Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Inc. today announced today the debut of its MT6252 -an ultra low cost single chip solution for multimedia-rich mobile phones.
The low-cost single chip solution doesn't require additional static random access memory (SRAM). Embedded with 32Mb PSRAM, it boasts features including support for serial flash and rich multimedia applications, ultra low power consumption, and high integration. It also supports up to 4 SIM standby. MT6252 also integrates RF transceiver as well as power management unit (PMU), touch screen controller IC, audio amplifier, and multi-card standby interface into a compact chip. Keeping with its tradition of high integrated hardware, the MediaTek MT6252 supports serial flash which is highly competitive in terms of cost and which supports a variety of high end multimedia specs.
The serial flash-supporting MT6252 offers mobile phone manufacturers cost benefit as it reduces the number of passive elements used, decreases the size of circuit boards by 20%, and cuts BOM costs. One of its impressive features is the fact that it supports pulse chargers with up to 10V, which is crucial to manufacturers that export to emerging markets.
The MT6252 uses an ARM7EJ kernel with a processing speed of 104 MHz. The MP4 CIF plays videos at up to 30fps for smooth visuals. The MT6252 also supports a number of wireless connection specs; including FM radio, Bluetooth, and quad band GPRS. End products equipped with the MT6252 are expected to hit the market at the end of this month.
The chip is expected to equip smartphones that will appear in emerging markets, China and India.