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Ambiq Micro Introduces the Apollo Blue Family Integrating Bluetooth 5 with Breakthrough Power Efficiency

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ambiq Micro, the leader in ultra-low power solutions, today announced the release of its Apollo Blue microcontroller family. This new product line further breaks barriers in power efficiency by integrating Bluetooth 5 low energy radio connectivity with Ambiq Micro’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT™) architecture.

Apollo Blue microcontrollers integrate an energy-efficient Bluetooth 5 low energy radio combined with improved communication features to enable always-connected, ultra-low power designs.  The Apollo Blue family of products includes a second core dedicated to running the Bluetooth stack.  This architecture allows the Ambiq Micro ARM Cortex-M4F main processor to focus on managing applications like voice control, keyword detection, and sensor processing with extreme power efficiency. 

“Customers have been delighted to use Ambiq Micro’s Real-Time-Clock and Microcontroller products to drive new levels of power efficiency in their designs,” said Aaron Grassian, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Ambiq Micro. “We are excited to introduce the Apollo Blue family of products with integrated Bluetooth low energy to offer our customers even more choices to develop always-on, always-aware, and always-connected products without sacrificing battery life.”

The first product in the Blue family is Ambiq Micro’s Apollo2 Blue which is in full production and available now.  Ambiq will be demonstrating SPOT™-enabled ultra-low power Apollo Blue products at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES) on Tuesday, January 9, through Friday, January 12, at the Renaissance Hotel Las Vegas, Suite 532.  For an appointment, please contact CES-2018@ambiqmicro.com.

About Ambiq Micro 
Ambiq Micro was founded in 2010 on the simple yet revolutionary notion that extremely low-power semiconductors are the key to the future of electronics. With pioneering ultralow-power technology provided by Ambiq Micro, innovative companies around the world are now developing differentiated solutions that reduce or eliminate the need for batteries, minimize overall system power use and maximize industrial design flexibility. Ambiq Micro’s breakthrough technology is based on its patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT™) platform, which dramatically reduces the power consumed by semiconductors and makes Ambiq Micro products an ideal solution for energy-critical applications. Ambiq Micro is headquartered in Austin, Texas.


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