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MediaTek announces new IoT platform for developers

by on13 April 2015

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MediaTek has announced a new development platform for Internet of Things (IoT) developers. 

The MediaTek LinkIt Assist 2502 platform provides developers with a chance to test their concepts on the company’s Aster MT2502 chip, which has already found its way to some wearables. 

Marc Naddell, vice president of MediaTek Labs, said:

"Professional developers face many challenges in the lifecycle of device creation, but one such challenge shouldn't be getting that product to a commercial-ready prototype.”

The LinkIt Assist 2502 is a modular platform, allowing developers to test interoperability of other components and speed up testing. 

While we’ve seen the Aster MT2502 in some products, so far there haven’t been that many. However, the tiny chipset can power smartbands and smartwatches for days on a single charge, although it’s not an Android Wear platform.

MediaTek’s MT2601 is the company’s first SoC specifically designed for Android Wear, but since it was announced less than two months ago, it’s still not available in commercial devices.


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