Ambiq's Apollo sub-threshold 32-bit MCU is yours to evaluate

February 16, 2016 // By Electronics EETimes
This month Ambiq Micro is giving away five of its 'Apollo EVB' evaluation boards, worth $249 each for EETimes Europe’s readers to assess the capabilities of their cutting-edge Apollo sub-threshold microcontroller.

The new suite of Apollo MCUs is based on the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 floating point microcontroller and redefines ‘low power’ with energy consumption that is typically five to ten times lower than that of MCUs of comparable performance (thanks to Ambiq’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology platform).

On-board user interfaces include three user pushbuttons, an MCU reset pushbutton, four user LEDs, and a serial-wire-debug activity LED. The baseboard also includes four female expansion card connectors in individual 2x14 pin arrays, which also function as header test points. The baseboard also features an additional right-angle 2x14 header connector for attaching smaller expansion cards.

The evaluation board integrates an on-board hardware debugger together with a complete SDK. In addition, the system also comes with FreeRTOS, all the necessary hardware drivers, plus a wide selection of code examples to enable quick and effective hardware and software evaluation, development, debug and prototyping.

Visit Ambiq Micro at  www.ambiqmicro.com

 

And last month's winners are...

In our previous reader offer, Maxim Integrated was giving away  10 of its “Beyond-the-Rails ™” precision, low-noise, low-drift, MAX44267 dual operational amplifier evaluation kits, worth approximately 50 US-$ each.

Lucky winners include:

Mr M. Burgheaua from Romania, Mr E. J. de Jong from the Netherlands, Mr E. Kiss from Hungary, Mr M Müller from Germany, Mr J. Pattyn and Mr M. Windels from Belgium, Mr L. Pestana from Portugal, Mr V. Popov from Bulgaria, Mr J. Sandberg from Denmark, and Mr M. Timms from the UK.

All should be receiving their packages soon. Let's wish them some interesting findings with their projects.

 

For what project are you likely to use this kit?

To qualify for the reader offer and get the chance to win one of these kits, complete the Reader Offer entry form below and tell us what project makes you interested in this package.

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