Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MediaTek high performance quad core solution empowers Micromax A116 Canvas HD

INDIA: MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has announced that the first handset powered by its quad-core MT6589 smartphone platform is ready to hit the Indian market. Micromax has selected the MT6589 to power its latest smartphone, A116 Canvas HD.

The new quad-core MT6589 System on a Chip (SoC) integrates MediaTek’s advanced multi-mode (SoC) integrates MediaTek’s advanced multi-mode UMTS Rel. 8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem that can support up to 42/11Mbps (Rel. 8 HSPA+), a power-efficient quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU subsystem from ARM, PowerVR Series5XT GPU from Imagination Technologies, and is delivered in 28nm process technology.

As a leader in dual-SIM technology, the MT6589 makes it possible to receive calls on both the SIMs concurrently due to its dual-SIM, dual-active function. The chipset solution manages to deliver all these premium multimedia capabilities with extremely low power consumption. The MT6589 also supports multi-screen content sharing through Miracast technology and pre-integrates MediaTek’s leading 4-in-1 connectivity combo to support 802.11n Wi-Fi, BT4.0, GPS and FM radio.

Grant Kuo, MD, MediaTek India, said: “The MT6589 is a special achievement for MediaTek globally in many ways. Not only is it our first quad-core chipset, but is also the world’s first commercialized quad-core SoC. It is also the world’s first HSPA+ smartphone platform supporting dual-SIM, dual-active functionality.

"With the MT6589, MediaTek has also become the first company to combine a quad-core Cortex-A7 and leading edge 28nm manufacturing with TrustZone® for system-level security. I am happy that Micromax has become the first company in India to deploy our MT6589 chipset to offer awesome performance at an unbeatable price.”

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