Ambiq introduces neuralSPOT, an open-source AI developer-focused SDK designed for Ambiq’s latest Apollo4 Plus system-on-chip (SoC) family. While leveraging Ambiq’s proprietary SPOT platform, neuralSPOT unlocks a game-changing, multi-fold improvement in energy efficiency for our end customers’ electronic products. The SDK encompasses essential software and tools for developers to advance AI features for their applications. Designed […]
Low-power SoCs target IoT graphics, voice apps
Ambiq introduces an expanded Apollo4 SoC portfolio, including the latest Apollo4 Plus and Apollo4 Blue Plus with Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity with enhanced graphics display capabilities and more robust security features to better protect power-constrained IoT endpoint devices without compromising power efficiency. The wearables market, including smartwatches, smart bands, and smart glasses, together will generate […]
SoC/RAM combo targets IoT hi-rez display apps
Winbond Electronics Corporation announced a collaboration to combine HyperRAM and Apollo4 to deliver ultra-low-power system solutions for IoT endpoints and wearables. Several customers are in design with Ambiq’s Apollo4 SoC and Winbond 256Mbx8 HyperRAM Hybrid Sleep Mode (HSM), with volume production expected in 2022. HSM power consumption is about 50% if comparing to normal standby […]
Low-powered ARM-based SoC MCUs target battery operated apps
Ambiq is introducing the new Ambiq Apollo4 SoC family. The Apollo4 SoC family is the fourth generation system processor solution built upon Ambiq’s proprietary Subthreshold Power-Optimized Technology (SPOT) platform. The Apollo4’s complete hardware and software solution enables the battery-powered endpoint devices of tomorrow to achieve a higher level of intelligence without sacrificing battery life. The […]
Wireless SoC carries integrated BLE5 for IoT, hearable, wearable & voice-activated edge devices
Ambiq Micro released the Apollo3 Blue Wireless SoC with integrated Bluetooth low energy (BLE5), updated peripherals, additional memory, an advanced DMA engine & TurboSPOT. This new product extends the capabilities of Ambiq Micro’s Apollo Blue family and is available now for battery and energy harvesting powered IoT, hearable, wearable & voice-activated edge devices. The Apollo3 Blue’s TurboSPOTTM brings groundbreaking levels […]
Can you operate circuits at sub-threshold voltages?
Yes, you can operate circuits below the 0.9 volts where some transistors can run. The result is mind-blowingly low power consumption, as in a full-featured Real Time Clock (RTC) with a supply current below 14 nA (that’s nanoamps). First, some background on how transistors work Transistors operate much like an electronic switch. Apply voltage above […]
Low-power MCUs include integrated BLE features
Ambiq Micro announced the release of its Apollo Blue microcontroller family. This new product line integrates Bluetooth 5 low energy radio connectivity with Ambiq Micro’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) architecture. Apollo Blue microcontrollers integrate an energy-efficient Bluetooth 5 low energy radio combined with improved communication features to enable always-connected, ultra-low power designs. The Apollo Blue family of products […]
Ultra-low power Heart-Rate-Monitoring electronics for wearable products
Ambiq Micro and PixArt Imaging Inc. has announced that the two companies have partnered to develop an ultra-low power Heart-Rate-Monitoring (HRM) solution for deployment in next-generation wearable products….
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