MediaTek has made available its new MediaTek MT5597 System-on-Chip (SoC), an Ultra HD TV SoC supporting Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).
The Taiwanese company says that several TV manufacturers have selected the MT5597 to power their new generation of TV devices. Consumers can expect MT5597-powered Android and Linux TV devices to be commercially available by the end of Q2 this year.
Equipped for both the Android TV 7.0 system and Linux OS, MediaTek MT5597 features 64-bit ARM Cortex processors. The high-performance ARM Mali-450 GPU is designed to maximize reuse of available resources during the graphics operation, thereby minimizing power and bandwidth requirements. The chipset also supports Google VP9 and HEVC codecs designed for 4K content streaming with 10bit color depth at 60 frames per second.
The MT5597 offers worldwide demodulation technology support for ATSC, DVB-T/S/C/T2/S2, DVB-C, DTMB and ISDB-T demodulation functions. The technology reserves transport stream inputs for external demodulators for other countries or areas.
The MT5597 also stands apart from other offerings in its range due to its advanced Ultra HD picture quality improvement technologies - MiraVision:
Motion judder is eliminated with MediaTek's 4K Motion Estimation/Motion Cancellation (MEMC) technology support.
Support for single and dual layer mainstream HDR specs including Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and BBC HLG, which allows users to enjoy HDR content from any video source (OTT and physical media).
Ultra Resolution, which enhances details without adding artifacts. MT5597 is equipped with the highest fidelity scalar for signal preservation and a content classifier for restoring every detail.