MediaTek Launches New AI Products for Smart Home

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MediaTek’s new solutions are in sync with its vision to bring edge AI everywhere by developing a comprehensive ecosystem of edge AI hardware processing solutions

MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company, has launched several new artificial intelligence (AI) products for the smart home. These latest innovations include the company’s TV AI picture quality (PQ) technology, MT8518 AI voice platform for portable smart speakers and MT8175 AI vision platform for smart displays and smart cameras.

MediaTek’s new solutions are in sync with its vision to bring edge AI everywhere by developing a comprehensive ecosystem of edge AI hardware processing solutions connected with wide-ranging software tools.

Commenting on the development, Jerry Yu, Sr. Corporate Vice President – Intelligent Devices Business Unit, MediaTek, “AI is reshaping how we interact with technology, from taking pictures on our phones to checking the weather on our voice assistants, streaming content on our TVs and navigating in our cars. MediaTek’s high performance and power efficient solutions are ideally suited to meet the processing needs of AI devices.”

AI capabilities on voice assistant devices

Yu further said, “We have been seeing that AI is moving beyond voice to vision, and from the cloud to the edge, so MediaTek is supporting a wide range of AI capabilities on voice assistant devices (VAD), including smart devices with a display and camera. Our latest AI innovations are bringing consumers a better viewing experience with our TV AI PQ technology, faster and more precise image capturing quality with MT8175 for smart displays and smart cameras, and more seamless processing between cloud and edge in VAD with MT8518, enabling our customers to take advantage of the big opportunity to bring voice assistants to the portable speaker market.”

Latest generation TV AI PQ technology

The latest generation TV AI PQ technology by MediaTek brings AI enhancements such as scene detection, including face detection within scenes, to digital TVs. The scene detection capability enables smart TVs in differentiating between frames having people and other scenes like landscape, sports arena or indoor scene. With scene detection, the smart TVs can automatically adjust sharpness for better picture quality as well as simultaneously fine-tune the appearance of skin tone.

The company’s latest MT8518 AI voice SoC will bring VAD to a new era with its low power voice wake-up and streaming playback combined with powerful edge AI capability. This includes ten-times longer standby time of low power voice wake-up, local speaker identification, low power far-field command and local voice command.

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