Chapter 1

Introduction

Abstract

This chapter covers an introduction to processor and microcontrollers, followed by an overview of ARM® processors and the Cortex®-M processor family, and how they are related to microcontrollers. This chapter also covers the ARM Company, and various resources available for learning about ARM processors or ARM-based devices.

Keywords

ARM® business model; ARM® processor families; Embedded systems; Introduction of Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+ processors; Learning resources; Microcontroller

1.1. Welcome to the World of Embedded Processors

1.1.1. Where Are the Processors Used?

If you are new to microcontrollers or ARM® processors, first I would like to give you a very warm welcome.
Processors are used in majority of electronic products. ...

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