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Accelerating ultra-low power design with Apollo dev kits

Entering volume production of the Apollo ultra-low power MCU in 2015 was a major milestone for Ambiq. Perhaps less headline-grabbing, but certainly no less important, was our launch of two development and evaluation kits that allow engineers to gain [...]

Wearables: the next generation is even better

"Shine 2 would not be what it is without this processor.” So said Steve Diamond, VP of Hardware Engineering at leading wearables-inventor Misfit, when talking last month about our Apollo ultra-low power MCU. High praise [...]

Top six challenges facing widespread adoption of IoT

It’s more than 15 years since the British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton first coined the term “Internet of Things”.  We’ve had plenty of time to turn the concept into reality, and indeed it’s possible to argue [...]

Whither wearables? When uncertainty is a strength

FitBit’s IPO has been one of the big stories in the wearables market in recent months. The company’s debut in June at $20 per share on the New York Stock Exchange was followed by strong [...]

Could wearables be the key to improvements in healthcare?

Healthcare systems around the world are under mounting pressure.  Public expectations are growing; changing demographics are leading to increased demand for services; at the same time as average lifespan is increasing, unhealthy lifestyles are causing [...]

R&D Awards recognize more than R&D

It’s a great honor for Ambiq to be nominated as a Finalist in the 2015 R&D 100 Awards. Now in their 53rd year, the awards recognize excellence and innovation in a broad range of industries, [...]

The disappearing IoT

A perceptive recent post on LinkedIn by the NMI’s John Moor looks at some of the challenges faced as we develop wearable technology and build an Internet of Things based on ultra-low-power microcontrollers. As we [...]