It integrates powerful AI-engines, MEMC, VVC decoding and picture-in-picture technology to provide better display, audio and connectivity
To power next-gen 8K TVs, the technologies in display, audio, AI, and broadcasting and connectivity of smart TVs should be cutting edge.
Aiding this is the new Pentonic 2000, a smart TV chip by MediaTek.
Manufactured using TSMC’s N7 (7nm-class) process, the Pentonic 2000 all-in-one chip delivers unparalleled performance and power efficiency.
Inside it is the TV industry’s fastest CPU and GPU, powered by an ultra-wide memory bus and ultra-fast UFS 3.1 storage.
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E or even 5G cellular modems enables device makers to provide the fastest wireless internet connectivity for 8K streaming media, or up to multiple streamed sources displayed at once.
An integrated 8K 120Hz MEMC engine with a built-in high-performance MediaTek APU (AI processor) powers MediaTek’s new 8K AI-Super Resolution technology for intelligently upscaling lower-resolution content to the display’s native resolution, while also performing real-time image quality enhancements.
The chip can even support 144Hz for gaming PC hardware and the ninth generation of consoles.
With MediaTek’s Intelligent View technology, the chip supports multiple picture-in-picture (PiP) or picture-by-picture (PbP) screens, allowing a large 8K resolution display for showcasing a display wall of different media sources.
This allows consumers to open multiple apps and stream them simultaneously from different sources.
Moreover, MediaTek’s Intelligent View ensures that the video in each window gets displayed seamlessly – even when the window size or display layout changes.
The same picture quality level in each window is maintained to ensure the best viewing experience.
The Pentonic 2000 is the first commercial 8K TV chip with Versatile Video Coding (VVC) H.266 media support, which offers improved compression efficiency – essential for today’s streaming era.
Supporting the latest imaging and audio technologies, the Pentonic 2000 provides ultimate cinematic experiences in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
Additionally, the chip supports AV1 for streaming services and all global TV broadcast standards including the latest ATSC 3.0.
“The introduction of the Pentonic brand focuses on pushing the boundaries of innovation in the smart TV market,” said Dr Mike Chang, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Smart Home Business Group at MediaTek. “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.”
Part of MediaTek’s new Pentonic smart TV family, the Pentonic 2000 chips will launch in the global market in 2022.