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Life of microcontroller

What is the fuzz about microcontrollers?

The generic definition of a microcontroller is a small, low-cost and self-contained computer-on-a-chip that can be used as an embedded system. A microcontrollers work at clock rate frequencies, which usually include:

  • An 8 or 16 or 32 or 64 bit microprocessor.
  • A little measure of RAM.
  • Programmable ROM and flash memory.
  • Parallel and serial I/O.
  • Timers and signal generators.
  • ADC and DAC