Smart TV chip to power flagship 8K TVs

November 23, 2021 // By Rich Pell
Smart TV chip to power flagship 8K TVs
Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has unveiled its new Pentonic smart TV family, which will power-next generation flagship 8K 120-Hz TVs.

Offered as the world's first commercial TV chip manufactured using TSMC's N7 (7nm-class) process, the company's mew Pentonic 2000 all-in-one flagship chip integrates AI-engines, MEMC, VVC decoding and picture-in-picture technology. The device, says the company, delivers unparalleled performance and power efficiency.

"MediaTek has built its multimedia expertise over the past two decades and is now the No. 1 chipset provider for smart TVs," says Dr. Mike Chang, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Smart Home Business Group at MediaTek. "The introduction of the Pentonic brand continues our legacy as we focus on pushing the boundaries of innovation in the smart TV market. The new Pentonic 2000 chip is designed with all the flagship features consumers are looking for - from the latest display and audio technologies to super-fast refresh rates, powerful AI capabilities, picture-in-picture streaming and more."

Pentonic 2000 supports 8K 120Hz displays, and can even support 144Hz for gaming PC hardware and the ninth generation of consoles, and is the first chip with an integrated 8K 120Hz MEMC engine. The chip's built-in high performance MediaTek APU (AI processor) powers the company's new 8K AI-Super Resolution technology that intelligently upscales lower-resolution content to the display's native resolution, while also performing real-time image quality enhancements.

With the company's Intelligent View technology, the chip supports multiple picture-in-picture (PiP) or picture-by-picture (PbP) screens, allowing a large 8K resolution display to showcase a display wall of different media sources. This means that consumers can have multiple apps open and stream from different sources, all at the same time. In addition, Intelligent View not only ensures that the video in each window continues to display seamlessly – even when the window size or display layout changes - but also provides the same level of picture quality in each window to ensure the best viewing experience.

Inside the chip, says the company, is the TV industry's fastest CPU and GPU, which is fueled by


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