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How a microcontroller works?

The working of a microcontroller is sequential. It performs one step after another. Below, I have mentioned the stepwise process and have tried to keep the language lucid. The image below shows the 8051 architecture so that you can pictorially relate the different process. Continue reading How a microcontroller works?

What is a Microcontroller?

A Microcontroller (MCU) is a miniature computer which can perform certain operations just like your personal computer. MCUs are specifically distinguished by the fact that the processor core, RAM, ROM and input/output ports lie on the same chip. Microcontrollers are usually dedicated devices embedded within an application. For example, microcontrollers are used as engine controllers in automobiles and as exposure and focus controllers in cameras. Other applications include robotics, industrial automation, home appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and microwave ovens etc. Continue reading What is a Microcontroller?