Microcontroller And Its Types

Microcontroller And Its Types 


A microcontroller is a compact integrated circuit or microcomputer designed to control a specific operation in an embedded system such as a function in a device using a microcontroller processor and memory. Microcontroller is a cheap and small size, easy to implement. So it can be embedded on any device.

Types Of Microcontroller 

  • PIC Microcontroller
  • ARM Microcontroller
  • 8051 Microcontroller
  • AVR Microcontroller
  • MSP Microcontroller

PIC Microcontroller

PIC microcontroller is known as peripheral interface controller and currently PIC microcontroller is widely used for industrial purpose due to low power consumption, high performance capability and easy availability and PIC microcontroller is very small microcontroller.

ARM Microcontroller

ARM microcontrollers are known as advanced RISC machines and currently ARM microcontrollers are widely used in industries like industrial, automotive, aerospace, semiconductor and many more. Such as mobile phones, washing machines, medical MRI machines, motor control systems, flight control systems

8051 Microcontroller

8051 microcontroller is the most commonly used microcontroller which is an 8 bit microcontroller. The 8051 microcontroller was first introduced in 1981 and developed by Intel. 8051 microcontroller is built with 40 pins, 128 bytes RAM and 4kb ROM. 8051 microcontroller is a programmable microcontroller.

AVR Microcontroller

AVR microcontroller is known as Alf and Vegard's RISC processor and is a modified Harvard architecture machine. The AVR microcontroller stores programs and data in a separate physical memory system that appears at different address locations, but has the ability to read data items from program memory using special instructions.

MSP Microcontroller

MSP microcontroller is known as mixed signal processor and it is a 16 bit microcontroller. MSP microcontroller is low cost and low power consumption