MediaTek Runs Ahead of 5G Race with Dimensity Chipset Family

tamping its position as an industry first-mover, MediaTek has released the Dimensity family of powerful fifth-generation (5G) system-on-chip (SoC) that offers an unrivaled combination of connectivity, multimedia, artificial intelligence (AI), and imaging innovations for premium and flagship smartphones. The chipset includes the Dimensity 1000 5G system-on-chip (SoC).

The Dimensity 5G chipset family brings smart and fast together to power the most-capable 5G devices. Dimensity represents a step toward a new era of mobility – the fifth dimension – to spur industry innovation and let consumers unlock the possibilities of 5G connectivity.

Dimensity 1000 is MediaTek’s first 5G mobile SoC in its 5G family of chipsets. The single 5G chip solution, which includes an integrated 5G modem, combines advanced technologies packed into a 7nm chip and tuned for 5G performance.

“Our Dimensity Series is a culmination of MediaTek’s investment in 5G, and positions us as a leader driving 5G development and innovation. Our 5G technology goes head-to-head with anyone in the industry,” said MediaTek President Joe Chen.

“We chose the name Dimensity to highlight how our 5G solutions are driving new waves of innovation and experiences, much like the fabled fifth dimension,” added Chen. “Our first announced chip, MediaTek Dimensity 1000, gives consumers a significantly faster, more intelligent and all-around incredible mobile experience.”

MediaTek will bring the first Dimensity powered devices in market in the first quarter of this year.

Powerful System-on-Chip
The Dimensity 1000 5G SoC supports 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC CA) and highlights the fastest throughput SoC with 4.7Gbps downlink and 2.5Gbps uplink speeds over sub-6GHz networks. The chipset is designed to support standalone and non-standalone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks, and includes multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to0 5G. It also integrates the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1+ standards for the fastest and most-efficient local wireless connectivity, offering more than 1Gbps throughput in both downlink and uplink speeds

Dimensity 1000 is a performance powerhouse, pairing four Arm Cortex-A77 cores operating up to 2.6GHz with four power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores operating at up to 2.0GHz. This design enables an optimal balance of high performance and power efficiency. The chipset is also the first to pack Arm Mali-G77 GPU to enable seamless streaming and gaming at 5G speeds.

It also comes with a new MediaTek AI Processing Unit – APU 3.0 – with more than double the performance of the previous generation APU. It brings devices a significant performance boost at 4.5TOPS.