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MediaTek processor at heart of world's first Ultra HD Android TV

MediaTek has ported Android TV to its MT5595 SoC. The result can be seen in Sony's new 4K Bravia TVs, the world's first Ultra HD TV platform running Android TV.

Published onJanuary 6, 2015

MediaTek has been working with Google to port Android TV onto its MT5595 processor. The result is Sony’s latest generation of Bravia TVs, the world’s first Ultra HD TV platform running Android TV.

MediaTek’s MT5595 is a quad-core big.LITTLE SoC which includes two ARM Cortex-A17  cores and two ARM Cortex-A7 cores. The SoC also supports Google’s VP9 codec and the HEVC (H.265) codec, both of which are designed for 4K2K content streaming at 60 frames per second.

Consumers can watch movies from Google Play or cast their favorite entertainment from a mobile device to the Sony Ultra HD TV. The MT5595 also supports up to 4K2K streaming content.

[quote qtext=”We are very proud to stand alongside Sony in introducing the new Android TV device. The experience of Sony’s Android TV will set the standard for future smart televisions. This is a momentous occasion for MediaTek to be changing the way people watch TV with our strong partner, Sony. ” qperson=”Ching-Jiang Hsieh, President of MediaTek.” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

The MT5595 is a TV SoC and not only does it support 4K HEVC/VP9 at 60 frames per second, it also supports 4 x 2K HEVC/H.264 60 fps simultaneous decoding, as well as MediaTek’s ClearMotion technology for up-conversion of low-frame-rate videos. In terms of broadcasting it supports a large range of worldwide broadcasting standards including ATSC/DTMB/DVB/ISDB and HbbTV broadband.

Consumers can expect MediaTek-powered Sony Android TV devices to be commercially available by March 2015.

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