MediaTek takes Chromebook performance to the next level with the new Kompanio chipset

MediaTek takes Chromebook performance to the next level with the new Kompanio chipset

The Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528 chipsets provide fast and reliable computing experiences.

Sonoma, California.November 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/– Media Tech Today announced the new Kompanio chipset for Chromebooks: the Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528. With improved computing performance and battery life for entry-level Chromebooks, the latest Kompanio chipset delivers a seamless experience so consumers can browse Google Play apps, cloud play, stream, and use Google Play apps with Enjoy all-day battery life.

MediaTek Companio 528 chipset

“Enhanced energy efficiency, fast performance, and reliable connectivity are at the heart of a great user experience, and that’s exactly what MediaTek’s new Kompanio chipset delivers,” Adam King, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Computing Business Unit at MediaTek. “As the premiere provider of arm-based Chromebooks, MediaTek provides the latest in AI, connectivity, display and imaging features that are accessible at every price point.”

The Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528 integrate two premium Arm Cortex-A76 CPU cores inside an octa-core CPU, plus an upgraded dual-core graphics engine, to deliver smooth and responsive performance. Arm Cortex-A76 cores operate at up to 2GHz in the Kompanio 520 and up to 2.2GHz in the Kompanio 528, while also improving battery life so users can transition longer between charges. The powerful Octa-core CPU along with highly efficient memory and storage options provide improved data transfer performance, so multitasking is a breeze and users can start up in seconds. Each cluster integrates a dual-core AI processing unit (APU) to deliver AI-accelerated improvements to apps, along with AI camera features. Additionally, brands can combine MediaTek’s Filogic Wi-Fi 6 solutions with Kompanio chips for fast, reliable connectivity when users are streaming and cloud gaming.

With a number of next-generation imaging processor upgrades, the new Kompanio chipset allows device makers to build Chromebooks with large 32-megapixel cameras to capture highly detailed photos. Powered by the MediaTek Hardware Imaging Engine, this chipset works behind the scenes to automatically improve photography and videos, even in low-light conditions. The upgraded multimedia engine includes VP9 decoding and H.265 encoding for two times faster performance and a dedicated HiFi-5 DSP for ultra-low-power audio microphone processing. The chipset also supports HD video recording at 60 frames per second for smooth video conferencing.

The Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528 both support a Full HD+ display and enable users to add an external Full HD display, providing more than twice the resolution of the previous generation chipsets. Users can take advantage of the dual screens to get more done at work, connect to a smart TV to play movies or even use a projector in education settings.

Other key features of the Kompanio 520 and 528 chipsets include:

  • an arm Financial G52 MC2 2EE
  • LPDDR4x memory with a maximum frequency of 3733MHz
  • eMMC 5.1 storage with hardware command queue
  • Hi-Fi 5 DSP
  • Support 2560×1200 display at 60Hz and 1920×1080 external display at 60Hz
  • 1920 x 1080 60fps video encoding

Chromebooks powered by the Kompanio 520 and Kompanio 528 chipsets will be on the market by the first half of 2023. To learn more about MediaTek’s Kompanio portfolio, please visit: https://www.mediatek.com/products/chromebook-tablets/chromebook

About MediaTek

MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE: 2454) is a global semiconductor company that enables approximately 2 billion connected devices annually. We are a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products. Our dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving force in several key technology areas, including energy-efficient mobile technologies, automotive solutions and a wide range of advanced multimedia products such as smartphones, tablets, digital TVs, 5G networks, and voice assistant devices ( VAD) and wearable devices. MediaTek empowers and inspires people to expand their horizons and achieve their goals through smart technology, more easily and efficiently than ever before. We work with the brands you love to make great technology accessible to everyone, and they drive everything we do. Visit www.mediatek.com for more information.

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