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Microcontroller can be termed as a single on chip computer
which includes number of peripherals like RAM, EEPROM, Timers etc., required to
perform some predefined task.
Does this mean that the microcontrol er is another name for a computer...?
The answer is NO!
The computer on one hand is designed to perform al the general purpose
tasks on a single machine like you can use a computer to run a software to
perform calculations or you can use a computer to store some multimedia
file or to access internet through the browser.
whereas the microcontrol ers are meant to perform only the specific tasks,
for e.g., switching the AC off automatical y when room temperature drops to
a certain defined limit and again turning it ON when temperature rises
above the defined limit.
There are number of popular families of microcontrol ers which are used in
different applications as per their capability and feasibility to perform the
desired task, most common of these are 8051, AVR and PIC
microcontrol ers. In this article we wil introduce you with AVR family of
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