MediaTek announces MT2511 and MT2523 SoCs targeted at wearable device makers

MediaTek's new SoCs with onboard GPS and Bluetooth LE are aimed at wearables and fitness device makers

By: Tech Desk | Published:October 14, 2016 12:58 pm
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MediaTek has announced two new SoCs targeted at healthcare and fitness device makers. The two new SoCs – MT2511 and MT2523 – are targeted towards emerging health, fitness and wearables market. MediaTek says end products powered by MT2511 and MT2523 will be available in Indian market by early 2017. MediaTek’s new SoCs deliver on needs of a top range fitness tracking device.

The new MediaTek MT2511 is the first chip from the semiconductor manufacturer to feature bio-sensing analog front-end (AFE) chip. MediaTek MT2523 is designed for active and fitness smartwatches. The new chip is the first with system-in-package (SiP) to offer GPS, dual-mode Bluetooth Low Energy and a MIPI-supported high resolution mobile screen.

“MediaTek has always focused on combining power with efficiency and we are leading the charge in bringing this know-how to IoT products in India,” says Mr. Kuldeep Malik, Country Head – Corporate Sales International, MediaTek India. “With the MT2523 and MT2511 SoCs, MediaTek aims to broaden the scope of wearable segment in India to also cover health-related applications and deliver a variety of devices like fitness trackers, active lifestyle smart watches, sports and fitness bands.”

MediaTek MT2511 is a power efficient chip with built-in heart beat interval technology and 4KB SRAM to optimise overall power consumption. MediaTek says the heart technology is an exclusive and will ensure efficiency while monitoring heart rate in sleep mode. The chip can acquire bio signal through electrocardiography (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) simultaneously.

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MediaTek’s MT2523 processor is more likely to reach your wrist than MT2511. The MT2523 comes with onboard GPS, dual-mode Bluetooth LE, support for high-resolution screens and ARM Cortex-M4F CPU. The fitness devices powered by this new processor is expected to last more than a week on single charge.

With the new chipsets, MediaTek is expanding its footprint in India’s health and fitness market.