Ambiq Micro recently announced that its patented Apollo Platform with Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) was selected for Fossil Group’s hybrid smartwatches. According to Ambiq, the Apollo platform will manage smartwatch operations such as processing sensor inputs and controlling wireless communication.
The energy-efficient Apollo microcontroller is based on the 32-bit ARM Cortex M-4 with FPU. It provides a high level of performance per watt, which enables designers to extended a systems battery life, incorporate smaller or fewer batteries, and add new features. Furthermore, the Apollo Platform consumes 34 µA/MHz when executing instructions from flash memory, and it features Sleep mode currents as low as 140 nA.
Source: Ambiq Micro