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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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2014-07-28 Utilising ARM Cortex-M based SoCs (Part 2)
The second instalment compares the capabilities of a standard microcontroller approach to the design of an embedded application to that of a system on chip approach.
2014-07-17 Utilising ARM Cortex-M based SoCs (Part 1)
Learn how internal SoC peripherals, such as an op-amp, ADC, PWM, and most importantly a processor core, are used to develop a system with the least number of components on the PCB.
2000-06-02 Using Timer1 in Asynchronous Clock Mode
This application note discusses the use of the Timer1 module, of the PIC16CXX family, for an asynchronous clock.
2013-10-16 Using the TDA8024 smart card interface
Here's an application note that deals with the smart card interface integrated circuit TDA8024.
2001-10-03 Using the ST72521 emulator to debug a ST72324 target application
This application note highlights the differences of the functional aspects of the ST72521 emulator to help designers to write software that can run without modification on both the ST72521 emulator and the ST72324 target MCU.
2001-03-28 Using the slave VIC (CY7C960/961)
This application note demonstrates how to easily design a fully VME64-compliant Slave VME board using Cypress Semiconductor's Slave VME Interface Controller (SVIC) family (CY7C960/961).
2000-06-01 Using the PWM
This application note provides examples, which illustrate the uses of PWM using the PIC17C42 Timer1 or Timer2 modules. These examples may be modified to suit the specific needs of your application.
2001-10-09 Using the power down modes for the M16C
This application note briefly discusses the power-down modes WAIT and STOP for the M16C microcontroller series.
2000-05-29 Using the PORTB Interrupt on Change as an External Interrupt Pin
This application note will discuss some of the issues in using PORTB as additional external interrupt pins, and will show some examples.
2005-06-16 Using the PIC18F2431 for sensorless BLDC motor control
This app note describes BLDC motor speed control without the use of sensor
2008-09-01 Using the PIC devices' SSP and MSSP modules for slave I?C communication
The purpose of this application note is to provide the reader with a better understanding of the I?C protocol and to show how devices with these modules are used as a slave device on an I&178;C bus.
2001-10-10 Using the M38067 to perform ADC
This application note briefly discusses the functions of the A/D converter for the M38067 microcontroller. A discussion on the firmware structure and its implementation to the M38067 is explained.
2001-10-10 Using the M37532 in an USB joystick
This application note briefly discusses the USB specification and the M37532 MCU Human Interface Device (HID) class implementation as a joystick device.
2004-06-21 Using the Keil C compiler for the DS5240 and DS5250
This app note describes how to use Keil's &microVision2 suite to build applications for one of Dallas' secure microcontrollers.
2009-05-22 Using the HT45R35 in touch switch fan applications
The HT45R35 is 12-touch switch type Holtek microcontroller. Touch switches are non-contact capacitor type switch that can be used to replace the usual mechanical switch types.
2009-05-28 Using the HT45R35 in touch switch extractor fan control applications
The HT45R35 is 12-touch switch type Holtek microcontroller. Here, the HT45R35 device is used in an extractor fan control application. The application uses touch switches to replace the usual mechanical type of switches to control the extractor fan speed, timer function, illumination and LED indicator light function.
2001-04-11 Using the high-speed Micro's serial ports
This application note describes the setup and operation of the most commonly encountered operating modes of the serial interfaces of Dallas Semiconductor's High-Speed Microcontroller family.
2005-06-07 Using the Free SDCC C compiler to develop firmware for the DS89C420/430/440/450 family of microcontrollers
This app note demonstrates how to use the SDCC to develop firmware for the DS89C420/430/440/450 family of ultra-high-speed 8051-compatible microcontrollers.
2003-09-19 Using the DS80C400 to Maximize System Performance
This application note explores the features of the DS80C400 in detail and provides usage examples.
2000-06-05 Using the CCP Modules
This application note discusses the operation of a Capture Compare and PWM (CCP) module, and the interaction of multiple CCP modules with the timer resources.
2000-06-01 Using the Capture Module
This application report provides examples, which illustrate the uses of input capture using the PIC17C42 Timer3 module.
2009-03-09 Using the capacitive sensing module on the PIC16F72X
This application note describes the use of the capacitive sensing module present on all PIC16F72X devices.
2000-06-01 Using the Analog to Digital Converter
This application note is intended for PIC16C7X users with various degrees of familiarity with analog system design.
2013-06-05 Using TDA8034HN smart card reader interface
Know how to use the TDA8034HN in an application. The general characteristics are presented and different application examples are described.
2001-10-03 Using ST7 PWM signal to generate analog output (Sinusoid)
This application note presents how to use the ST72511R4's PWM and BRM (binary rate multiplier) generator for the generation of a 50Hz sinusoid tunable in average and amplitude.
2000-06-05 Using SRAM With A PIC16CXX
This application note uses the PIC16C74. Since the PIC16C74 does not have an external address/data bus, one was created using the I/O ports.
2000-09-06 Using software design techniques to maximize Z8 MCU system noise immunity
This application note provides an introduction to a variety of software techniques that can provide a Z8 MCU-based system with improved noise immunity and reliability of operation.
2001-10-10 Using RTXC Real Time OS on the M16C
This application note contains information on the use of RTOS, Embedded System Product's RTXC, and IAR's Embedded Workbench on Mitsubishi's M16C microcontroller.
2000-05-31 Using PWM to Generate Analog Output
This application note shows how to generate analog outputs by using the cheap pulse width modulators, instead of the more costly, high-resolution DACs.
2001-04-11 Using power management with the DS87C5x0
This application note describes how the power management features of the DS87C5x0 family of microprocessors enable system designers to achieve a low-power system.
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