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TMCNet:  ASUS selects MediaTek's SoC for new ASUS RT-N14U N300 wireless router

[November 16, 2012]

ASUS selects MediaTek's SoC for new ASUS RT-N14U N300 wireless router

Nov 16, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- ASUS, a computer hardware and electronics company, has selected MediaTek Inc.'s MT7620 Wi-Fi System-on-a-Chip, or SoC, for the new ASUS RT-N14U N300 wireless router.

The MT7620 is the latest addition to MediaTek's family of integrated, single-chip Wi-Fi SoC products, currently being deployed by wireless router and repeater makers. It incorporates advanced signaling technologies, giving device manufacturers tools to develop energy-saving wireless routers, with particular benefit when connected to battery-powered devices such as smartphones, notebooks, and tablets, MediaTek said.

"Today's wireless routers must work with devices like smartphones and tablets with highly efficient operation for extended battery life and a better user experience," said Tenlong Deng, Associate vice president of the Wireless Device Business Unit at ASUS. "We are happy to expand our partnership with MediaTek in supplying a sector-leading wireless router to the growing and dynamic connected consumer electronics market." "By partnering with ASUS, a performance leader in wireless router products, we continue to expand our wireless connectivity reach and bring innovation to the consumer market," said SR Tsai, General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity and Networking Business Unit at MediaTek. "Wi-Fi is being embedded in an increasingly diverse array of mobile and consumer electronics devices, so performance, power consumption, reliability, and ease of integration become even more critical for our customers. MediaTek's continued focus on technology innovation enables our customers with unique competitive advantages." According to MediaTek, the MT7620 leverages the strengths of MediaTek's hardware network address translation (HNAT) acceleration engine that is currently embedded in ASUS wireless routers such as the RT-N56U and RT-N65U, delivering 2Gbps IPv6 routing capabilities for advanced cloud applications. It also comes with a USB 2.0 interface for 3G/4G broadband connectivity, wireless storage, web cameras, wireless speakers, and connectivity with entertainment devices such as media players, game consoles, and smart TVs. The MT7620 is also available in a wireless repeater design, and has been selected by ASUS to power its RP-N53 N600 Wireless range extender.

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