a small programmable computer on a single chip
This is like a scaled-down computer designed for a very specific task, unlike a desktop computer, which has many uses. An example of an application for a microcontroller would be a traffic light, or the chip that controls the suspension system of your new car. The Basic-Stamp is an example of an microcontroller that has been created for hobbyists to play with and explore the potentials of a microcontroller.
a complete computer on a chip
a complete embedded computer with its own program and data memory
a computer A computer is a device or machine for making calculations or controlling operations that are expressible in numerical or logical terms
a computer -on-a- chip optimised to control devices
a computer-on-a-chip optimized to control electronic devices
a computer-on-a-chip that is designed for high-volume low-cost applications
a computer -on-a- chip used to control electronic devices
a cpu optimized for control functions, such as running consumer electronics
a good solution for an embedded design if the part has all of the features needed for the application
a highly integrated chip that contains all the components comprising a controller
a highly integrated chip which includes, on one chip, all or most of the parts needed for a controller
a miniature computer system, usually implemented on a single circuit board, scaled down to support a limited function such as those required by electronic devices
an inexpensive single - chip computer
an integrated chip that is often part of an embedded system
a optimised to be used
a processor that includes several I/O support components on-chip, so that devices need fewer external components
a programmable IC chip - I stick it into the computer interface, download the program into it, and then insert it into the circuit
a simple CPU that often has features desirable to building an embedded system on-chip
a small computer processor
a small, inexpensive computer, usually used for sensing input from the real world and controlling devices based on that input
a special purpose computer
a stand-alone device that performs computer functions within an electronic system without the need of other support circuits
a tiny computer chip that is designed exclusively to control things (like the LCD and beeper)
a tiny computer often embedded within a consumer product such as a cellphone, dishwasher or VCR that performs a specific task
a tiny, mostly self-contained computer
a microcontroller is a chip similar to the CPU in your computer, however it is intended to be part of a circuit to do something other than run a computer. You setup this chip to read some information in on a few of its pins, run a program that you have written, and then use some other pins as outputs. Microchip is a company which manufactures microcontrollers called PICs, you can read more about microcontrollers and PICs specifically at their site.
A special purpose VLSI chip that includes a microprocessor with built memory (RAM, ROM and/or FLASH) and I/O peripherals such as timers, analog-digital converters, serial ports, etc. A microcontroller is meant to be a standalone system that interfaces the outside world to an intelligent microprocessor, and requires minimal external hardware to function properly.
A complete microprocessor on a chip. Includes CPU, local RAM or EPROM, clock and control circuits, and serial and parallel I/0 ports.
a highly integrated chip that contains all of the components needed--a central processing unit (CPU), random access memory (RAM), some form of read-only memory (ROM), input/output ports, and timers--to control a system. Unlike a general-purpose computer, which also includes all of these components, a microcontroller is designed for a very specific task—to control a particular system. As a result, the parts can be simplified and reduced, which cuts down on costs.
Latest technologyâ€¦ usually used for advanced features such as built-in timing functions, inverse ratio, etcâ€¦ more expensive than electronic. Microcontrollers are electronic controls with added computer programming.
A highly integrated microprocessor designed specifically for use in embedded systems. Microcontrollers typically include an integrated CPU, memory (a small amount of RAM, ROM, or both), and other peripherals on the same chip. Common examples are Microchip's PIC, the 8051, Intel's 80196, and Motorola's 68HCxx series.
A microcomputer that has processor, memory, and I/O on a single IC chip. Also known as a microcomputer.
A standalone device that performs computer functions within an electronic system without the need of support circuits. It contains memory functions, unlike a microprocessor that is typically paired with a chip that provides memory. Used in microwave ovens, TVs, and automobile engines.
A microcontroller (or MCU) is a computer-on-a-chip. It is a type of microprocessor emphasizing self-sufficiency and cost-effectiveness, in contrast to a general-purpose microprocessor (the kind used in a PC). A typical microcontroller contains all the memory and interfaces needed for a simple application, whereas a general purpose microprocessor requires additional chips to provide these functions.