3D printers are becoming more and more popular nowadays, and STM F104 and F407 are two commonly used chips for operating 3D printers. Why do we choose the STM F407 chips for our Anet 3D printers?
Tough both the STM F104 and STM F407 chips are produced by the same company, STMicroelectronics, but they are totally different generations because of their core constructions. The STM F104 is built on the basis of CORTEX-M3, and STM F407 is more advanced on the basis of the brand new CORTEX-M4. Thus, the STM F407 chip has profound advantages over the STM F103 chip at almost every aspect which provides 3D printers more accurate and fast output. Below we’ll list some comparisons between these two chips.
In a word, the STM F407 chip is obviously more advanced than the STM F103 chip. That’s why we choose it for our Anet 3D printers rather than the STM F104.