Advanced AI on a Chip

The first member of the Apollo5 family, the Apollo510, provides unrivaled energy efficiency at 300x more inference throughput per joule, built to handle advanced artificial intelligence such as speech, vision, health, and industrial AI models.

Endless Endpoint Capabilities


Outstanding Graphics

A 2.5D GPU with vector graphics acceleration for vibrant, crystal-clear, and smooth graphics, a 3.5x overall performance enhancement over the Apollo4 Plus family


Leading Energy-Efficiency

A complete overhaul in hardware and software to include the Arm-Cortex M55 CPU with Helium to achieve processing speeds up to 250MHz.


Built for Next-Gen AI

Capable of performing a vast majority of AI, all WITHOUT the need for an NPU, including low-power sensor monitoring, always on voice commands, teleco-quality audio enhancements and more.


Robust Security

Built on Ambiq's secureSPOT platform and Arm's TrustZone technology with a physical unclonable function (PUF), tamper-resistant OTP, and secure peripherals — establishing a trusted execution environment (TEE).

Block Diagram for the Ultra-Low Power Apollo510 MCU


High-Performance Arm Cortex-M55 Processor with FPU

  • Integrated 64 kB Instruction Cache and 64 kB Data Cache
  • Integrated 256 kB Instruction Tightly Coupled Memory (ITCM) and 512 kB Data TCM (DTCM)
  • Up to 250 MHz clock frequency
  • Integer, half-precision and single-precision floating-point Mprofile Vector Extensions (MVE) supported
  • Memory Protection Unit (MPU)

Security Features

  • Arm Trust Zone®
  • Secure Boot
  • Secure over-the-air (OTA) updates
  • Secure wired updates
  • Key Revocation

Ultra-low Power Memory

  • Up to 4MB of non-volatile memory for code/data
  • Up to 3.75MB of TCM and system RAM for code/data

Ultra-Low Power Interface for On- and Off-Chip Sensors

  • 12-bit ADC, 11 selectable input channels
  • Up to 1.7 MS/s sampling rate
  • Temperature sensor with ±3°C accuracy

Ultra-low Power Flexible Serial Peripherals

  • 2x 2/4/8-bit SPI master interfaces
  • 2x 2/4/8/16-bit SPI master interface
  • 8x I2C/SPI masters for peripheral communication
  • I2C/SPI slave for host communications
  • 4x UART modules with FIFOs and flow control
  • 1x USB 2.0 HS/FS device controller
  • 2x SDIO (SD3.0) / eMMC (v4.51)


  • Memory in Pixel (MiP) display interface with fast-forward
  • LCD controller
  • MIPI DSI 1.2 with 2 data lanes up to 1.5 Gbps (768 Mbps per lane)
  • Up to 640x480 resolution at 60 fps
  • 4 layers with alpha blending
  • Frame Buffer Decompression

Audio Processing

  • 1x LP Always-on Audio ADC
  • 2x PDM DMIC interface
  • 2x full-duplex multichannel I2S ports, 1 with ASRC


  • 96 MHz / 250 MHz operating modes
  • 2.5D-like graphics accelerator with Vector Graphics (VG)
  • Anti-aliasing hardware acceleration
  • Rasterizer / full alpha blending / texture mapping
  • Texture / frame buffer compression (TSC4, 6, 6A and 12)
  • Dithering and radial/conical fill support

Rich Set of Clock Sources

  • PLL for precise clocking applications
  • 16-52 MHz and 32.768 kHz Crystal (XTAL) oscillators
  • 1 kHz Low Frequency RC (LFRC) oscillator
  • 2x High Frequency RC (HFRC) oscillator

Power Management

  • Operating range: 1.71-2.2 V
  • SIMO buck
  • Multiple I/O voltages supported


  • 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

  • Several BGA packages with 48-190 GPIO

Ordering Information
(-20 to +70C)

  • AP510NFA-CCR (CSP, No connectivity built in)
  • AP510NFA-CBR (BGA, No connectivity built in)

Ordering Information
(-40 to +85C)

  • AP510NFA-ICR (CSP, No connectivity built in)
  • AP510NFA-IBR (BGA, No connectivity built in)

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