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difference between microprocessor and microcontroller? Answered


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steveastrouk (author)2010-12-29

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.

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AndyGadget (author)steveastrouk2010-12-29

+1

DAC = Digital to analogue converter.  ADC = Analogue to digital converter.

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achraf52 (author)AndyGadget2012-03-01

As I think new processors have those units .

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steveastrouk (author)achraf522012-03-02

DEPENDS. Microcontrollers, yes, microprocessors, NO.

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