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Apollo4 vs. Apollo5: Ambiq’s MCUs in (AI) action!

In the first of many ipXchange interviews with Ambiq and its partners, Eamon catches up with Scott Hanson for a live demonstration of Ambiq’s latest ultra-low-power MCUs in action. You may remember the ipXperience we did for the release of the Apollo510 the other week – see the links below.

This time, Scott shows us just how much better the AI performance of the Apollo510 MCU is over the best-in-class Apollo4+ device from Ambiq’s previous generation of MCUs. In the demo, both are running image classification workloads, with the Apollo510 exhibiting around 10x the inferencing speed thanks to the new Arm Cortex-M55 architecture. This is not the result of simply a faster clock speed.

Additionally, the energy consumption per inference is around a third that of the Apollo4+, making this a great device for high-performance AI on battery-powered devices, such as wearables, medical devices, and smart home or industrial IoT devices.

General sampling begins in Q3 2024, but for the moment, learn more about the Apollo510 by following the link to the dedicated board page below, where you can apply to evaluate the technology for use in your own commercial application.

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Liked this interview and Ambiq’s take on ultra-low-power processing? Check out ipXchange’s other interviews with Scott:

The lowest-power processor on the planet: An ipXperience with Ambiq’s Scott Hanson

Ambiq Apollo510 MCU takes on next-level endpoint AI

Ambiq Apollo510 AI-Optimised Ultra-Low Power MCU

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