A small and low-cost computer built on one integrated circuit, for the purpose dealing with a specific tasks. They are usually embedded in consumer products, appliances for computer systems, and other such devices. Unlike microprocessors, they have built-in RAM and ROM.
|Gary Boone and Michael Cochran
|ARM, Microchip Technology, NXP Semiconductors
Today, microcontrollers are in all devices, even in washing machines and microwaves.