MediaTek launches MT7623 and MT7683, Quad-core CA7 platforms

MediaTek has launched the MT7623 and MT7683, Quad-core CA7 platforms that can support 4×4 11ac retail and broadband routers, IoT gateway, Wi-Fi hotspots, and media routers using Linux, OpenWrt.

The MT7623 and MT7683 will be available in Q3, 2015 and expected in home control solutions by late 2015.

The MT7623 and MT7683-enabled smart-home gateways allow for the interworking of OIC and ARM mBed devices via pre-Thread to enable the interoperability among different IoT standards.

The MT7623 and MT7683 will work with the MT7687, which is MediaTek’s first ARM Cortex M4 IoT Wi-Fi SoC with an enhanced security engine.

MediaTek is working with security software companies, such as TrendMicro, to offer security management for all IoT devices, from gateways to peripheral devices.

“Trend Micro is protecting users from cyber threats by providing comprehensive security on all IoT devices,” said Terence Liu, vice president, Network Threat Defense Technology Group, Trend Micro.

The MT7623 and MT7683 can also serve as a central hub for home appliances to ensure a complete solution for the connected home. A supported device can help to control everything from home security to lighting to temperature controls.

MT7623 can deliver up to 2Gbps broadband service as well as the high throughput that is required by smart phones at home. The MT7683 features a world’s-first AP router with a Mali 450 GPU and HDMI/MIPI for displaying the status of connected IoT devices via a TV or panel.

The new MediaTek gateway comes in two configurations, the MT7623 and the MT7683, both with rich interface extensions. The MT7623, together with the MT7615 (the MT7615 is a 4×4 11ac chip that supports MU-MIMO, BW160, and internal FEM), is designed for 4×4 11ac home and business routers; and, the MT7683 is designed for IoT gateways and media routers.

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