MediaTek launches MT7623 and MT7683 IoT chips along with MT7687 WiFi SoC

MediaTek has launched the MT7623 and MT7683 chips that support major Internet of Things (IoT) standards. Both the chips have a premium Quad-core CA7 platforms that can support 4×4 11ac retail and broadband routers, IoT gateway, WiFi hotspots, and media routers using Linux,


The MT7623 and MT7683 support the latest in security features for a fast, secure wireless experience. They will be available in Q3, 2015 and expected in home control solutions by late 2015. Both the chips will are touted to be the world’s first gateways to allow IoT devices with different standards to work together within smart homes. They will work seamlessly with the MT7687, which is MediaTek’s first ARM Cortex M4 IoT WiFi SoC with an enhanced security engine.

Both the chip support content from various sources like audio and visual content via cable or Bluetooth; content from wearable devices via BLE; content from guest mobile devices via WiFi; plus, WiFi and Bluetooth connections through tap-and-connect via NFC. They can also serve as a central hub for home appliances to ensure a complete solution for the connected home. The MT7623 can deliver up to 2Gbps broadband service as well as the high throughput that is required by smart phones at home. The MT7683 features a world’s-first AP router with a Mali 450 GPU and HDMI/MIPI for displaying the status of connected IoT devices via a TV or panel.

The MT7623, together with the MT7615 (the MT7615 is a 4×4 11ac chip that supports MU-MIMO, BW160, and internal FEM), is designed for premium 4×4 11ac home and business routers; and, the MT7683 is designed for IoT gateways and media routers. Along with the two IoT chips, MediaTek has also launched MT7687 – 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. It will also be available in Q3, 2015.

Key specifications of MT7623

  • The low power consumption 4×4 AP with DVFS enabled powerful Quad 1.3GHz CA7
  • Rich I/O sets: 5port GbE switch with 5UTP, PCIe, USB3, USB2, SDIO, SPI, PWM, etc.
  • Built-in WiFi sniffer and background scan function to boost MT7615 4×4 11ac at the highest T-PUT  Built-in BT 4.1/BLE to connect BT speaker and wearable devices
  • Seamless hardware engines at 2.5Gbps: NAT + QoS + SFQ
  • 1Gbps VPN crypto engine

Key specifications of MT7683

  • The low power consumption IoT gateway with DVFS enabled powerful Quad 1.3GHz CA7
  • WW 1st AP router with HDMI/MIPI support 1080P/60FP output and 720P touch panel
  • Built-in BT 4.1/BLE to connect BT speaker and wearable device
  • Seamless hardware engines at 2Gbps: NAT + QoS + SFQ
  • 1Gbps VPN crypto engine

Key specifications of MT7687 

  • An ARM Cortex-M4F MCU.
  • 1×1 802.11b/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.



Author: Sneha Bokil

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