Microprocessor—a chip device containing processor(s), which is designed primarily to handle computational tasks, and can also handle control tasks. The system designers typically need to add memory and potentially additional peripheral hardwares to build a complete system with microprocessors. The terms “Microprocessor” and “CPU” can be interchangeable in some contexts (if referring to a chip device).
- Chapter 1. Introduction
- from The Definitive Guide to ARM® Cortex®-M0 and Cortex-M0+ Processors, 2nd Edition
- Publisher: Newnes
- Released: June 2015
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