MediaTek announces MT5670 chipset for Smart TVs

The MT5670 chipset supports Android TV and has facial recognition capabilities.

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MediaTek is currently the No. 1 chipmaker for smart TVs, and their chipset powers 70 percent of TVs globally. Today, the company is announcing its newest chipset for smart TVs, the MT5670.

MediaTek’s newest product is expected to allow manufacturers to produce economically priced, high quality, feature-rich 4K Ultra High Definition TVs. This will not only provide consumers with more affordable options for smart TVs but also provide them with a richer entertainment experience.

To that effect, the MT5670 chipset offers 4K UHD support and built-in advanced processing technologies that ensure true studio-quality video. New technology is also nestled on-board the chipset such as MediaTek’s TV AI picture quality (AI PQ); a feature that can automatically adjust the sharpness and picture quality by using facial and scene recognition. Also supported is MediaTek’s MiraVision, a suite of display enhancement technologies, as well as MDDi de-interlace solution for smooth picture quality. Voice capabilities are also made by possible by the MT5670 chipset. This gives manufacturers a chance to integrate voice recognition software into their products giving the consumer even more control over their viewing experience.

MediaTek, also makes smartphone chipsets, and they’re bringing some of the same features and technology from their smartphone chipsets to TVs. Smart home integration is also kept in mind as they move towards making TVs go beyond their entertainment capabilities and function as smart home hubs.

According to Mike Chang, General Manager of MediaTek’s Smart Home business unit, “With this newest chip, along with our chipset for 8K TVs, MediaTek will continue to innovate the intelligent home experience. TVs are moving beyond entertainment centers and transforming into smart home hubs with AI, voice and object recognition and connectivity to be the center of the digital home.”

Four Arm Cortex-A53 CPUs operating at 1.5GHz coupled with an Arm MALI G51 GPU power the MT5670 and Geekbench results from May 2019 claim that “MediaTek processors found in Sony TVs are 99% more powerful than certified Android TV boxes.”

Along with the previously mentioned features, the MT5670 offers Android 9 TV support, UHD@60hz direct drive, a multi-standard video decoder, a rich format audio codec, an H.264 encoder, and an HDMI 2.0 receiver with 3D support.

The MT5670 will be available globally in smart TVs starting this month.

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