SoftBank Validates MediaTek’s New NB-IoT Chipset on its Network

SoftBank Validates MediaTek’s New NB-IoT Chipset on its Network Image Credit: MediaTek

MediaTek announced that it has completed NB-IoT interoperability tests with SoftBank for its MT2625 NB-IoT System-on-a-Chip (SoC).

Unveiled last year, the NB-IoT SoC is built to meet the requirements of light and small IoT devices that require low levels of power consumption, says MediaTek. MediaTek’s technology enables IoT devices to work on batteries for years – opening up where and how connected devices are used and expanding the Internet of Things. As a result of these tests, MediaTek’s NB-IoT chipset has been validated for use on the SoftBank network, paving the way for low-power connected devices on Japan’s leading wireless network.

MediaTek’s MT2625 SoC combines an arm Cortex-M microcontroller (MCU), pseudo-static RAM (PSRAM), flash memory and power management unit (PMU) into a small package to lower the cost of production while also speeding up time-to-market. The MT2625 supports a full frequency band (from 450MHz to 2.1GHz) of 3GPP R13 (NB1) and R14 (NB2) standards for a wide range of IoT applications including smart home control, logistics tracking and smart meters.

Jerry Yu, Corporate VP and GM, Intelligent Devices Business Group, MediaTek
MediaTek has already played a foundational role in the formulation and implementation of the 3GPP LPWA specification and has demonstrated connectivity technologies for NB-IoT that illustrates the potential of highly integrated system and power efficient connectivity.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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