MediaTek, a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, on Wednesday launched the world’s first 1T1R 802.11ac dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi router and dongle solutions.
MT7620 + MT7610E and MT7610U provide the mass market with 1T1R 802.11ac router and dongle to enable high quality data transmission, voice and video applications in connected homes. MediaTek will demonstrate its latest wireless technologies, connectivity devices and applications at the Computex Taipei 2012.
MT7620 family integrates a 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi radio, a 600MHz MIPS 24KEc™ CPU, 5p FE switch, 2xrGMII, USB, PCIe, SD-HC. The PCI Express interface will connect to 2nd Wi-Fi chipset for 11n 2x2 DBC router or to an 11ac chipset for 1x1 DBC 11ac routers.
The high performance USB 2.0 allows MT7620 to add 3G/LTE support on a router or can add a UVC cam to enable the best cost/performance IP-Cam. And to support the wireless storage application, MT7620 supports NAND flash interface, SD-HC, USB 2.0 and storage accelerator for NAS, Wi-Fi HDD and Wi-Fi card reader. Audio interface I2S and PCM will enable wireless speaker and VoIP applications. MT7620 also steps up to the leading Hardware Network Address Translation (HNAT) milestone by supporting 2Gbps wired speed with IPv6 forwarding. The cost effective rGMII iNIC interface (2.4G or dual-band concurrent) can be utilized for cable, PON, xDSL and broadband wireless router.
Another key highlight for MT7620 family chipset is that it utilizes MediaTek mobile Wi-Fi architecture so it is the lowest power consumption on the market as well as providing the lowest rBOM as a 2T2R router.
With the addition of the 802.11ac 1T1R MT7610x series, MediaTek enriches its complete portfolio of Wi-Fi chip sets for the very high throughput networking and multimedia applications in the connected home. The MT7610E (PCIe) and MT7610U (USB) support the offloading and zero-calibration. Both product families aim to deliver the high performance of 802.11ac at optimized price points for retail router, broadband device and dongle.
"The new MT7610E is the first 1×1 802.11ac single chip PCIe solution in the industry, catapulting Wi-Fi performance from 802.11n to 802.11ac with minimum rBOM impact" said SR Tsai, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Connectivity & Networking Business Unit. "The MT7610E is designed for high performance and low power to address retail and broadband segments. With these solutions, all end customers will be able to enjoy the enhanced throughput delivered by 802.11ac technology."
"MediaTek extends its leadership as a provider of 802.11x USB solutions with the introduction of the MT7610U, the world’s first and smallest 802.11ac single chip solutions" says Tsai. "The 7610U enables our customers to build USB clients with a similar rBOM of 802.11n client at a nearly the same size."
MT7620N will support eCos and Linux for entry level 11n 2.4GHz router and go mass production in Q3 2012. MT7620A+ MT7610E will provide the Linux SDK for feature rich applications. MT7610U will support Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 7, Mac OS X and go mass production in Q4 2012.