Atmel introduced the SAM3S Series of highly-integrated Cortex-M3 Flash microcontrollers (MCUs). The SAM3S series includes 18 general-purpose Cortex-M3 based Flash microcontrollers that improve impedance matching, simplify PCB design, and save 50% power at 1 MHz operation with a consumption of only 2.3 mW. The SAM3S is available in Flash memory densities of 64k, 128k, and 256k Bytes and ships in 48-, 64- and 100-pin QFP, 48- and 64-pin QFN packages, and in 100-pin 0.8 mm pitch BGA packages. Sampling starts with the 256 kByte Flash memory density parts in 64- and 100-pin QFP packages. Production volumes will be available in Q2 2010, with prices ranging from $2.50 USD to $4.45 USD in quantities of 10k units.