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 [...]

The duty-cycle challenge

Across the field of internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices, battery autonomy is key. People do not want to keep recharging batteries and, in the case of distributed sensor nodes, frequent battery changes or [...]

Energy, low power MCUs and wearable wireless

Energy. It’s at the very heart of the design of the new generation of connected, wearable devices. The energy available from a battery is limited, and designers are trying to make the most of that [...]