Tuesday, November 26th 2019

MediaTek Announces Dimensity & Dimensity 1000 5G SoC

MediaTek today unveiled Dimensity, MediaTek's family of powerful 5G system-on-chips (SoCs) offering an unrivaled combination of connectivity, multimedia, AI and imaging innovations for premium and flagship smartphones.

The MediaTek Dimensity 5G chipset family brings smart and fast together to power the world's 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, with its integrated 5G modem, is a brilliant combination of advanced technologies packed into a 7 nm 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."

The first Dimensity powered devices will start hitting the market in Q1 of 2020.

The Dimensity series integrates MediaTek's 5G modem in one compact design, delivering significant power savings compared to competing solutions.

The Dimensity 1000 5G SoC supports 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC CA) and boasts the world's fastest throughput SoC with 4.7 Gbps downlink and 2.5 Gbps uplink speeds over sub-6 GHz networks. The chipset is designed to support stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6 GHz networks, and includes multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 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 1 Gbps throughput in both downlink and uplink speeds

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

MediaTek's Dimensity 1000 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 4.5 TOPS.

Features and technology in the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 include:
  • World's First Dual 5G SIM: With the world's first dual 5G SIM technology, in addition to support for services such as Voice over New Radio (VoNR), the 5G SoC delivers seamless connectivity across networks and offers consistent speeds.
  • Most Power Efficient 5G Modem: The chipset's integrated 5G modem delivers extreme energy efficiency and is a more power efficient design than competing solutions. This compact, integrated design also lets brands use the extra space for other features like a bigger battery or larger camera sensors.
  • Seamless Handover: With 5G carrier aggregation, the chipset posts higher average speeds and performs a seamless handover between two connection areas (high speed layer and coverage layer) for seamless high speed connections when users are on the go.
  • Unparalleled Imaging: With the world's first five-core image signal processor (ISP) combined with MediaTek's Imagiq+ technology, Dimensity 1000 provides a truly extraordinary camera and video experience. The chipset supports 80MP cameras sensors at 24 frames per second and a range of multi-camera options such as 32+16MP dual cameras.
  • Powerful APU Camera & Video Support: The APU supports advanced AI-camera enhancements for autofocus, auto exposure, auto white balance, noise reduction, high-dynamic-range (HDR) and facial detection, along with the world's first multi-frame video HDR capability.
  • Stunning Graphics and Video: The chipset delivers stunning graphics with support for Full HD+ displays up to 120Hz and 2K+ up to 90Hz. Dimensity 1000 is the first mobile SoC to support Google AV1 format up to 4K resolution at 60fps, elevating the video streaming experience to new levels.
"Dimensity 1000 brings the latest connectivity, multimedia, AI, imaging and gaming innovations, all tuned for 5G performance to consumers so they can expect incredible experiences with Dimensity powered 5G devices," said Chen.

Dimensity 1000 is designed for global sub-6 GHz 5G networks that are launching in Asia, North America and Europe. For more information and specifications visit the MediaTek Dimensity 5G solutions page.
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12 Comments on MediaTek Announces Dimensity & Dimensity 1000 5G SoC

#1
theoneandonlymrk
Well this perfectly explains Intel's tie-up with MediaTek for 5G, I still think leading the charge might be a stretch.

Nice to see some more options for 5G, I'm torn though, I want the speed but not the price or infrastructure, it just brings George Orwell distopian futures closer, damn pro-con future, tut.
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notb
theoneandonlymrk
Nice to see some more options for 5G, I'm torn though, I want the speed but not the price or infrastructure, it just brings George Orwell distopian futures closer, damn pro-con future, tut.
Infrastructure is still cheaper than pulling fibre.

As for "connected everything"... We'll get used to it. And most will love it. ;-)
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R-T-B
notb
And most will love it. ;-)
That's how police states sustain themselves: by ensuring most are perfectly ok with the status quo.

Doesn't make it a "good" thing. But connectivity can come with privacy too, just a question of ig it will. And that hope is rapidly diminishing daily.
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#4
RoutedScripter
Zero consideration for 5G health concerns. Beware of wireless VR, like having 20 phones frying the brains up.
Scientists warn of potential serious health effects of 5G
We the undersigned, scientists and doctors, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.
Launched on September 13, 2017. By November 4, 2019 there are 261 signatories. Link
Appeal translated to: / DE / ES / FI / FR / IT / SV/ PL
[B]5G leads to massive increase of mandatory exposure to wireless radiation[/B]
5G technology is effective only over short distance. It is poorly transmitted through solid material. Many new antennas will be required and full-scale implementation will result in antennas every 10 to 12 houses in urban areas, thus massively increasing mandatory exposure.
With ”the ever more extensive use of wireless technologies,” nobody can avoid to be exposed. Because on top of the increased number of 5G-transmitters (even within housing, shops and in hospitals) according to estimates, ”10 to 20 billion connections” (to refrigerators, washing machines, surveillance cameras, self-driving cars and buses, etc.) will be parts of the Internet of Things. All these together can cause a substantial increase in the total, long term RF-EMF exposure to all EU citizens.
[B]Harmful effects of RF-EMF exposure are already proven[/B]
Over 230 scientists from more than 40 countries have expressed their “serious concerns” regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices already before the additional 5G roll-out. They refer to the fact that ”numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines”. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.
After the scientists’ appeal was written in 2015 additional research has convincingly confirmed serious health risks from RF-EMF fields from wireless technology. The world’s largest study (25 million US dollar) National Toxicology Program (NTP), shows statistically significant increase in the incidence of brain and heart cancer in animals exposed to EMF below the ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) guidelines followed by most countries. These results support results in human epidemiological studies on RF radiation and brain tumour risk. A large number of peer-reviewed scientific reports demonstrate harm to human health from EMFs.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2011 concluded that EMFs of frequencies 30 KHz – 300 GHz are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). However, new studies like the NTP study mentioned above and several epidemiological investigations including the latest studies on mobile phone use and brain cancer risks confirm that RF-EMF radiation is carcinogenic to humans.
The EUROPA EM-EMF Guideline 2016 states that ”there is strong evidence that long-term exposure to certain EMFs is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and male infertility…Common EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity) symptoms include headaches, concentration difficulties, sleep problems, depression, lack of energy, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms.”
An increasing part of the European population is affected by ill health symptoms that have for many years been linked to exposure to EMF and wireless radiation in the scientific literature. The International Scientific Declaration on EHS & multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Brussels 2015, declares that: “In view of our present scientific knowledge, we thereby stress all national and international bodies and institutions…to recognize EHS and MCS as true medical conditions which acting as sentinel diseases may create a major public health concern in years to come worldwide i.e. in all the countries implementing unrestricted use of electromagnetic field-based wireless technologies and marketed chemical substances… Inaction is a cost to society and is not an option anymore… we unanimously acknowledge this serious hazard to public health…that major primary prevention measures are adopted and prioritized, to face this worldwide pan-epidemic in perspective.”
[B]Precautions[/B]
The Precautionary Principle (UNESCO) was adopted by EU 2005: ”When human activities may lead to morally unacceptable harm that is scientifically plausible but uncertain, actions shall be taken to avoid or diminish that harm.
Resolution 1815 (Council of Europe, 2011): ”Take all reasonable measures to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields, especially to radio frequencies from mobile phones, and particularly the exposure to children and young people who seem to be most at risk from head tumours…Assembly strongly recommends that the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle is applied, covering both the so-called thermal effects and the athermic [non-thermal] or biological effects of electromagnetic emissions or radiation” and to ”improve risk-assessment standards and quality”.
The Nuremberg code (1949) applies to all experiments on humans, thus including the roll-out of 5G with new, higher RF-EMF exposure. All such experiments: ”should be based on previous knowledge (e.g., an expectation derived from animal experiments) that justifies the experiment. No experiment should be conducted, where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.” (Nuremberg code pts 3-5). Already published scientific studies show that there is ”a priori reason to believe” in real health hazards.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is warning for ”Radiation risk from everyday devices” in spite of the radiation being below the WHO/ICNIRP standards. EEA also concludes: ”There are many examples of the failure to use the precautionary principle in the past, which have resulted in serious and often irreversible damage to health and environments…harmful exposures can be widespread before there is both ‘convincing’ evidence of harm from long-term exposures, and biological understanding [mechanism] of how that harm is caused.”
[B]“Safety guidelines” protect industry — not health[/B]
The current ICNIRP ”safety guidelines” are obsolete. All proofs of harm mentioned above arise although the radiation is below the ICNIRP “safety guidelines”. Therefore new safety standards are necessary. The reason for the misleading guidelines is that “conflict of interest of ICNIRP members due to their relationships with telecommunications or electric companies undermine the impartiality that should govern the regulation of Public Exposure Standards for non-ionizing radiation…To evaluate cancer risks it is necessary to include scientists with competence in medicine, especially oncology.”
The current ICNIRP/WHO guidelines for EMF are based on the obsolete hypothesis that The critical effect of RF-EMF exposure relevant to human health and safety is heating of exposed tissue.” However, scientists have proven that many different kinds of illnesses and harms are caused without heating (”non-thermal effect”) at radiation levels well below ICNIRP guidelines.
[B]We urge EU:[/B]
1) To take all reasonable measures to halt the 5G RF-EMF expansion until independent scientists can assure that 5G and the total radiation levels caused by RF-EMF (5G together with 2G, 3G, 4G, and WiFi) will not be harmful for EU-citizens, especially infants, children and pregnant women, as well as the environment.
2) To recommend that all EU countries, especially their radiation safety agencies, follow Resolution 1815 and inform citizens, including, teachers and physicians, about health risks from RF-EMF radiation, how and why to avoid wireless communication, particularly in/near e.g., daycare centers, schools, homes, workplaces, hospitals and elderly care.
3) To appoint immediately, without industry influence, an EU task force of independent, truly impartial EMF-and-health scientists with no conflicts of interest[1] to re-evaluate the health risks and:
  1. a) To decide about new, safe “maximum total exposure standards” for all wireless communication within EU.
  2. b) To study the total and cumulative exposure affecting EU-citizens.
  3. c) To create rules that will be prescribed/enforced within the EU about how to avoid exposure exceeding new EU ”maximum total exposure standards” concerning all kinds of EMFs in order to protect citizens, especially infants, children and pregnant women.
4) To prevent the wireless/telecom industry through its lobbying organizations from persuading EU-officials to make decisions about further propagation of RF radiation including 5G in Europe.
5) To favor and implement wired digital telecommunication instead of wireless.
We expect an answer from you no later than October 31, 2017 to the two first mentioned signatories about what measures you will take to protect the EU-inhabitants against RF-EMF and especially 5G radiation. This appeal and your response will be publicly available.

Respectfully submitted,
Rainer Nyberg
, EdD, Professor Emeritus (Åbo Akademi), Vasa, Finland (NRNyberg@abo.fi)
Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD, Professor (assoc) Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden (lennart.hardell@regionorebrolan.se)
[1] Avoid similar mistakes as when the Commission (2008/721/EC) appointed industry supportive members for SCENIHR, who submitted to EU a misleading SCENIHR report on health risks, giving telecom industry a clean bill to irradiate EU-citizens. The report is now quoted by radiation safety agencies in EU.
Everything except important and emergency communication is a convenience, forcefully irradiating everyone else just because some people feel the need to stream 4K movies to their phone everwhere they go, is not fair.
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Ferrum Master
RoutedScripter
Zero consideration for 5G health concerns.
Get real. During the cold war our arses were radar boiled in powers more like you can imagine. And yet we are alive.

If an attempt to troll, okay fine, got my tin foil hat
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notb
RoutedScripter
Zero consideration for 5G health concerns. Beware of wireless VR, like having 20 phones frying the brains up.
Reality check:
In dense communities you're surrounded by thousands of phones. When you're in an office and 100 other people have mobile phones, they already "fry your brain" more than 20 phones glued to your face.

Phones are responsible for just a tiny fraction of EM field intensity. IoT will be even less severe. We're talking about small, mostly battery-powered devices.

We've been hearing about mobile devices "frying brains" pretty much since GSM became mainstream.
Still, it sounds a bit better than steam engine being the work of a devil.
Or that wind farms cause deformities and miscarriages: https://wcfn.org/2014/03/31/windfarms-vertebrates-and-reproduction/
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RoutedScripter
notb
In dense communities you're surrounded by thousands of phones. When you're in an office and 100 other people have mobile phones, they already "fry your brain" more than 20 phones glued to your face.
Yes, that's why brain tumors are exploding, so what's your point? Wireless VR will take things to the next level, beaming 8K 120FPS video feed into your skull, just stop a bit and think about what kind of bandwidth is needed for that, plus extra to cover all the error-correction and protocol overhead.


Ferrum Master
Get real. During the cold war our arses were radar boiled in powers more like you can imagine.
notb
Phones are responsible for just a tiny fraction of EM field intensity. IoT will be even less severe. We're talking about small, mostly battery-powered devices.
Maybe you forgot 5G Cells from all the cars, smart meters, it accumulates so even if the power is smaller, the frequencies are more dangerous than plain FM/AM radio frequencies, and the fact it is very near the body, it may not matter whether the power is smaller compared to something that was more powerful but further away.

Frequency equally matters, if not more. Low power chronic exposure(WiFi - 24/7) is supposably more dangerous than high-power temporary exposure, because low power bypasses natural defenses that were designed for radiation spikes from various phenomena such as lightning strikes which produce very short but massive bursts.




Those radar sites weren't beaming people's homes, they were aimed at the sky to detect missiles, ICBMs and airplanes.
Over the horizon radar, which bounces off the ionosphere may reach the ground, but is very far away, it's hard to gauge the effects of that though.
5G beamforming will use phased array antennas and will focus the radiation to the phone, and phones usually with a person, so you're basically attracting even more radiation to you.
It doesn't turn off when you go to sleep, nothing does, unless you do it on purpose, for WiFi from router and phone it's possible, but what about your neightbours.
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#8
R0H1T
I guess no one noticed that this is the first (mass market) chip using dedicated hardware for AV1 decode.
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notb
R0H1T
I guess no one noticed that this is the first (mass market) chip using dedicated hardware for AV1 decode.
It's the first mobile SoC, but not the first "mass market chip". There are already a few SoCs designed for TV/streaming boxes.
RoutedScripter
Yes, that's why brain tumors are exploding, so what's your point?
Brain tumors are not exploding. But you're welcome to show some data that supports your thesis.
Maybe you forgot 5G Cells from all the cars, smart meters, it accumulates so even if the power is smaller, the frequencies are more dangerous than plain FM/AM radio frequencies, and the fact it is very near the body, it may not matter whether the power is smaller compared to something that was more powerful but further away.
No. I didn't forget about wireless modules in everything else around us. It's still negligible.

I will not comment on anything else you've written. It's a bit flat-Earth-ish and it's not the right place nor am I interested in such discussion.

The obvious and true observation is that technology makes life easier, safer and - most importantly - longer. And because it's longer, more of us die from random health problems - cancer being the most obvious example (but also car crashes).

Even if (and I repeat: EVEN IF) communication-related radiation has any plausible impact on cancer frequency, it's almost impossible that it has a negative impact on health or life expectancy.
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R-T-B
RoutedScripter
Zero consideration for 5G health concerns. Beware of wireless VR, like having 20 phones frying the brains up.



Everything except important and emergency communication is a convenience, forcefully irradiating everyone else just because some people feel the need to stream 4K movies to their phone everwhere they go, is not fair.
Jesus christ, what did I just read? They have a major misunderstanding of even the multiple bands being used (only one is short range out of like, 12)... how do those people call themselves scientists?

Where on earth did you find that?

There are legit concerns with 5G rollout and none of them involve frying people's brains, please don't dillute the legit complaints with that BS.
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#11
rvalencia
RoutedScripter
Zero consideration for 5G health concerns. Beware of wireless VR, like having 20 phones frying the brains up.

Everything except important and emergency communication is a convenience, forcefully irradiating everyone else just because some people feel the need to stream 4K movies to their phone everwhere they go, is not fair.
Install cheap aluminum foil into your home's walls.
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remixedcat
RoutedScripter
Zero consideration for 5G health concerns. Beware of wireless VR, like having 20 phones frying the brains up.



Everything except important and emergency communication is a convenience, forcefully irradiating everyone else just because some people feel the need to stream 4K movies to their phone everwhere they go, is not fair.
Tons of propaganda against 5G that makes me facepalm hard. China couldn't get thier claws into it. They are butthurt bigly about it. They also control a lot of the MSM so there's that. The Alex Jonses of the world are anti-tech luddites as well and they think everything is gonna fry us. 5G won't hurt unless it's so overhyped and terrible perfoming people throw thier phones in frustration and injure someone. Ha ha.
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