MediaTek Promotes Its New Quad-Core Tablet Processor


MediaTek has announced its new tablet-orientated quad-core processor to meet the needs of the rapidly growing tablet market. The MT8125 chip follows the same formula as ARM’s Cortex A7 1.5GHz processor, ensuring that it’s compatible with most high-end tablets.

MediaTek also based its MT8125 chip on the PowerVR Series5XT GPU chip, this means that the MT8125 will be able to drive screens with resolutions up to 1920×1200 and will support full HD 1080p video playback and recording,

The wide range of multimedia features and multimedia capabilities are great, but just to make sure MediaTek’s MT8125 chip is a real winner, MediaTek integrated support for 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and Wi-Fi options too. This means that any tablet developer who decides to incorporate the MT8125 processor in its device, can easily offer a variety of options for consumers.

According to the press release, one of the first devices to head to the market with the new MT8125 is Lenovo’s IdeaTab S6000.

If you wish to find out more about the new MT8125 chip, be sure to check out a snippet of the press release below.

MediaTek Introduces New Quad-Core Application Processor for Fast-Growing Tablet Market

The new Application Processor completes MediaTek’s multi-core processor product portfolio, delivering a significant difference in computing and multimedia performance

HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced the availability of the new quad-core application processor — MT8125 designed for the fast growing global tablet markets. The new tablet platform is an extension of the company’s highly successful quad-core portfolio. It integrates a power-efficient quad-core Cortex™- A7 CPU subsystem with speed up to 1.5GHz, PowerVR™ Series5XT Graphics that delivers compelling multimedia features and sophisticated user experiences. To simplify product design and speed time-to-market, the MT8125 supports 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and Wi-Fi versions, all of which are pin-to-pin compatible, allowing device manufacturers to easily expand their portfolios with a full range of tablets by leveraging the existing or planned design requiring no additional rework.

Inheriting MediaTek’s technology breakthrough of quad-core SoC platform and high-end multimedia capabilities, the MT8125 incorporates premium multimedia features, supporting up to Full HD 1080p video playback and recording, 13MP camera with integrated ISP and Full HD (1920 x 1200) displays. The new tablet SoC also delivers ground breaking visual quality powered by the leading picture quality technology — MiraVision™, derived from MediaTek’s extensive experience in the Digital TV market.

The MediaTek quad core tablet SoC is now being widely adopted by MediaTek’s global customers including Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 series.

Back in 2012, MediaTek held a 2% share in the tablet processor market, but this year Sheng expects the figure to grow to over 5%.