general-purpose controller

general-purpose controller

A peripheral control unit that can service more than one type of peripheral device; for example, a printer, storage drive and communications line. PCI Express and USB are examples. See general purpose.
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Part III treats the PicoBlaze microcontroller that can be used as a general-purpose controller in an embedded-system project.
With emphasis on ease of use, the ultra-compact, general-purpose controller applies patent-pending innovations to more than double the original UltraController performance with operating frequencies up to 400 MHz in Xilinx Virtex-II Pro and 450 MHz in Virtex-4 FX devices.

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