Control Systems:Microcontroller Control Systems
- Microcontrollers are useful in many applications where automatic control is necessary without a need for a large amount of memory. These applications include engine control systems, implantable medical devices, office machines, toys and other embedded systems.
- A precision analog microcontroller design joins together a single-chip processor, peripherals, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), and digital-to-analog converters (DACs).
- The microcontroller operates as a special purpose microprocessor that functions in any type of application. The main difference between the two is that the microcontroller has, in addition to the CPU, a fixed amount of RAM, ROM and other peripherals embedded on a single chip and can function as a small computer. In contrast, the Microprocessor is more general in purpose and requires external connections to the RAM, ROM and peripherals.
When the control system does not require a special PLC to regulate the machinery or processes, a more general integration solution is necessary. ADB Automation and Validation Group supports developing microcontroller or microprocessor-based solutions. Our engineers are capable of creating custom designs of both standard and precision microcontrollers for automotive, communications, industrial, and instrumentation applications. Our consulting designers focus on availability, cost, manufacturability, power consumption, reliability, size, and weight.
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