Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek said Wednesday that its new MT5595 System on Chip (SoC) has been certified by Google for use in the world's first ultra-HD television running on the Android TV platform. MediaTek is collaborating with Google on the first Ultra HD TV platform solution for Android TV - made possible through Google's Android TV software integration on MediaTek's MT5595 System on Chip (SoC) hardware. Consumers will be able to watch movies and shows from Google Play, stream apps, and play Android games on their Ultra HD TV, all enabled by content voice search. All Android TV devices are also Google Cast Ready, which allows consumers to cast entertainment from a mobile device or laptop to their Ultra HD TV.
MediaTek's MT5595 quad-core big.LITTLE SoC incorporates two high-performance ARM Cortex-A17 and two ultra-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 processors. It also supports Google VP9 and HEVC codecs designed for 4K2K content streaming at 60 frames per second for a smooth playback experience.
MT5595 has already entered into silicon mass production. It will be used in the first Sony Android TV incorporating Sony's picture-quality algorithm, and enable Android 5.0 Lollipop software to run.
Support for Android Wear
MediaTek also unveiled the MT2601 System on Chip (SoC) for wearable devices based on Google's Android Wear software.
The MT2601 packs a set of features in its small size with 41.5 percent fewer components and lower current consumption when compared with other chipsets in the market. It includes 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, and supports qHD display resolution. The MT2601 interfaces with a whole host of external sensors and the wireless connectivity SoC MT6630 for Bluetooth - all in a PCBA footprint of less than 480 mm2.
The MT2601 is in mass production now and ready for inclusion in Android Wear devices.
Key features of MT5595:
- Highly integrated 4K HDTV SoC
- Quad-core CA17/CA7
- 4K HEVC/VP9 60 frames/sec decoder
- Quad 2K HEVC/H.264 60 frames/sec decoders simultaneously
- MediaTek's proprietary ClearMotionTM advantage for up-conversion of low-frame-rate videos
- Worldwide Broadcasting Standards
- ATSC/DTMB/DVB/ISDB Broadcasting
- Ginga/MHEG/MHP Middleware
- Broadband Service (HbbTV)