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MediaTek Addresses IoT Developers’ Power Efficiency and Security Demands with Highly Integrated WiFi SoC

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on October 03, 2016

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

MediaTek, a leader in power-efficient, highly-integrated IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, industry-leading MT7687 is  a low-power, WiFi System-on-Chip (SoC) that allows home appliances and smart devices to connect to and be controlled through a home network. Enabling a diverse range of IoT applications, the MT7687 provides advanced security, integrated memory, and an enhanced user programmable microcontroller.



The MT7687 provides lower power consumption to ensure maximum performance with a minimal impact on device power. The MT7687 has the ability to transmit at a maximum power output of 21dBm, a level that exceeds comparable SoCs in the market for enhanced WiFi coverage for smart homes. In addition, security is achieved through AES and 3DES/SHA2 protocols as security engines. Additional MT7687 advantages include:

  • An ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor with FPU.
  • 1x1 802.11b/g/n WiFi subsystem designed for power efficiency and robust connectivity.
  • 192Mhz/200Mhz for Cortex M4.
  • Versatile peripherals, including UART, I2C, SPI, I2S, PWM, IrDA, and auxiliary ADC support diverse applications.
  • An embedded SRAM/ROM and a serial flash in package.
  • A compact module for Smart Home appliances/devices.
  • An integrated security engine that makes the appliances/devices more secure.
A developer-friendly platform with Open SDK.


For additional MediaTek product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on October 03, 2016

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

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