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13

Microcomputer Design

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
  • Introduction to microcomputer
  • Basic components of a microcomputer
  • Implementation of microcomputer using VHDL
13.1 INTRODUCTION

Microcomputer is a computer that is available on small scale and it depends on a microprocessor. Typically, a microcomputer consists of a central processing unit, memory, and an input–output subsystem with buses for data transfer.

13.1.1 Basic Components of a Microcomputer

In its simplest form, a microcomputer architecture is as shown in Figure 13.1.

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Figure 13.1 Microcomputer Architecture

Central processing unit (CPU) is central to microcomputer processing, consisting ...

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