MediaTek Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that provides system-on-chip solutions for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, the company has 25 offices worldwide and was the 4th largest IC designer worldwide in 2013. Since its founding in 1997, MediaTek has been creating chipset solutions for the global market. MediaTek also provides its customers with reference designs. Wikipedia.
Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference | Year: 2014
With the dramatically increasing use of mobile and portable devices, the need for computation has intensified, motivating the transformation of traditional static services (Web and storage) to evolve toward distributed Web services, forming Cloud 1.0; in this process, the evolution into the Smart Device Era involved many changes: stationary computing devices are going mobile, standalone devices are becoming connected, and peer-to-peer communication (email) extending to many-to-many (social networking). Two of the biggest enablers for Cloud 1.0 have been clients such as Smartphones and tablets, connected through wired and wireless networks. Embedded within each of these clients are the CPU and GPU processors needed to enable consumer applications and mobile human-interface devices (HIDs). To satisfy the ever-growing computational requirements, mobile CPU clock frequencies have extended into the GHz region. To avoid this barrier, mobile clients are driving the downscaling of process technology while motivating the rapid rise of multi-core CPUs and GPUs. In this process, new architectures involving asymmetric-CPU and octa-cores are emerging. As well, investment is pouring into the hardware/software (HW/SW) infrastructure to provide adaptive power management, thermal throttling, and efficient heterogeneous multiprocessing, all to enable maximum core usage and energy efficiency within the tight thermal limits of the Smartphone and tablet domains. © 2014 IEEE. Source
MediaTek | Date: 2015-10-21
Apparatus and method are provided to enhance scheduling request to multiple schedulers with inter base station carrier aggregation. In one novel aspect, the UE monitors and detects one or more SR triggering event. The UE selects one or more base stations based on predefined criteria and sends the SR to the selected one or more base stations. In one embodiment, at least one LC of the UE is associated with multiple BSs with association priorities. In one embodiment, the association priorities are configured by the network. In other embodiments, the association priorities are derived based on predefined UE configurations, or are derived from load information received by the UE, or are derived from radio measurements. In one novel aspect, the UE upon detecting SR failure triggered on a triggering LC, sends SR failure indication to a RRC layer or associates the triggering LC with a different base station.
MediaTek | Date: 2015-10-21
Methods and apparatus are provided for paging transmission and reception for UEs requiring coverage extension/coverage enhancement. In one novel aspect, the UE reports the CE status to the MME. CE level related information and the corresponding cell ID are provided from eNB to MME. MME sends paging information including the repetition number to all eNBs in the corresponding tracking area when paging the UE. In another novel aspect, a paging area is used for CE UEs. The UE receives paging area information, notifies the network, and updates the stored paging area information upon detecting changes between the received and the stored paging areas. In another embodiment, the UE reports its CE status upon detecting CE status changes. The eNB stores UE CE information and forwards it to neighboring eNBs in the same paging area. The eNB pages UEs on its CE UE list with repetition while paging other UEs normally.
MediaTek | Date: 2015-06-11
A method for pushing an installation package from a wearable device to a smart device is provided. The method includes the steps of: pre-storing an installation package required by a smart device into a wearable device; pairing with a smart device via a transmission link; and automatically pushing the installation package to the smart device via the transmission link to install the installation package on the smart device when the wearable device and the smart device are paired with each other for the first time.
MediaTek | Date: 2015-02-17
Control method and apparatus of a mobile terminal are provided. The control method includes the steps of collecting breathing signals generated by the breathing of a user, determining a breathing mode of the user according to the breathing signals collected and controlling the mobile terminal according to the determined breathing mode of the user. By doing so, the power consumption of the mobile terminal can be reduced and the battery life of the mobile terminal can also be extended.