Discussion 1 - A microprocessor is an IC that only has a CPU inside it they do not have RAM ROM other peripherals on them Common applications for

Discussion 1 - A microprocessor is an IC that only has...

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A microprocessor is an IC that only has a CPU inside it, they do not have RAM, ROM, other peripherals on them. Common applications for the microprocessor are desktop PC’s, laptops, and notepads. Microprocessors find applications where tasks are unspecific like developing software, games, websites, photo editing, creating documents etc. In such cases the relationship between input and output is not defined. They need high amount of resources like RAM, ROM, I/O ports etc. [ CITATION Cho20 \l 1033 ] A microcontroller has a CPU and a certain amount of RAM, ROM, and other peripherals which are embedded on the chip. The microcontroller is also known as a minicomputer or a computer on a single chip because of its ability to complete tasks like a computer. Microcontrollers are designed to complete very specific tasks unlike the microprocessor. This means that it can urn applications where the relationship between the input and output are defined. An example of this would be a keyboard, a certain key is pressed which sends a signal to the microcontroller which then processes the signal and sends it to the display. The microprocessor is designed to handle large tasks that don’t necessarily have fixed inputs or outputs. It can be modified and changed to do certain tasks with variation in physical setup and also coding. The microcontroller is meant to do very specific things that have a regular input and output. References Choudhary. (2020, August 1). Retrieved from - between-microprocessor-and-microcontroller/

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