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Differentiating the Microprocessor and Microcontroller ICs

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I do not work with the microprocessor nor i'm an expert in embedded system. I do work with ATMEL microprocessors and arduino, However i very often get queries from newbies about the difference Between Microprocessor and Microcontroller ics.

A microcontroller is a single-chip ic with on-board program ROM and I/O that can be programmed for various control functions

A microprocessor is an IC used in a computer, it does not have a memory/storage space to perform applications.
 

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I do not work with the microprocessor nor i'm an expert in embedded system. I do work with ATMEL microprocessors and arduino, However i very often get queries from newbies about the difference Between Microprocessor and Microcontroller ics.

A microcontroller is a single-chip ic with on-board program ROM and I/O that can be programmed for various control functions

A microprocessor is an IC used in a computer, it does not have a memory/storage space to perform applications.
And your question??
 

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The only thing to add is that a microprocessor as well as not having ram/rom usually dont have i/o or any peripherals either, just a data bus, address bus and a few control lines.
 
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