Microcontroller 16F84

Zoltan Padrah edited this page Aug 22, 2012 · 1 revision
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Let have a small discussion about microprocessor. A microprocessor is a programmable digital electronic component that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit (CPU) on a single semiconducting integrated circuit (IC). Microprocessor consists of,

  • The CPU core
  • Memory (both ROM and RAM)
  • Some parallel digital I/O
Microprocessor can execute a stored set of instrucctions to carry out user defined task. Microprocessor when intergerated with timer, serial I/O, ADC we get microcontroller.Microchip manufacture a series of microcontrollers called PIC. Different series of microcontroller are now available in the market. We are going to concentrate on the 16F84 PIC. Once you have learnt how to program one type of PIC, learning the rest is easy.