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What is a microcontroller?
A microcontroller or MCU is a computer-on-a-chip. It is a type of microprocessor dedicated to execute one task (as opposed to general purpose microprocessor), embedded in another device to control the features of that device thus, the name 'embedded controller'.
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2001-06-08 Using the Xicor X5165/X5325/X5645 CPU supervisors with the 8051 microcontroller
This application note describes how to interface the Xicor X5165/X5325/X5645 CPU supervisors to the 8051 microcontroller.
2003-05-12 Using the Xicor X5165/X5325/X5645 CPU supervisors with 8051 microcontroller
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2001-06-08 Using the Xicor X5163/X5323/X5643 CPU supervisors with the 68HC11 microcontroller
This application note demonstrates how Xicor's CPU supervisors with EEPROM can be interfaced to the 68HC11 microcontroller.
2003-05-12 Using the Xicor X5163/X5323/X5643 CPU supervisors with the 68HC11 microcontroller
This application note demonstrates how the X5163/X5323/X5643 CPU supervisors can be interfaced to the 68HC11 microcontroller.
2001-10-03 Using the ST7 universal serial bus microcontroller
Using the ST7 universal serial bus microcontroller
2001-04-09 Using the secure microcontroller watchdog timer
This application note describes the features and use of the watchdog timer of Dallas Semiconductor's Secure Microcontroller family.
2001-04-09 Using the high-speed microcontroller as a bootstrap loader
This application note provides examples of how a designer can use an external Flash or NVRAM to add in-system reprogrammability to a High-Speed Microcontroller-based design.
2003-06-28 Using the DS1086 as a Microcontroller Clocler to Reduce EMI
Using the DS1086 as a Microcontroller Clocler to Reduce EMI
2004-12-02 Using the ATAR510 microcontroller as an LCD/LED driver
This app note describes the attachment of an LCD and LED to the ATAR510 microcontroller.
2001-04-02 Using the analog-to-digital converter of the 8XC552 microcontroller
This application note describes how to use the on-chip 10-bit ADC of Philips Semiconductors' 8XC552 microcontroller.
2009-12-14 Using the ADC of the STM8A microcontroller
This application note aims to explain how to use the analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) implemented in the STM8A microcontroller family.
2011-07-12 Using Gimpel's PC-lint with IAR Embedded Workbench and MAXQ microcontroller
Here is a step-by-step guide to successfully add Gimpel Software's PC-lint version 9 as a tool in an IAR C compiler for MAXQ version 2.20I.
2009-09-24 Using an ST7ULTRALITE microcontroller to drive a TRIAC or an AC switch for a mains supply
This application note describes how to design a light dimmer or motor speed control device using an ST7ULTRALITE microcontroller as a driver for a TRIAC or AC switch on the mains supply.
2010-09-06 USB microcontroller provides 128KB flash memory
Microchip unveils the PIC18F47J53 to expand to its 8bit and USB microcontroller (MCU) line that features the "XLP technology" for "eXtreme Low Power Consumption".
2004-11-24 Ultra-high-speed Microcontroller software SPI
This app note uses a full-featured software SPI master for ultra-high-speed microcontrollers and a simple application that makes use of it to control a Crystalfontz LCD.
2004-06-21 Ultra-high-speed microcontroller software SPI
This app note presents a full-featured software SPI master for ultra-high-speed microcontrollers and a simple application that makes use of it to control a crystalfontz LCD.
2008-02-25 Trango Hypervisor virtualises Atmel's microcontroller
Atmel Corporation and Trango Virtual Processors have announced the availability of Trango's Hypervisor for users of Atmel's AT91CAP9 customisable microcontroller.
2010-09-30 Toshiba extends microcontroller portfolio
Toshiba has licensed ARM's ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M0 processor to its microcontroller portfolio.
2011-04-08 Tool aids development for Kinetis microcontroller
Freescale Semiconductor's Kinetis line of microcontrollers (MCUs) built on the ARM Cortex-M4 core now has a development tool, KwikStik that aids its evaluation, development and debugging.
2010-10-04 TI bestows innovative microcontroller design awards
Texas Instruments Inc. bestows DesignStellaris awards for innovative microcontroller designs.
2011-02-22 Simple MicroBlaze Microcontroller concept
The Simple MicroBlaze Microcontroller (SMM) is a small form-factor 32-bit MCU based on the MicroBlaze processor that can be instantiated into an FPGA design.
2001-10-09 Security/Fire system demo software and evaluation board for M16C microcontroller
This application note discusses the use of different security features and sensors with the M16C microcontroller and gives suggested ways of integrating them into a system. A demo board is presented to provide an idea of how the M16C can be used in security/fire systems.
2010-01-14 RTD interfacing and linearisation using an ADuC706x microcontroller
This application note describes how to implement a complete RTD sensor interface using the ADuC706x and several passive components.
2009-02-10 RISC/DSP microcontroller comes with ADC
E2 from Hyperstone is a 32-bit RISC/DSP MCU with a programmable serial communication engine.
2002-12-19 Protecting microcontroller systems against power-supply imperfections
This application note describes methods for protecting microcontroller systems against unstable supply voltages.
2005-06-17 PIC16F639 microcontroller overview
This app note discusses PIC16F639 microcontroller suitable for bidirectional communications, remote passive keyless entry and low-frequency sensing applications
2005-06-08 PIC'ing the MAX5581: Interfacing a PIC microcontroller with the MAX5581 fast-settling DAC
This app note shows how to use a PIC microcontroller with the MAX5581 DAC.
2004-06-18 Philips LPC210x microcontroller family
This app note provides code samples in C and assembly, which will help the end user use the in-application programming technique for programming the on-chip Flash.
2004-11-25 Philips LPC210x microcontroller family
This app note demonstrates how to use the LPC210x secondary JTAG interface, while debugging the user application.
2004-06-18 Philips LPC210x microcontroller family
This app note shows how an interrupt could be handled in the ARM architecture.
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