MediaTek introduces MT7110 series WiMAX SoC
Press release, June 5; Meiling Chen, DIGITIMES [Monday 8 June 2009]
MediaTek has announced three second-generation IEEE 802.16e WiMAX chips, the MT7110 series, which is claims are fully compliant with, and provide more features and performance than WiMAX Forum Wave2 specifications.
Among the three chips, the MT7117 and 7119 are designed for WiMAX CPE devices, and the MT7118 for handsets, USB dongles, and embedded devices. All three feature two transmitters and two receivers with support for uplink and downlink MIMO and Beamforming with sounding, according to the company.
MT7118 is intended to address the need of embedded devices for low power with its patented power saving technology. It also supports diskless auto-installation for notebook USB dongles.
Meanwhile, the MT7117 and 7119 aim for high performance and cost effective CPE applications. MT7117 integrates an Ethernet PHY and DSP to support a single VoIP port. MT7119 has an integrated Ethernet switch and PHYs to support four VoIP ports. Both chips feature two tightly integrated dual-core processors with well-architected system and memory buses, optimized for performance. "The MT7117/7119 deliver higher networking and VoIP throughput while consuming less power than competing solutions. Customers will be able to build cost effective CPEs that exceed the requirements from WiMAX operators", said MediaTek WiMAX vice president CT Chuang.
Other hardware features of the MT7119 include PCI and USB interfaces for Wi-Fi and other co-processors. The MT7119 is targeted for sub-US$80 of fully-featured IAD devices and the MT7117 is for sub-US$50 simple CPE, according to the company.
Separately, MediaTek provides free of charge, voice DSP and full SIP protocol stack. Other software components included in the software package are TR-069, SNMP, OMA-DM, FOTA, connection managers, which are all available to partners and customers.
The MT7110 series are based on the first-generation chips that have gone through rigorous IOT testing and field trials, and samples are available now, said MediaTek. The MT7117 and MT7119 are available in both commercial and industrial temp packages for extreme outdoor environments.
MediaTek MT7110 series WiMAX SoC