Digital signal controllers (DSCs) offer the most advanced form of single-chip control processing available for high-end embedded systems. The new TMS320F283x DSCs add a floating-point architecture to Texas Instruments proven DSC platform, bringing higher performance and simpler software development to embedded applications such as motor and motion control, automotive radar systems and renewable energy generation from sources such as solar arrays and windmills. In addition to saving processing cycles and program memory, the floating-point architecture enables more computationally advanced algorithms that can help save energy while extending system capabilities. This paper discusses what the floatingpoint architecture is and details the advantages that TI’s new F283x DSCs bring to sophisticated, energy-saving control applications.