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Document and Entity Information - $ / shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Trading Symbol IOTS  
Entity Registrant Name ADESTO TECHNOLOGIES CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001395848  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period true  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   29,434,142
Entity Listing, Par Value Per Share $ 0.0001