In this chapter, the reader is introduced to a few advanced microcontrollers. After completion of the chapter, the reader should be able to understand some of the features of:

  • 8-bit microcontroller: Atmel's AVR (Atmega8),
  • 16-bit microcontroller: Intel's MCS-96 and
  • 32-bit microcontroller: ARM microcontrollers

26.1 | Introduction

After commercial introduction of microcontrollers in the world market, system designers and developers started realizing that it would provide a cost-effective solution to various programmable digital systems in contrast to the systems designed with microprocessors. This rise of demand of microcontrollers has led to the introduction of many varieties of microcontrollers ...

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