The chipset’s high speed edge, AI computation can be used for image recognition, accelerated development of AI enabled IoT products, and more.
MediaTek has launched the new i700 platform, which is an AI chipset that can be used for all things IoT. According to the company, this chipset will be playing a huge role in building smart cities as well. MediaTek states that the i700 platform will start shipping next year to global clients.
Jerry You, Senior VP – Intelligent Devices Business, MediaTek, stated that with the arrival of 5G networks, smart devices are driving the demand for better edge AI and IoT performance. The latest MediaTek i700 platform is an integrated solution combining MediaTek’s wide breath of expertise such as in multimedia, wireless communications and AI. Not only does it provide our customers with a sophisticated platform to develop on, but it also underpins our efforts to support the AI-IoT ecosystem for a truly hyperconnected future.
The new MediaTek i700 platform features an octa-core CPU that has two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The CPU is coupled with the IMG 9XM-HP8 Image Signal Processor, which is clocked at 970MHz.
The inbuilt AI processor has dual cores and comes embedded with AI Accelerator as well as AI Face Detection Engine. The AI Engine and the CPU together help the i700 perform AI computations up to five times faster than its predecessor.
MediaTek has also made sure that the platform is fully compatible with Google’ s Android Neural Networks API and other frameworks such as TensorFlow, Caffe, TF Lite, etc.
Apart from AI capabilities and IoT prowess, the i700 platform supports camera sensors up to 32-megapixel (single) and 24+16-megapixel (dual). It features super fast image recognition at 30fps with zero-latency. It also supports 120fps slow motion video recording, 14-bit RAW, and 10-bit YUV processing. In terms of connectivity, the platform gets Bluetooth 5.0, 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, LTE Cat. 12 with 4×4 MIMO and try-band carrier aggregation.