Global distribution agreement delivers ultra-low power AI microcontrollers

05-01-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser has announced a new global distribution agreement with Ambiq to deliver low-powered, AI-enabled microcontrollers for wearables, hearables, IoT, edge devices and mobile edge computing applications.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Ambiq, which furthers our commitment to providing the latest products and technologies to our customers worldwide,” said Kristin Schuetter, vice president of supplier management at Mouser Electronics. “We look forward to providing engineers and buyers worldwide with their innovative embedded solutions, backed by Mouser’s best-in-class logistics and unsurpassed customer service.”

“Mouser is well-known for its worldwide distribution and support system,” said Mike Kenyon, vice president of Sales and Business Development at Ambiq. “We are excited to enter into this relationship. With distribution through Mouser, we can draw on their expertise in delivering leading-edge technologies and expand our global customer base.”

Among the available products are the Ambiq Apollo4 Blue Lite SoC and the Ambiq Apollo4 Blue Lite evaluation board. The SoC features a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 core with a Floating-Point Unit and a Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 radio with robust RF connectivity. This SoC is perfect for battery-powered endpoint devices, including smartwatches, fitness bands, animal trackers, voice-activated remotes and digital health products. The evaluation board provides a complete demonstration and development platform for the Apollo4 Blue Lite device.

Also offered are the Apollo3 Blue Plus evaluation board and the Apollo3 Blue Plus SoC. The Apollo3 Blue Plus device is based on Ambiq’s VoS platform, making it the ideal microprocessor for allowing always-on voice assistant integration and command. The Apollo3 Blue Plus evaluation board facilitates quick and easy prototyping of the SoC. The Apollo3 Blue Plus Voice-on-SPOT kit facilitates demos, evaluation, and the development of ultra-low power audio and voice capabilities on the SoC. The kit delivers always-on voice capability with options for one or two microphones, signal processing, wake word/command detection, codec, and BLE communication.

The Artasie AM1805 evaluation board supplies an easy method to measure and evaluate Ambiq’s AM18x5 real-time clocks. The evaluation board includes on-chip oscillators to deliver minimum power consumption, full RTC functions including battery backup and programmable counters and alarms for timer and watchdog functions, and a PC serial interface for communication with a host controller.


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