Ambiq enables intelligence on endpoints

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Ambiq, a developer of ultra-low power platforms and solutions, such as microcontrollers (MCU), System-on-Chips (SoC), and Real-time Clocks (RTC), has expanded its Apollo4 SoC portfolio.

The new Apollo4 Plus and Apollo4 Blue Plus with Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity come with enhanced graphics display capabilities and more robust security features to protect power constrained IoT endpoint devices, but without compromising on power efficiency.

The Apollo4 Plus is the 4th generation system processor solution built upon Ambiq's proprietary Subthreshold Power-Optimized Technology (SPOT) platform, supporting new features while reducing the devices' overall system power consumption to extend battery life.

Embedded with MRAM, SRAM, ultra-low power processors, solid software stacks, and up to 192 MHz operating frequency with TurboSPOT, this SoC can support more AI-capable operations, including data ingestion, pre-processing, inference, and actuation.

Equipped with an ultra-low power, end-to-end audio subsystem, the Apollo4 is designed to run compute complex algorithms required for precise voice recognition and higher fidelity voice capability needed for voice calls.

A powerful, integrated GPU and display controller, coupled with fast and efficient memory access, offer manufacturers the ability to differentiate their products with bigger and richer display user interfaces with vivid colours, high-resolution and smooth graphics.

Ambiq's Secure by Design features will allow OEMs to secure their products from the ground up when implementing SecureSPOT with tools to implement end-to-end security from the start.

"The future of IoT is in the intelligence of things that stay on and connected 24/7," said Dan Cermak, VP of Architecture and Product Planning at Ambiq. "The latest product and feature additions to our Apollo4 SoC family demonstrate that battery-operated devices no longer have to compromise performance for power constraints."

The Apollo4 Plus is now in mass production and is targeting smartwatches and smart bands, consumer medical devices, motion and tracking units, and the smart home.