Date Added: Jul 2012
Processors are the heart of all "Smart" devices, whether they be electronic devices or otherwise. Their smartness comes as a direct result of the decisions and controls that processor makes. For example, one can usually do not consider a car to be an electronic device. However, it certainly has many complex, smart electronic systems, such as the anti-lock brakes and the fuel-injection systems. Each of these systems is controlled by a processor. Due to availability of FPGA or ease of ASIC development in today's world, use of custom made microcontroller has increase drastically.