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Smart TVs powered by Pentonic 1000 chipset to launch in 1Q23: MediaTek

NEW DELHI: The Taiwanese chipmaker on Friday launched the Pentonic 1000 chipset for smart TVs with 4K streaming support and cloud gaming capabilities.

MediaTek in a statement said that smart TVs powered by the Pentonic 1000 chipset will be launched in Q1 2023.

The MediaTek Pentonic 1000 has a multi-core CPU, a dual-core GPU, an AI processing unit (APU) and video decoding engines. The chipset provides resolution support up to 4K at 120Hz and is capable of a refresh rate (VRR) of up to 4K at 144Hz for gaming applications.

Additionally, it provides a seamless experience with Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). Dolby features such as Atmos and Vision IQ are currently used to improve audio and visuals, respectively, according to MediaTek.

“Dolby will be working with MediaTek and our OEM partners to bring the incredible picture of Dolby Vision to even more use cases on 4K smart TVs,” said Mathias Bendull, Vice President, Living Room at Dolby Laboratories.

“With support for 4K HDR content, 120Hz frame rates, MEMC, AI enhancements, Wi-Fi 6/6E connectivity and advanced codecs such as VVC, the Pentonic 1000 will deliver an immersive viewing experience 4K,” said Alex Chen, General Manager of the TV Business Unit at MediaTek.

MediaTek said its new chipset for smart TVs comes with Wi-Fi 6/6E support and voice assistant features.

Earlier on Friday, MediaTek also launched two Kompanio chipsets for Chromebooks and the T800 chipset with support for sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks for applications in Industrial IoT, always-connected PCs, and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication.

The Taiwanese chip maker claims that the T800 chipset supports up to 7.9Gbps ​​download speeds and up to 4.2Gbps upload speeds. In addition, it supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (SA) 5G networks, as well as 4CC-CA, and 5G SIM.


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