MediaTek Introduces UltraCast, 4K Video Streaming Technology

MediaTek is one of the largest mobile processor manufacturers in the world. This Taiwan-based company had managed to become very well known all around the world, the vast majority of their chips are used in Chinese devices, though. The company had introduced the Helio X30 about two months ago, which is their flagship SoC for 2017, while the Helio X20 and Helio X25 flagship processors for this year have been around for quite some time now. The company had also released a number of more affordable chips, like the Helio P10 which is being used in a ton of smartphones at the moment.

Having that in mind, MediaTek is not only a processor manufacturer, they’re also developing fast charging tech for smartphones, their so-called Pump Express technology, and are also involved in some other projects. Speaking of which, has just announced a new technology which offers a faster way to stream 4K content from a smartphone to a 4K TV or TV set-top box. This new technology is called UltraCast, and will be compatible with the company’s Helio SoCs, though the company did not say which processors exactly, whether this relates to their upcoming SoCs, or the ones that are already available out there. In addition to Helio smartphone chips, this tech will also become available for the MediaTek 4K Ultra HDTV chipsets. UltraCast is essentially an extension to the standard Wi-Fi certified Miracast technology, it essentially adds 4K streaming to that technology. "4K is increasingly becoming a reality in consumers' everyday lives. MediaTek UltraCast is the first technology that bridges the gap between content creation device and large display device, creating a state of the art viewing experience for the viewer,” said SR Tsai, a Senior General Manager of the Home Entertainment Business Group at MediaTek.

Now, the company did invite third-party smartphone, DTV and Box component manufacturers to take advantage of this technology on their devices. The company has also said that this technology is now available to consumers, and MediaTek’s partners, of course, though they did not say when will smartphones or TVs support such tech, when will such devices hit the market. All in all, we’re waiting to get more info, so stay tuned, we’re sure MediaTek’s partners will release more information really soon.

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