What is Special Function Register (SFR) ? - Micro-controller Basics - Embedded Interview Questions

In addition to the registers which do not have any special and predetermined function, every microcontroller has a number of registers whose function is predetermined by the manufacturer. Their bits are connected (literally) to internal circuits such as timers, A/D converter, oscillators and others, which means that they are directly in command of the operation of the microcontroller. Imagine eight switches which are in command of some smaller circuits within the microcontroller- you are right! Special Function Registers (SFRs) do exactly that!




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