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Microcontrollers: Architecture, Programming, Interfacing and System Design, 2nd Edition by Raj Kamal

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Overview of Architecture and Microcontroller Resources

Chapter Outline

  • Study the architecture and resources of microcontrollers
  • Introduce resources of memory, ports, DAC, PWM, ADC, timers and watchdog timers
  • Learn about the 8-bit and 16-bit internal buses
  • Understand the electrically programmable memories (EEPROM and Flash)
  • Analyse the power-down mode and RTC

We learnt about the different types of microcontrollers (MCUs), their selection and their various applications in previous chapter.

We will learn in this chapter about the architectures and on-chip resources in MCUs. The chapter describes the resources of memory, ports, DAC, PWM, ADC, timers and watchdog timers. It also describes the power-down mode. Details pertaining to individual ...

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