A microcontroller is complete, and includes memory and various integrated peripherals, perhaps an ADC and or a DAC, timers, counters etc. A microprocessor provides computing power, but generally lacks on-board peripherals, and contains little or no memory, except cache. Steve
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+1 DAC = Digital to analogue converter. ADC = Analogue to digital converter.
As I think new processors have those units .
DEPENDS. Microcontrollers, yes, microprocessors, NO. Steve