STMicroelectronics is now delivering the first samples of its new STM32 F3 series of microcontrollers, featuring the ARM Cortex-M core, to major OEM customers. STM32 F3 microcontrollers are system-on-chip devices based on the Cortex-M4 core with FPU, and are optimized for efficient handling and processing of mixed signals in circuits such as three-phase motor controls, biometrics and industrial sensor outputs or audio filters. They will help simplify design, cut power consumption and reduce pc-board size in consumer, medical, portable fitness, system monitoring and metering applications. The STM32 F3 series provides low to medium memory sizes at competitive cost. The Cortex-M4 with FPU core augments the Cortex-M3 CPU with additional Digital Signal Processing capability, optimized single-cycle and saturating arithmetic instructions, and Floating-Point Unit, to boost performance over ST’s STM32 F1 Cortex-M3 devices.