Mediatek launches MT2621 IoT chipset


MediaTek makes a step into the IoT world with its latest chip announcement. The MT2621 SoC is built to enable extended coverage, cross-market application with network transition function and phone calls. This means devices like smart trackers, wearables and IoT devices.

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).