MediaTek advances its 5G platform

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MediaTek has announced the T750 5G chipset to power next generation 5G CPE wireless products, like fixed wireless access routers (FWA) and mobile hotspots, delivering faster 5G connectivity.

Highly integrated, the 7nm compact chip design comes with an integrated 5G radio and quad-core Arm CPU. It’s full-featured with all the functions and peripherals for device makers looking to build high performance consumer premise equipment products in small form factors. The T750 is sampling now with potential customers.

“Pervasive high-speed broadband connectivity is becoming more important with the increase in connected devices and the surge of people working from home, taking online classes and using services like tele-health and video calling,” said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MediaTek’s wireless communications business unit. “We are extending our 5G leadership beyond the smartphone segment with the T750 chipset, opening up new markets for broadband operators and device makers, and helping consumers to experience all the advantages of 5G connectivity.”

5G routers with support for sub-6GHz frequencies bring a more affordable broadband alternative to areas with limited DSL, cable or fibre services.

Analyst firm IDC expects the global 5G and LTE router and gateway market to grow from approximately $979 million in 2019 to just under $3 billion in 2024. Counterpoint Research also projects 5G fixed wireless access growing from 10.3M subscribers in 2020 to over 450M subscribers by 2030.

The MediaTek T750 chipset supports 5G sub-6GHz frequencies and two component carrier aggregation (2CC CA) for extended coverage, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor fixed wireless access products, like home routers, as well as mobile hotspots. In addition, the T750 design, which includes a 5G NR FR1 modem, quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processors and the required peripherals all on a single chip, offers performance and time-to-market advantages that speed up ODM/OEM development times.

“Operators can take advantage of 5G capabilities, high bandwidth and low latency to offer 5G FWA services supporting fibre-like experience for consumers and businesses. As adoption of live video streaming and latency intensive applications such as gaming, AR/VR based online applications is increasing, 5G FWA services are expected gain momentum,” said Khin Sandi Lynn, industry analyst from ABI Research.

The T750 chipset comes pre-integrated with software drivers for MediaTek’s connectivity solutions such as the 4x4 and 2x2 + 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 chipsets for distributing fast 5G internet.

Additional T750 features include:

  • Support for standalone and non-standalone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz 5G networks
  • Two component 5G FR1 carrier aggregation in both FDD and TDD modes
  • Support for up to 5CC LTE carrier aggregation
  • Embedded GPU and display driver to support a HD display up to 720p
  • Four PCIe interfaces for external Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Two 2.5Gbps SGMII interfaces to allow for a variety of LAN configurations
  • PCM interface for external land-line phones