Ambiq is an early stage fabless semiconductor company that is developing ultra-low power mixed-signal solutions for a new generation of wireless electronics. Ambiq was founded in 2010 on the simple yet powerful notion that extremely low power semiconductors are the key to the future of electronics. Through the use of our pioneering ultra-low power technology, we help innovative companies around the world develop differentiated solutions that reduce or eliminate the need for batteries, lower overall system power, and maximize industrial design flexibility.
AMBIQ MICRO’S SPOT PLATFORM
Redefining Energy Efficiency and Ultra-low Power. Rather than using transistors that are turned all the way "on", subthreshold circuits use the leakage of "off" transistors to compute in both the digital and analog domains. With most computations handled by using only leakage current, total system power consumption on the order of nanoamps is easily achieved.
APOLLO Ultra-Low Power Microcontrollers and SoC Solutions
The Apollo and Apollo Blue family of microcontroller and system-on-a-chip solutions represent a quantum leap forward in ultra-low power design. With unrivaled power numbers in both active and sleep modes, along with a high-performance processing engine, Apollo devices provide the most efficient processing solutions on the market. Apollo Blue products further integrate an energy-efficient Bluetooth 5 low-energy radio combined with improved communication features to enable always-connected, ultra-low power designs. At the heart of all Apollo products is Ambiq Micro’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT), which dramatically reduces energy consumption while still enabling abundant application processing power to add greater capability and extended life to battery-operated devices.
SPOT Timing Products: Ultra-low power RTCs
The Ambiq real-time clock is the industry leader in power management, functioning as an extremely low power "keep-alive" source for the system and bypassing the need for the main MCU to power down the device to conserve power. It monitors the system while the components are powered off for a user configurable power-up event while consuming only nanoamps of power.