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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