System on Chip 01

Apollo3 Blue Plus EVB AMA3B2EVB

Built on Ambiq’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT®) platform, Apollo family of system on chips (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.

Apollo SoC Selector Guide
Apollo3 Blue Plus EVB AMA3B2EVB

Features 02

Building Skyline

Computational Horsepower

Arm Cortex-M4F core offers the computational horsepower required in an internet of things (IoT) world.
Cutoff water canal

Power Efficiency

As low as 4 μA/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 SoC 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 Bluetooth Low Energy 5 radio).
MCU Device Concepts

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.
Purpose-built SoC

With ample memory, this platform is engineered to drive battery-powered graphics, audio solutions, and more.

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.

Safe and Secure

Design with confidence using Ambiq's robust SecureSPOT technology to ensure a complete end-to-end secure environment for your application.

More Options with Low Power Peripherals

Connect to more devices with our wide selection of low power communication ports, including USB.

Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1

Go wireless with Apollo4 Blue. Implement reliable, faster Bluetooth connectivity using our robust, power optimized Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 radio.

Superior Graphics and Display

Use our highly energy efficient 2/2.5D graphics accelerator to implement high quality graphics.

SoC Products Overview 04

ApolloApollo2Apollo3Apollo4Apollo4 PlusApollo3 BlueApollo3 Blue PlusApollo4 Blue

SoC Frequency

24 MHz

48 MHz

48 MHz
96 MHz TurboSPOT

96 MHz
192 MHz TurboSPOT

96 MHz 192 MHz TurboSPOT

48 MHz
96 MHz TurboSPOT

48 MHz
96 MHz TurboSPOT

96 MHz
192 MHz TurboSPOT

SoC

32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M4F

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F, DMA

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F, DMA

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F, DMA

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F, DMA, Arm® Cortex®-M0 for Bluetooth Low Energy

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F, DMA Arm Cortex-M0 for Bluetooth Low Energy

32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F,
DMA, Arm Cortex-M0 for Bluetooth Low Energy

SoC Power Efficiency

34 µA/MHz

10 µA/MHz

6 μA/MHz

5 μA/MHz

4 μA/MHz

6 μA/MHz

6 μA/MHz

5 μA/MHz

NVM

512KB Flash

1MB Flash

1MB Flash

2MB MRAM

2MB Flash

1MB Flash

2MB Flash

2MB MRAM

SRAM

64KB

256KB

384KB

1.8MB

2.75MB

384KB

768KB

1.8MB

Voltage

2.2-3.8 V

1.755-3.63 V

1.755-3.63 V

1.71-2.2 V

1.71-2.2 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

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

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

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

2

4

4

2

2

4

I/O

I2C/SPI Master (2x)
I2C/SPI Slave

I2C/SPI Master (6x)
I2C/SPI Slave

I2C/SPI Master (6x)
I2C/SPI Slave

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

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

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/eMMC (1x)

MSPI

-

-

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

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

Dual/Quad/Octal-SPI Master (2x)
QSPI/OSPI/HexSPI
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 (2x)
96 MHz SDR
48 MHz DDR

I2S

-

I2S Slave for PDM
Audio Pass-through

I2S Slave for PDM
Audio Pass-through

I2S Master/Slave (2x) full-duplex with ASRC

I2S Master/Slave (2x) full-duplex with ASRC

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

Dual Interface PDM for Mono and Stereo Audio Microphones

Stereo Digital Microphones (4x)

Stereo Digital Microphones (4x), LP Analog Microphone with PGA (1x)

Dual Interface PDM for Mono and Stereo Audio Microphones

Dual Interface PDM for Mono and Stereo Audio Microphones

Stereo Digital Microphones (4x), LP Analog Microphone with PGA (1x)

Display

-

-

SPI 3-wire/4-wire

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

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 with anti-aliasing

2D/2.5D GPU with anti-aliasing, dithering, and vector graphics

-

-

2D/2.5D GPU with anti-aliasing

Security

-

-

SecureSPOT

SecureSPOT 2.0

SecureSPOT 2.0

SecureSPOT

SecureSPOT

SecureSPOT 2.0

Connectivity

-

-

-

-

-

Bluetooth Low Energy 5

Bluetooth Low Energy 5

Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1

RF Sensitivity

-

-

-

-

-

-94 dBm

-94 dBm

-95 dBm

Tx Output Power

-

-

-

-

-

Up to +4 dBm

Up to +4 dBm

Up to +6 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, 81-pin BGA with 50 GPIO
  • 3.25 mm x 3.37 mm, 66-pin WLCSP with 37 GPIO

  • 5 mm x 5 mm, 146-pin BGA with 105 GPIO

  • 5 mm x 5 mm, 146-pin BGA with 105 GPIO

  • 5 mm x 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 4.3 mm x 0.8 mm, 108-pin BGA with 74 GPIO

  • 4.7 mm x 4.7 mm, 131-pin 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)

  • AMAP31KK-KBR (BGA)
  • AMAP31KK-KCR (WLCSP)

  • AMAP42KK-KBR-B2 (BGA)
  • AMA4B2EVB (EVB)
  • AMAP4DISP (EVB)

  • AMAP42KP-KBR (BGA)
  • AMAP4PEVB (EVB)

  • AMA3B1KK-KBR-B0 (BGA)
  • AMA3B1KK-KCR-B0 (WLCSP)
  • AMA3B1KK-KCR-TB (Thin)
  • AMA3BEVB (EVB)

  • AMA3B2KK-KBR (BGA)
  • AMA3B2EVB (EVB)

  • AMA4B2KK-KBR-B2 (BGA)
  • AMA4BEVB (EVB)

  SoC Products Overview

Where To Buy 05

Latin America

Direct Sales

sales@ambiq.com

TOP-electronics USA

info@top-electronicsUSA.com

Japan

IIDA ELECTRONICS (TSUSHO) Co., Ltd

t-ichikawa@iida-tusho.co.jp

Southeast Asia

IID A ELECTRONICS(TSUSHO) Co., Ltd

inoue@iida.com.sg

KAGA FEI ELECTRONICS PACIFIC ASIA LIMITED Singapore Branch

desmond.tan@ap.kagafei.com

India

KAGA FEI ELECTRONICS PACIFIC ASIA LIMITED

desmond.tan@ap.kagafei.com

Korea

Direct Sales

sales@ambiq.com

Sechang Semicon Co., Ltd. – Sales Representative

sales@sechangsemicon.com

USA

Direct Sales

sales@ambiq.com

TOP-electronics USA

info@TOP-electronicsUSA.com

China and Hong Kong

Direct Sales

sales_china@ambiq.com

Taiwan

Direct Sales

sales_taiwan@ambiq.com

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