Wireless SoC expands ultra-low power MCU product portfolio

08-11-2018 | Fujitsu | Semiconductors

Fujitsu Electronics Europe has expanded its product portfolio of BLE-enabled ultra-low power product portfolio with newly released Apollo3 Blue device from Ambiq Micro. The SoC with integrated BLE5 comes with updated peripherals, extra memory, an advanced DMA engine and TurboSPOT. This new product increases the capabilities of the Apollo Blue family of products and is offered now for battery-powered and energy harvesting IoT, hearable, wearable and voice-activated edge devices.

The device’s TurboSPOTTM brings excellent levels of energy efficiency to mobile, battery-powered devices by improving the computational capabilities of the ARM Cortex M4F core to 96MHz in turbo mode while decreasing the active power consumption to <6µA/MHz in normal mode. An integrated DMA engine coupled with the extra computing bandwidth gives designers the versatility to add more complex sensor processing algorithms to their energy-sensitive products without sacrificing quality or battery life.

“Ambiq Micro’s Sub-threshold Power Optimised Technology (SPOTTM) platform continues to bring unprecedented levels of energy efficiency to algorithm providers, ODMs and OEMs,” said Aaron Grassian, Ambiq’s vice president of marketing. “The Apollo family is already being used to bring neural networks to battery-powered hearables and remote controls with always-on voice assistant integration and commands. The Apollo3 Blue further solidifies Ambiq Micro’s capabilities to meet the market demand of adding AI inference engines like voice and predictive sensory processing to ultra-low power edge devices.”

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