MCU and SoC 01

Built on Ambiq’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) platform, Apollo family of microprocessors (MCUs) and System-on-Chip (SoCs) provide the most power-efficient processing solutions in the market. Optimized in both active and sleep modes, the Apollo processors are designed to deliver an ultra-long lifetime and higher performance for Wi-Fi-connected, battery-powered wearables, hearables, remote controls, Bluetooth speakers, and portable and mobile IoT devices.

Glossary

Features 02

Computational Horsepower
Arm Cortex-M4F core offers the computational horsepower required in an internet of things (IoT) world.
Power Efficiency
As low as 6uA/MHz power efficiency to meet the most battery constrained processing needs.
Reduced Sleep Current
Integrates a power switch with ~1 Ω impedance to cut-off ground current on the host MCU and reduce sleep current to < 1 nA.
Optimized Power Modes
Optimize both active and sleep mode power.
Power-Optimized Sensor
Intelligent peripheral management for power-optimized sensor processing.
Multiple Package Options
Offered in BGA and WLCSP package options.
Sensor Application Processor
Serves as an application processor for one or more sensors (some have a fully integrated BLE5 radio).

Internet of Things

The Apollo processors, integrated with analog, digital, radio frequency circuitry, multiple interfaces, and other functionalities onto one tiny package, allow manufacturers the capability of running sensing, data storage, analysis, inference, security, and communications all within an ultra-low power budget. Close to 100 millions hearables, wearables, medical monitors, IoT devices, and wireless remote sensors are benefiting from the Apollo family by gaining the flexibility to dramatically increase battery life, adding more complex intelligent processing, all the while using less or smaller batteries, or unique power supplies, to provide the ultimate customer experiences.

Highlighted Products 03

Apollo3 Blue Plus

With an integrated Arm Cortex-M4 processor with Floating Point Unit (FPU) and Ambiq TurboSPOT, Apollo3 Blue Plus propels the computational capabilities to 96 MHz while lowering the active power consumption to < 6 µA/MHz.

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Greater Performance

Delivers both greater performance and much lower power than 8-bit, 16-bit, and other comparable 32-bit cores.

Optimized PWM

Supports highly optimized PWM pattern generation for complex, efficient stepper motor operations.

Software Tool Suite

Supported by a complete suite of standard software tools to shorten development time for go to market.

Apollo2 Thin

With unprecedented levels of energy efficiency, the Apollo2 Thin can deliver always-on keyword detection and voice assistant integration, local voice control, complex sensor processing, gesture recognition, and activity monitoring applications within the smallest power budget in the smallest form factor.

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Ultra Thin with Backside Coating

As thin as 300 µm and perfect for contactless biometric cards, including payment, authentication, access, and more.

Multiple Serial Protocol Support

Multiple I2C, SPI, or I2S protocols over the serial slave port for host processor communication.

ADC with Analog and Digital Outputs

Capable of measuring both analog and digital sensor outputs via its integrated ultra-low power 14-bit ADC.

MCU and SoC Products Overview 04

Apollo

Apollo2

Apollo4

Apollo2 Blue

Apollo3 Blue

Apollo3 Blue Plus

Apollo4 Blue

MCU Frequency

24 MHz

48 MHz

96 MHz
192 MHz TurboSPOT

48 MHz

48 MHz
96 MHz TurboSPOT

48 MHz
96 MHz TurboSPOT

96 MHz
192 MHz TurboSPOT

MCU

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F, DMA

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F Dedicated BLE Core

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F, DMA, Arm Cortex-M0 for BLE

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F, DMA Arm Cortex-M0 for BLE

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F,
DMA, Arm Cortex-M0 for BLE

MCU Power Efficiency

34 µA/MHz

10 µA/MHz
< 3 µA Deep Sleep Mode

< 3 μA/MHz

10 µA/MHz
< 3 µA Deep Sleep Mode

< 6 μA/MHz
< 1 μA Deep Sleep Mode

< 6 μA/MHz
< 1 μA Deep Sleep Mode

< 3 μA/MHz

NVM

512KB Flash

1MB Flash

2MB MRAM

1MB Flash

1MB Flash

2MB Flash

2MB MRAM

SRAM

64KB

256KB

1.8MB

256KB

384KB

768KB

1.8MB

Voltage

2.2-3.8 V

1.755-3.63 V

1.71-2.2 V

1.755-3.63 V

1.755-3.63 V

1.755-3.63 V

1.71-2.2 V

ADC

10-bit, 13-channel,
up to 800 kSps Sampling Rate ADC

14-bit, 15-channel,
up to 2.67 MS/s Sampling Rate ADC

12-bit, 11-channel, up to 2.8 MS/s Sampling Rate ADC

14-bit, 15-channel,
up to 2.67 MS/s Sampling Rate ADC

14-bit, 15-channel,
up to 2.67 MS/s Sampling Rate ADC

14-bit, 15-channel,
up to 2.67 MS/s Sampling Rate ADC

12-bit, 11-channel,
up to 2.8 MS/s Sampling Rate ADC

UART

1

2

4

2

2

2

4

I/O

I2C/SPI master (2x)
I2C/SPI slave

I2C/SPI master (6x)
I2C/SPI slave

I2C/SPI master (8x)
I2C/SPI slave
USB FS/HS
SDIO v3.0/1x eMMC

I2C/SPI master (4x)
I2C/SPI slave

I2C/SPI master (6x)
I2C/SPI slave

I2C/SPI master (6x)
I2C/SPI slave

I2C/SPI master (7x)
I2C/SPI slave
USB FS/HS
SDIO v3.0/1x eMMC

MSPI

-

-

Dual/Quad/Octal-SPI Master (3x)
96 MHz SDR
48 MHz DDR

-

Dual/Quad/Octal-SPI Master 48 MHz SDR ISO7816 Master

Dual/Quad/Octal-SPI Master (3x) 48 MHz SDR ISO7816 Master

Dual/Quad/Octal-SPI Master (3x)
96 MHz SDR
48 MHz DDR

I2S

-

I2S slave for PDM
Audio Pass-through

I2S master/slave (2x) full-duplex with ASRC

I2S slave for PDM
Audio Pass-through

I2S slave for PDM
Audio Pass-through

I2S slave for PDM
Audio Pass-through

I2S master/slave (2x) full-duplex with ASRC

Audio

-

Dual Interface PDM for Mono and Stereo Audio Microphones

4x Stereo Digital Microphones 2x LP Analog Microphone with PGA

Dual Interface PDM for Mono and Stereo Audio Microphones

Dual Interface PDM for Mono and Stereo Audio Microphones

Dual Interface PDM for Mono and Stereo Audio Microphones

4x Stereo Digital Microphones 2x LP Analog Microphone with PGA

Display

-

-

SPI 3-wire/4-wire Dual/QuadSPI MIPI DSI x2 4-layer Display Controller

-

SPI 3-wire/4-wire

SPI 3-wire/4-wire Dual/QuadSPI

SPI 3-wire/4-wire Dual/QuadSPI MIPI DSI x2 4-layer Display Controller

Graphics

-

-

2D/2.5D GPU

-

-

-

2D/2.5D GPU

Security

-

-

SecureSPOT 2.0

AES 128-bit Encryption

SecureSPOT

SecureSPOT

SecureSPOT 2.0

Connectivity

-

-

-

BLE 5

BLE 5

BLE 5

BLE 5

RF Sensitivity

-

-

-

-95 dBm

-94 dBm

-94 dBm

-97 dBm

Rx Current

-

-

-

3.5 mA

3 mA

3 mA

3 mA

Tx Current

-

-

-

5 mA @ 0 dBm

3 mA @ 0 dBm

3 mA @ 0 dBm

3 mA @ 0 dBm

Tx Output Power

-

-

-20 dBm to +6.8 dBm

-40 dBm to +5 dBm

-20 dBm to +4 dBm

-20 dBm to +4 dBm

-20 dBm to +6.8 dBm

Packages

  • 4.5 mm x 4.5 mm, 64-pin BGA with 50 GPIO
  • 2.49 mm x 2.90 mm, 41-pin WLCSP with 27 GPIO

  • 4.5 mm x 4.5 mm, 64-pin BGA with 50 GPIO
  • 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm, 49-pin WLCSP with 34 GPIO
  • 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm, 49-pin WLCSP with 300um with backside coating (Thin)

  • 5 mm x 5 mm, 146-pin BGA with 105 GPIO
  • 3.9 mm x 3.9 mm, 121-pin WLCSP with 82 GPIO

  • 4 mm x 4 mm x 0.9mm, 64-pin LGA with up to 31 GPIO

  • 4.5 mm x 4.5 mm, 81-pin BGA with 50 GPIO
  • 3.25 mm x 3.37 mm, 66-pin WLCSP with 37 GPIO
  • 3.25 mm x 3.37 mm, 66-pin WLCSP 300um with backside coating (Thin)

  • 5.3 mm x 5.3 mm x 0.8 mm, 108-pin BGA with 74 GPIO

  • 4.7 mm x 4.7 mm, 131-pin SiP BGA with 81 GPIO

Ordering Information

  • APOLLO512-KBR (BGA)
  • APOLLO512-KCR (WLCSP)
  • AMAP1EVB (EVB)

  • AMAPH1KK-KBR (BGA)
  • AMAPH1KK-KCR (WLCSP)
  • AMAPH1KK-KCR-TB (Thin)
  • AMAPHEVB (EVB)

  • AMAP42KK-KBR (BGA)
  • AMAP42KK-KCR (WLCSP)

  • AMA2B1KK-KLR
  • AMA2BEVB (EVB)

  • AMA3B1KK-KBR-B0 (BGA)
  • AMA3B1KK-KCR-B0 (WLCSP)
  • AMAP31KK-KCR
    (WLCSP, non-BLE)
  • AMA3B1KK-KCR-TB (Thin)
  • AMA3BEVB (EVB)

  • AMA3B2KK-KBR
  • AMA3B2EVB (EVB)

  • AMA4B2KK-KBR

Where To Buy 05

India

Fujitsu Electronics Pacific Asia Limited Singapore Branch

desmond.tan@sg.fujitsu.com

Southeast Asia

IID A ELECTRONICS(TSUSHO) Co., Ltd

inoue@iida.com.sg

Fujitsu Electronics Pacific Asia Limited Singapore Branch

desmond.tan@sg.fujitsu.com

China and Hong Kong
Japan

Fujitsu Electronics Inc (FEI)

fei-ambiq-support@dl.jp.fujitsu.com

IID A ELECTRONICS(TSUSHO) Co., Ltd

N-ogawa@iida-device.com

USA

TOP-electronics USA

info@TOP-electronicsUSA.com

Taiwan
Korea

Direct Sales

sales@ambiqmicro.com

Sechang Semicon Co., Ltd. – Sales Representative

sales@sechangsemicon.com