MediaTek has launched a new chipset called MT2621. It has highly integrated design and connectivity platform is specially meant for smart trackers, wearables, IoT security, smart metering and industrial applications.
It is a dual-mode IoT SoC which is capable of both NB-IoT R14 and GSM/GPRS connectivity. It supports a single SIM along with antenna that covers both cellular networks, with added dual standby functionality (SSDS).
It’s simplified design allows a single UICC and mobile number for both networks, even while operating simultaneously, thus saving PCB Space and minimizing its cost.
The SoC sports wideband front-end module, specially designed to support ultra-low/low/mid bandsdefined by the 3GPP Rel-14 (including quad-band operation).
The MediaTek MT2621 features in a single power-efficient ARMv7 CPU with 26MHz frequency. It has 160KB + 4MB embedded memory. Applications can be built using an easily customizable Linux based OS.