Taiwanese company MediaTek announced the T830 hardware platform for 5G mobile hotspots, fixed wireless Internet access devices, which are now becoming more popular. The new platform is intended to provide energy savings and reduce development time and costs. The T830, MediaTek said, will allow operators to deliver 5G speeds of up to 7Gbps immediately using sub-6GHz cellular infrastructure and avoid the costs of wireline technologies such as cable or fiber. Thanks to the T830, super-fast internet service is possible from a small device that can be self-installed, which can help avoid long installation times for fixed-line broadband.
JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Communications Business Unit at MediaTek, said (opens in new tab): “This highly integrated platform represents the latest advancements in 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity and enables our customers to build extremely high-performance multi-gigabit 5G CPE products in the smallest possible form factors.”
The T830 platform is powered by quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 CPU paired with a 3GPP Release-16 5G cellular modem. The main SoC also features an integrated Network Processing Unit (NPU) and Wi-Fi offload engine to support multi-gigabit routing speeds between 5G cellular to Ethernet or Wi-Fi, with no CPU involvement.
MediaTek said the T830 can be paired with Filic’s Wi-Fi connectivity solutions. For 5G FWA routers, T830 can be combined with Filic 680 (Tri-band 4×4 Wi-Fi 7). For 5G Mobile hotspots, the T830 can be paired with the Filic 380 (dual-band 2×2 Wi-Fi 7).
The T30 platform’s integrated M80 modem integrates MediaTek’s 5G UltraSave technologies to ensure optimal energy efficiency for all 5G connection conditions. The M80 modem’s cellular features include 5G NSA/SA support, with sub-6GHz connections up to 4CC-AC and mixed duplex FDD/TDD support.
Access to a reliable home internet connection is being emphasized as WFH has now become the norm. Cellular providers are responding to this need by introducing home internet plans. Cellular internet works by using a router or access point to connect to a provider’s cellular network, just like your cell phone. But no matter which carrier you choose, the placement of your router can be crucial to optimizing speeds. But with platforms like MediaTek’s T830, things can get smooth and simple. They help provide fast and sustained internet service that is not expensive.