MediaTek Redefines Smart TV Experience with its 8-Series Platform

Aug 1, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Las Vegas — 08 January, 2014 — MediaTek Incorporated today announced its fifth generation of Smart TV platforms. MediaTek’s 8-series chipset family consists of fully integrated SOCs (systems on chip) and specially designed for the next-generation UHD smart TVs.

The 8-series chipset family supports UHD resolution for HEVC codec at 60Hz implemented in hardware. The chipsets include a quad-core ARM processor running up to 1.2 GHz with heterogeneous multi-processing capability, and powerful Mali T6 series multi-core GPU clocked at 500 MHz. This 8-series family also includes MediaTek’s market-leading Picture Quality (PQ) engine, which is now in its ninth generation.

The TV landscape is fast-changing in the living room to include experiences beyond traditional broadcast TV consumption, such as Over-the-Top (OTT) content streaming, video conferencing, console-quality gaming and multi-screen sharing. The 8-series family supports all legacy and new content protection schemes to ensure premium content is securely delivered and consumed. The latest Android Kit Kat framework is supported along with an uber fast boot time of under four seconds. Intense use cases such as concurrent gaming and video conferencing or sharing content between mobile devices and Smart TV are supported.

"As leaders in the Smart TV segment, we are thrilled to offer the next flagship offering in our Smart TV SOC portfolio. With UHD and Android support as well as our 9th generation picture quality engine, this platform will revolutionize the living room experience for consumers around the world” said Joe Chen, GM of MediaTek’s Home Entertainment Business Unit.

MediaTek’s 9th generation PQ engine has a mature implementation of several advanced features such as scaling, color engine, noise reduction, sharpness engine, local dimming and backlight control. This platform supports global standards for TV broadcast, multiple analog and digital I/O interfaces, in-house wireless connectivity technologies including 802.11ac, Bluetooth and NFC to enable high speed streaming, innovative remote controllers and fast pairing.

The 8-series chipset platform is sampling mid 2014 and commercial Smart TV products are expected by late 2014.


About MediaTek

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit for more information.