8051 MICROCONTROLLERS

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:


» Compare and contrast microprocessors and microcontrollers


» Describe the advantages of microcontrollers for some applications


» Explain the concept of embedded systems


» Discuss criteria for considering a microcontroller


» Explain the variations of speed, packaging, memory, and



cost per unit and how these affect choosing a microcontroller



» Compare and contrast the various members of the 8051 family

» Compare 8051 microcontrollers offered by various manufacturers

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