What is the MCU chip?
In fact, the MCU chip refers to the single chip, its English is Microcontroller Unit, we can understand is a simple version of the cpu. It has some common interfaces such as AD conversion, IIC, SPI, UART, USB, and so on. Depending on the model, not every mcu has these peripherals.
MCU chip application:
The application of MCU chip can be said to be very extensive, in our life is omnipresent MCU application. Mainly for household appliances, toys, industry, medical, intelligent instruments, modular applications of large electrical appliances and other electronic products with simple computing control. High-end military and aviation will see the MCU figure.
MCU chip brand list:
1, NXP(NXP) : the Netherlands, mainly provides 16 bit, 32 bit single chip microcomputer, mainly used in automotive electronics, medical industry, lighting industry, multimedia, motor control, power control and so on.
2. Cypress(Cypress) : in the United States, it mainly provides 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit single chip microcomputer, mainly used in aviation and defense, medical, communication, building, measuring instrument, security and so on.
3. Infineon(Infineon) : Germany, mainly provides 16 bit, 32 bit single chip microcomputer, mainly used in automotive electronics, such as tire pressure monitoring sensors, many are made of Infineon chips.
4, ST(stmicroelectronics) : Italy/France region, this I believe you are familiar with, STM32 is the company, in addition to STM32 and STM8 and so on, the main application of motor control, lighting industry, medical industry, multimedia, home appliances, power control, energy and smart grid and so on.
5. TI(Texas Instruments) : in the United States, TI's Bluetooth and Zigbee chips, as well as 16-bit and 32-bit single-chip microcomputer, are mainly used in automotive electronics, wireless communication, medical, mobile devices and so on.