Taiwanese corporations MediaTek and TSMC have unveiled what they name the world’s first 7-nanometer 8K digital TV flagship system-on-chip (SoC), the MediaTek Pentonic 2000. The world’s first ultra-high-resolution 8K TV chips will energy next-generation TVs anticipated to hit the worldwide market within the second quarter of 2022.
The Pentonic 2000 chip reportedly affords synthetic intelligence engines, movement estimation and movement compensation, versatile video coding and picture-in-picture applied sciences.
“In comparison with TSMC’s 16nm course of know-how utilized in shopper electronics purposes, its N7 course of offers a 30% pace enchancment or 55% energy discount and over 3 times the logic density,” the corporate stated in a press launch.
Shiny shows and sharp audio
That includes the TV business’s quickest CPU and GPU, the Pentonic 2000 has an ultra-wide reminiscence bus, makes use of common flash storage 3.1 and helps wi-fi connectivity for Wi-Fi 6E or 5G modems.
The chip’s built-in excessive efficiency MediaTek APU (AI processor) powers MediaTek’s new 8K AI-Tremendous Decision know-how that upscales lower-resolution content material to the show’s native decision, whereas additionally performing real-time picture high quality enhancements.
“The Pentonic 2000 places MediaTek on the forefront of good TV design with its means to supply customers wealthy, crisp pictures, vibrant shows and sharp audio, in addition to a sensible and intuitive person expertise,” Dr Mike Chang, Company Vice President and Common Supervisor of the Good House Enterprise Group at MediaTek was quoted as saying.
“By adopting TSMC’s N7 course of, MediaTek is bringing know-how able to supercomputing purposes into the lounge to provide customers the following era of media experiences,” stated Dr Kevin Zhang, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Improvement at TSMC stated.
Tailored for streaming period
Pentonic 2000 is the primary industrial 8K TV chip with Versatile Video Coding (VVC) H.266 media help, which affords improved compression effectivity – one thing that’s important for the streaming period.
Pentonic 2000 can be stated to help Dolby’s newest imaging and audio applied sciences similar to Dolby Imaginative and prescient and Dolby Atmos. Moreover, the chip helps AV1 for streaming providers and all international TV broadcast requirements together with the newest ATSC 3.0.
MediaTek’s chips are utilized in almost 2 billion TVs per yr together with by Oppo Cellular Telecommunications, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Vizio Inc in North America.
TV-related chips contributed about 14% to MediaTek’s income of $4.72 billion final quarter, whereas cell phone chips accounted for 56%.