MediaTek today announced three second generation IEEE 802.16e WiMAX chips.
MT7110 series are fully compliant with, and provide more features and performance than WiMAX Forum Wave2 specifications.
Of the three high performance chips, MT7117/7119 are designed for WiMAX CPE, and MT7118 for handsets, USB dongles, and embedded devices.
All three are featured with two transmitters and two receivers with support for uplink and downlink MIMO and Beamforming with sounding.
MT7118 is intended to address the need of embedded devices for low power with its patented power saving technology. It also supports diskless auto-installation for laptop USB dongles.
On the other hand, MT7117/7119 aim for high performance and cost effective CPE applications. MT7117 integrates an Ethernet PHY, and DSP to support a single VoIP port. MT7119 has an integrated Ethernet switch and PHYs, and support 4 ports of VoIP. Both chips are featured with two tightly integrated dual-core processors with well-architected system and memory buses, optimized for performance.
Other hardware features of MT7119 include PCI and USB interfaces for WiFi and other co-processors. MT7119 is targeted for sub $80 of fully-featured IAD devices and MT7117 is for sub $50 simple CPE
MT7117 and 7119 are available in both commercial and industrial temp packages for extreme outdoor environment.