MediaTek Partners with Microsoft to Give Faster IoT Solutions

  • MediaTek is offering the MT8362B chipset supports Android 9.0 and Yocto Linux OS solutions
  • Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are which leads to faster time to production says Microsoft

MediaTek has partnered with Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT) to give consumers IoT solutions that will run quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services. Under MediaTek’s Rich IoT program, it is offering MT8362B as a  system-on-chip (SoC) platform and its evaluation kit, Pumpkin i300 EVK on Seed Studio.

Jerry Lee, director of marketing for Azure Internet of Things, Microsoft Corp said, “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world. With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.”

Supports Android 9.0

The MT8362B chipset supports Android 9.0 and Yocto Linux open source (OS) solutions based on Kernel version 4.19. MediaTek claims it has successfully completed Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT certification testing with Pumpkin i300 EVK using a Yocto Linux software build.

The capabilities that will be available by MediaTek’s Rich IoT platform through Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT will be access to cloud services from edge devices, over-the-air (OTA) capability to upgrade client software in edge devices from the cloud and extension of security services (authentication, audits) from cloud to edge.

Mohit Bhushan, vice president and general amnager of US business development at MediaTek said, “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates our ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with pre-tested device and operating system. Reducing the usual customization and work required for compatibility ensures MediaTek helps its customers get started quickly on their IoT solution.”