless VoIP applications through PCM.

Based on MediaTek's mobile Wi-Fi architecture, the MT7628 family includes two part numbers - MT7628K and MT7628A. MT7628K, with embedded DRAM, enables applications to have a small memory footprint, rating power adapter and PCB size, and is perfect for powering smaller appliances. MT7628A supports external DRAM for applications with a rich feature set based on MediaTek's Linux SDK and OpenWrt SDK.

MT7628-powered devices will be commercially available in Q4, 2014.

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About MediaTek

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.