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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