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Ambiq, the leader in low-power System-on-Chip (SoC) design, has once again raised the bar with the Apollo4 Blue SoC. With the lowest dynamic and sleep mode power on the market, the Apollo4 Blue SoC allows designers of next-generation wearables and smart devices to take their innovative products to the next level.

Apollo3 Blue Plus EVB Drawing
Apollo3 Blue Plus EVB

Block Diagram for the Ultra-Low Power Apollo4 Blue SoC

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The Apollo4 Blue SoC family is the 4th 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.

With up to 2MB of MRAM and 1.8MB of SRAM, the Apollo4 Blue has more than enough compute and storage to handle complex algorithms and neural networks while displaying vibrant, crystal-clear, and smooth graphics. If additional memory is required, an external memory is supported through Ambiq’s multi-bit SPI and eMMC interfaces.
The Apollo4 Blue is purpose-built to serve as both an application processor and a coprocessor for battery-powered endpoint devices, including smartwatches, children’s watches, fitness bands, animal trackers, far-field voice remotes, predictive health and maintenance, and the smart home.

Purpose-built SoC

Innovate for a wide range of endpoint IoT devices with powerful processing capability using an Arm Cortex-M4F core and TurboSPOT high frequency operation. With ample memory, this platform is engineered to drive battery-powered graphics, audio solutions, and more.

Extreme Low Power Modes

Push the longevity of battery-operated devices with unprecedented power efficiency. Make the most of your power budget with our flexible, low-power sleep and deep sleep modes with selectable levels of RAM/cache retention.

Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1

Go wireless with Apollo4 Blue. Implement reliable, faster Bluetooth connectivity using our robust, power optimized BLE 5.1 radio. Easily track always-on devices with Bluetooth’s direction-finding Angle of Arrival (AOA) and Angle of Departure (AOD) features.

Superior Graphics and Display

Use our highly energy efficient 2/2.5D graphics accelerator to implement high quality graphics. A MIPI DSI high-speed interface coupled with support for 32-bit color and 500x500 pixel resolution enables developers to create compelling Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for battery-operated IoT devices.

Always-on Audio

Experience truly always-on voice processing with an ultra-low power analog microphone and optimized noise cancelling algorithms for clear voice. Achieve multi-channel processing and high-fidelity digital audio with enhanced digital filtering and low power audio interfaces.

More Options with Low Power Peripherals

Connect to more devices with our wide selection of low power communication ports, including USB. Use SDIO/eMMC for additional storage to help meet your application memory requirements.

Safe and Secure

Design with confidence using Ambiq's robust SecureSPOT technology to ensure a complete end-to-end secure environment for your application. Our solution provides a wide range of security features such as Secure Boot, secure over-the-air (OTA) and wired updates, secure key storage in OTP memory, secure debug and more. In addition, hardware cryptographic accelerators support a True Random Number Generator (TRNG) and an array of encryption algorithms.

Get to Market Faster

Develop with AmbiqSuite SDK using your preferred tool chain. We offer support documents and reference code that can be repurposed to accelerate your development time. In addition, our outstanding technical support team is ready to help bring your design to production.

Specifications

Ultra-Low Supply Current

4 μA/MHz executing from MRAM (with cache)

Low-power sleep and deep sleep modes with selectable levels of RAM/cache retention

High-Performance Arm Cortex-M4 Processor with FPU

Up to 192 MHz clock frequency

Floating Point Unit (FPU)

Memory Protection Unit (MPU)

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Security Features

Security boot

Secure OTA and wired updates

Secure debug

Secure key storage

Hardware crypto accelerators

TRNG

Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1

2 Mbps, extended advertising packets

Angle of Arrival (AOA) and Angle of Departure (AOD)

Tx: Up to +6 dBm output power

Rx Sensitivity: -97 dBm at 1 Mbps, -94 dBm at 2 Mbps

Ultra-Low Power Memory

Up to 2MB of non-volatile MRAM for code/data

Up to 1.8MB of low power SRAM for code/data

Ultra-Low Power Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)

12-bit ADC, 11 selectable input channels

Up to 2.8 MS/s sampling rate

Built in temperature sensor with ±3°C accuracy

Ultra-Low Power Flexible Serial Peripherals

2x 2/4/8-bit SPI master interfaces

7x I2C/SPI masters for peripheral communication

1x SPI slave for host communications

4x UART modules with flow control

1x USB 2.0 HS/FS device controller

1x SDIO (SD3.0)/1x eMMC (v4.51)

Display

MIPI DSI 1.2 up to 500 Mbps

Up to 500 x 500 resolution

4 layers with alpha blending

Frame Buffer Decompression

Graphics

2D/2.5D graphics accelerator

Full Alpha Blending

Texture and Frame Buffer Compression

Audio Processing

1x stereo Low Power Analog microphones

4x stereo Digital microphones

2x full-duplex I2S ports with ASRC

Rich Set of Clock Sources

32 MHz-32 kHz Crystals (XTAL) oscillators

1 kHz Low Frequency RC (LFRC) oscillator

2x High Frequency RC (HFRC) oscillator

Power Management

Operating range: 1.71-2.2 V, -20°C to 60°C

SIMO buck

Multiple I/O voltages supported

Applications

Smart watches/bands

Wireless sensors and IoT

Activity and fitness monitors

Children's watches

Animal trackers

Motion and tracking devices

Alarms and security system

Far-field voice remotes

Consumer medical devices

Predictive maintenance

Smart home

Package Options

4.7 mm x 4.7 mm, 131-pin SIP BGA

Ordering Information

AMA4B2KK-KBR-B2

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