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Ambiq and AP Memory partner

Partnership seeks to enable richer experiences in intelligent endpoints

March 20, 2021  EP&T Magazine

Ambiq, a recognized technology leader in ultra-low power microcontrollers (MCU), System-on-Chips (SoC), and Real-time Clocks (RTC), together with AP Memory Technology Corp., a global supplier of ultra-low power and low pin count PSRAM (IoT RAM), and an emerging supplier of low-density LPDRAM, AI memory solutions for edge and IoT applications, have partnered to enable richer experiences in next-generation battery-powered intelligent endpoint devices.

Building on the rich set of features and ultra-low power of Ambiq’s Apollo4 platform, AP Memory’s IoT RAM solutions are optimal for providing the additional memory needed to augment the ultimate endpoint experiences. AP Memory solutions offer low signal pin count (6 for QSPI, 11 for OPI), low power (standby from 20uA to 80uA, active from 3mA to 8mA), and high transfer rate options needed to meet the demanding power and space constraints of wearable and other battery-powered smart consumer devices. In recognition of the technical advantages of this leading-edge partnership, several large customer projects using the combination of AP Memory and Ambiq solutions are currently underway.

Ambiq and AP Memory together enable richer and more vibrant user experiences in endpoint devices

“The market is demanding richer experiences in intelligent endpoints, in ever more constrained form factors and stricter ultra-low power requirements. As a technology leader in ultra-low power chipsets, Ambiq is well-positioned for powering such devices. AP Memory is delighted to partner with Ambiq. Together, both companies are rising to the challenge of delivering to the market richer experiences in next-generation battery-powered intelligent endpoints.” says Ivan Hong, Vice President and General Manager of IoT Business Unit of AP Memory.

“The demand for increased memory capacity in IoT endpoints is constantly growing given the need for more enhanced displays, AI/ML processing, complex audio use cases, and highly integrated sensor fusion applications. The partnership with AP Memory allows customers to take advantage of the industry-leading power consumption and features of the Apollo4 platform and address the expansive needs of those new application areas yet still maintaining a small physical form factor. The low-power products from AP Memory give our customers the flexibility to future-proof their product lines by offering more memory with longer battery life.” says Dan Cermak. Vice President of of Architecture and Product Planning at Ambiq.

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