MediaTek’s Helio P20 SoC and MT2511 Exposed on MWC 2016

MediaTek’s Helio P20 SoC

MediaTek, the chipmaker company, has unveiled two new SoC models during the Mobile World Congress trade show. The successor of its mid-range Helio P10 SoC is “Helio P20” and it was presented at this event, along with MT2511 – the first bio-sensing analogue front-end chipset released by MediaTek.

Likewise the Helio P10, the new Helio P20 is aimed for the mid-range tablets and smartphones. It comes with a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and a Mali-T880 graphics card.

According to the Chinese company, the new chip is 25 percent more power efficient than the old Helio P10. MediaTek has also said that the new Helio P20 is the first SoC in this industry that supports Samsung’s LPDDR4X RAM module. MediaTek claims that the new LPDDR4X RAM module offers 70% more bandwidth than the older LPDDR3 and it consumes 50% less power.

The new Helio P20 also includes support for WorldMode LTE Category 6 and 2×20 carrier aggregations at up to 50Mbps upload and 300Mbps download speeds. We remind you that SoC also supports LTE multimedia broadcast and multicast service (a feature that allows the mobile device to receive HD video content over LTE) and dual-SIM dual standby.

As we’ve told you above, MediaTek also unveiled the MT2511, which is the first bio-sensing analogue front-end chipset that this company ever released. According to the chipmaker company, the new MT2511 is very power efficient and comes with a lower active mode power consumption of less than 0.6 mA when capturing Photoplethysmography (PPG).

The MT2511 features MediaTek’s built-in “heart beat” interval technology along with 4KB SRAM, which will optimize the overall system power consumption for sleep heart rate monitoring.

According to MediaTek, the new MT2511 supports over 100db dynamic range a high sample rate from 64 to 4KHz. With other words, this will eliminate the interference and motion artifacts when collecting data. Since it can accumulate accurate pulse date, it can also be used in blood pressure, pulse oximetry (SpO2), electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG).

MediaTek will start mass producing MT2511 sometime in the first quarter of this year.

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