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Fujitsu Semiconductor Releases 52 New FM3 Products Powered By 32 Bit ARM® Cortex™-M3 Core

Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Company Limited

Shang Hai, May 11, 2011

Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. announces the release of 52 new FM3 products, based on ARM® Cortex™-M3 core. Recently, these new products, including MB9AF316NBGL from the MB9A310 Series and MB9AF116NBGL from the MB9A110 Series, will gradually begin shipping in sample quantities.


The MB9A310 Series and the MB9A110 Series are products of high performance-price ratio and low power consumption, primarily used in inverter control of home appliances, printer motor control and copy machine etc.

The FM3 family, which employs the high-performance ARM® Cortex™-M3 core, combines Fujitsu Semiconductor's wealth of experience in implementing ASIC products using ARM® cores with the peripheral features cultivated through the FR microcontroller family, which has gained broad market acceptance. With the addition of the latest 52 products, Fujitsu Semiconductor has expanded the FM3 family's basic product line to a total of 96 products, including both the high-performance and basic product lines. The lineup has been expanded with a focus on home appliances (air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, etc.), digital consumer devices, and office automation devices.

The basic product line is based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 core, which was designed to enable a balance between superior processing performance and low power consumption, combining peripheral functions from the FR family of microcontrollers. Equipped with advanced peripheral functions inherited from the high-performance product line of high-end chips, it is able to achieve a balance between cost and dramatically-reduced power consumption. By increasing the series' flash memory from 64KB to 512KB and expanding the package lineup from 64pins to 112pins, Fujitsu Semiconductor has developed a line of microcontrollers that enable superior freedom of choice and high cost-performance.

With high-speed CPUs and flash memory, the microcontrollers can respond without wait states at 40MHz. In addition, using a high-speed 12-bit A/D converter (1.0μs), as well as a rich array of timers, USB2.0 Host, and the ability to operate with a wide range of voltage (5.5 to 2.7V), the microcontrollers are suited for applications in a diversity of devices, especially major home appliances (external air conditioner units, refrigerators, washing machines, air purifiers, etc.), digital consumer devices, audio devices, and office automation devices. Furthermore, there has been an increased need for inverter control products in markets.

Features of FM3 Family

  1. Expanded product lineup
    Product package: 64pin ~ 120pin
    Flash size: 64KB ~ 512KB
    USB2.0 Host
  2. Wide range of voltage
    Operation voltage: 2.7 ~ 5.5 V
    Low power consumption
  3. High-speed, high-reliability flash memory
    Write cycle: 100,000
    Data retain of 20 years
    No lag time
  4. Peripheral devices for high-precision motor control
    Rich peripheral functions
    High-precision and high-speed A/D converter 12bit (+/-2LSB 1.0μs conversion) 3 units, 16ch

Sample Release Schedule

Product Sample release schedule
MB9AF314NPMC April 2011

For more information:

  • Cortex™-M3 FM3 Family

About Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.

Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established in August 2003 as Fujitsu’s semiconductor business representative in China. Headquartered in Shanghai, it has branch offices in Beijing, Shenzhen and Dalian to provide sales and service support to customers throughout China.
Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. offers an extensive range of products from microcontroller, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), application-specific standard product (ASSP), system-on-chip (SoC) to system memory, that can be supplied as product or complete solution. With technology resource centres and ASIC design support centres strategically located in Hong Kong , Shanghai, Taiwan and Chengdu, as well as Heavy investments in design and engineering capabilities and application support resources, complemented by a regional network of design partners, suppliers and distributors, Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. can readily delivers innovative and value-added solutions and varied range of products to its target markets in China.
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All company or product names referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Date: 11 May, 2011
City: Shang Hai
Company: Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


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