Microcontroller › 8051 › What is the role of the microcontroller placed on the programmer. › Hi SaioaYou can consider them
You can consider them as embedded applications made for burnig source code inside other chips. These are also programmed in a simialr way as you program any ordinary microcontroller for an embedded application. They simply communicate with computer, using their USART terminals, and then burn the hex file (a source code) into other microcontrollers.
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