Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2013
Document Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Apr. 30, 2013
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1
Trading Symbol AMBA
Entity Registrant Name AMBARELLA INC
Entity Central Index Key 0001280263
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-31
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 27,258,434