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Microcontrollers

Microcontrollers are everywhere, from children’s toys and your TV remote control to your motorcar and implantable medical devices. There is no escaping the wide variety of microcontrollers out there and the myriad of applications they can inhabit and the effects that they have on our lives.

A Microcontroller is a self-contained system, containing a processor, memory and peripherals and is designed to provide real-time responses to the embedded system that they are controlling.

8-bit. 16-bit, 32-bit, flash memory, Ram size, input and output lines, supply voltage and speed, microcontrollers come in many shapes and sizes and with differing abilities, what one will you use in your latest design project?

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  • bjoukhadar

    8 hours ago

    I thought a PIC was just a brand of microcontroller. I haven't used them though - I have played around with Atmel microcontollers and now Arduino.
  • davecole

    4 months ago

    Is what you are looking for a board that will accept G-code, convert that in to motion with synchronisation between up to 4 axis and then power 4 motors (open-loop stepper motors)? That sounds like quite...
  • DesignSpark

    5 months ago

    This is an area for technology based questions, this looks like a support question for our software or applications.

    Please post your question or raise a support ticket with our engineers...
  • ajayrajan69

    7 months ago

    Article was really helpful :)
  • gjames747

    11 months ago

    Wow, excellent article! I love learning about up-and-coming gadgets with Silicon Labs leading the field in their product design.
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