MediaTek had nine patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. MediaTek Inc has filed patents for a method to synchronize audio and video between devices, utilizing controllers to determine delays and communication quality, generating time map information for synchronization. Another patent involves playing streaming media segments by identifying segment URI, locating segment in Media Presentation Description, and calculating time information based on MPD timeline. GlobalData’s report on MediaTek gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

MediaTek grant share with digitalization as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Video device, wireless audio device and method for performing audio and video synchronization between video device and wireless audio device (Patent ID: US20240040065A1)

The patent filed by MediaTek Inc. describes a method for achieving audio and video synchronization between a video device and a wireless audio device. The method involves determining video and audio delays in the respective processing paths of the devices, assessing the wireless communication delay based on the quality of communication, generating time map information incorporating these delays, and transmitting this information from the video device to the wireless audio device for synchronization. The system ensures that audio and video data are played/displayed simultaneously on both devices.

The claims detail the specific components and processes involved in achieving this synchronization, including the role of controllers in determining delays, the use of Wi-Fi circuits for synchronization, and the generation of time map information based on system clocks. The method also addresses the impact of delays introduced by processing circuits and the importance of communication quality in determining wireless communication delays. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive approach to ensuring seamless audio and video synchronization between devices, enhancing the user experience in multimedia consumption.

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