MediaTek to deliver first SoC chip for Microsoft IoT solution
New Delhi April 17 (IANS) Mobile chip-maker MediaTek on Tuesday announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver the first System-on-Chip (SOC) for the newly-announced Azure Sphere solution. The "MT3620" chip will drive Internet of Things (IoT) innovation with built-in security and connectivity.
Azure Sphere is an IoT solution for creating highly-secured microcontroller unit (MCU) devices at a price that makes enterprise-class security affordable for Cloud-connected devices.
MCU-powered devices are the most populous area of computing with roughly nine billion new devices being developed every year.
MediaTek has a long history of working with Microsoft on specific SoC designs that meet demanding connectivity needs
"On top of our close ties with Microsoft and design expertise Microsoft had a vision we also believed in bringing trust and security into IoT solutions from chip to cloud to make connected devices practical to sell and manage for businesses and consumers " said " said Jerry Yu MediaTek Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligent Devices Business Group.
The specialised chipset has a Wi-Fi connected controller built around a processor designed to run Azure Sphere s IoT operating system.
It also includes built-in support for Microsoft s latest security protocols.
The chipsets will be sold as part of the Azure Sphere solution.
"What we are delivering together will be the foundation for a new generation of secure intelligent edge devices and solutions " added Galen Hunt Managing Director Azure Sphere Microsoft.