Advantages and disadvantages of microprocessor

A microprocessor is a basic computer-based processor that incorporates the function of a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit, or at most a few integrated circuits. Here this post gives information about the advantages and disadvantages of the microprocessor to better understand this topic.

Advantages of a microprocessor:
  • The microprocessor is that these are general purpose electronics processing devices which can be programmed to execute a number of tasks
  • Compact size
  • High speed
  • Low power consumption
  • It is portable
  • It is very reliable
  • Less heat generation
  • The microprocessor is very versatile
  • The microprocessor is its speed, which is measured in basically Hertz. For instance, a microprocessor with a measured speed 3 GHz, shortly GHz is capable of performing 3 billion tasks per second
  • The microprocessor is that it can quickly move data between the various memory location
Disadvantages of a microprocessor:
  • The main disadvantages are it's overheating physically
  • It is only based on machine language
  • The overall cost is high
  • The large size of PCB is required for assembling all components
  • The physical size of the product is big
  • Overall product design requires more time
  • A discrete component is used, the system is not reliable
  • Most of the microprocessor does not support floating point operations
  • The processor  has a limitation on the size of data
  • This processor should not contact with the other external devices
  • The microprocessor does not have any internal peripheral like ROM, RAM and other I/O devices

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