Friday, 7 December 2012

Microcomputers and Microprocessor

Microcomputer:-Microcomputers are much smaller computer. They operate still more slowly and they work with still smaller data words (typically 4 bits, 8 bits, 16 bits or 32 bits).
They can address few thousands to
 few million memory location. One of the important feature of microcompter is that the CPU is usually a single IC called as a microprocessor.

Difference b/w Microprocessor and microcomputer:

1. A microprocessor has a CPU to which we have to add ROM, RAM and  ports to make a microcomputer.
2.Application of microcomputer are from sewing machine, washing machine and other domestic appliances to computer added design system.
3.Intel 8051 is a microcomputer which is actually a single chip computer.