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Launched the World's First 5G SoC Processor

6/15/2019

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued 5G licenses to China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and the Broadcasting and Television Network, which means that the domestic 5G is officially commercialized. There is no doubt that China will build the world's largest 5G communication network in the next few years.

5G licensing is also a big event for the smartphone industry, which will greatly promote the development of 5G mobile phones, while 5G mobile phones need 5G chips. Currently, Qualcomm, Huawei, Samsung, Intel, MediaTek and Spreadtrum launch their respective 5G baseband chips. However, the current 5G baseband is external, mainly due to the large scale of the 5G baseband chip, which is temporarily not suitable for integration into the processor.

At today's MediaTek General Meeting of Shareholders, a representative asked why MediaTek was later than other manufacturers on the 5G SoC chip. Cai Mingjie, chairman of MediaTek, immediately clarified this misunderstanding. He said that MediaTek is the first company in the world to release 5G SoC single chip.

On May 29, MediaTek announced the launch of a multimode 5G SoC chip with a 7nm process and built-in Helix M70 modem independently developed by MediaTek. It uses an energy-saving package. This design is superior to the external 5G baseband chip solution and can be used with lower power. Achieve higher transfer rates.

The 5G SoC has a 4.7 Gbps download speed and 2.5 Gbps upload speed. Applicable to 5G independent and non-independent (SA / NSA) networking architecture Sub-6GHz frequency band, supporting 2G to 4G generation connection technology, it uses dynamic bandwidth switching technology, can allocate the required 5G bandwidth for specific applications, thus Modem power performance increased by 50%, extending the end battery life.

MediaTek's latest multimode 5G SoC uses the latest Arm Cortex-A77 CPU and Arm Mali-G77 GPU released by Arm on Monday. Arm said the Cortex-A77's IPC performance has increased by 20% compared to the Cortex-A76. In machine learning, the Cortex-A77 performs 35 times better in machine learning than the Cortex-A55.

Mali-G77 GPU architecture using the latest Valhall (from the generation of the architecture Bifronst architecture has been released three years), 40% performance improvement, performance improvement of 30%, 30% increased performance density, machine performance increase of 60%.

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