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[General] Diff b/w reset & restart

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v.s.n.kumar

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Hi,
can anybody tell what is the difference between reset & restart in a microcontroller. please explain in brief.
 

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Hi Kumar,
I guess, by 'restart' you mean 'power off and power on'. There will be a reset pin(or master clear on some MCUs) which can be strobed to reset the microcontroller core, program counter, registers & its peripherals. Disconnecting the VCC to restart an MCU is not preferred.


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