Microcontroller and Processor Components

Your Partner for Hard-to-find Microcontroller and Processor Components

Microcontrollers (MCUs) are integrated circuits used to automate and control devices.  A microcontroller system consists of at least one CPU, memory, and I/O.  They are an indispensable part of today’s technological world and most modern devices contain them – washing machines, telephones, trolleys, robotic lawnmowers, remote controls, and more. 

A processor is most often referred to as a microprocessor.  They are different from a microcontroller as they focus on performance rather than application.  They tend to have fewer peripherals and often have internal functionality that provides acceleration for their particular algorithms.  This may include internal memory cache, complex data and instruction busing, complex internal instruction units (pipelines), arithmetic instruction units (ALUs), and supervisor circuits.  Modern microprocessors can contain hardware accelerators for particular algorithms or graphics processing.

VRG Components can source any electronic parts that are hard to find – in short supply (allocations), end of life, or have long lead times – especially microcontrollers and processors.  We do this by leveraging our extensive network of carefully vetted, reliable suppliers to provide you with the right components to meet your needs.

Our mission is to supply hard-to-find, high-quality electronic components to maximize our customer’s production processes.  With the ability to source components from more than 500 leading manufacturers we can secure the microcontrollers and processors required for your project.

Find your electronic components Looking for hard-to-find microcontroller and processor components? Use the parts finder or contact us.

Microcontroller & Processor Applications

A microcontroller is a special type of chip that is often used in built-in applications.  They usually have an integrated memory to run their applications.  Typical microcontroller applications include but aren’t limited to:

  • Automotive Engine Control Systems
  • Implantable Medical Devices
  • Office Machines
  • Appliances, Power Tools, Toys, and Remote Controls
  • Other Embedded Systems

A processor, also called a microprocessor, focuses on performance instead of application.  Microprocessors are used today in everything from the smallest embedded systems and handheld devices to the largest mainframes and supercomputers.  Typical microprocessor applications include but aren’t limited to:

  • Computers, Tablets & Smart Phones
  • Automotive Motor Speed Control, Temperature Control, AV Multimedia Systems, Breaking Mechanisms
  • Traffic Light Control
  • Communications Equipment and Satellite Communications
  • Home Appliances, Televisions, and Gaming Controllers
  • Industrial Controllers

Tailored Support

The sourcing experts at VRG Components focus on meeting your specific industry needs which is the starting point of our comprehensive worldwide service.  Our global team keeps up with the changing industry requirements and complies with these requirements as it pertains to sourcing.  You have the support of our dedicated experts.

No matter your need, we are here for you.

Microcontroller and Processor Components Manufacturers

VRG Components is proud to offer reliable electronic components from all major microcontroller and processor manufacturers such as: 

Altera      AMD      Analog Devices      Atmel      Cypress      Freescale      FTDI Chip      Infineon      Microchip      

NXP      Qualcomm      Renesas      Spansion      STMicroelectronics      Texas Instruments      Xilinx

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Advanced Micro Devices makes microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations, personal computers and embedded systems.

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Cypress (now Infineon) offers a broad portfolio of low-power to high-performance microcontrollers (MCUs) for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets.

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Microchip offers microcontrollers, Serial EEPROM and SRAM devices, embedded security devices, radio frequency (RF) devices, thermal, power and battery management analog devices, as well as linear, interface and wireless solutions.

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NXP supplies embedded controllers for the industrial and consumer market. They have a broad portfolio of MCUs with low-power, analog, control, and communications IP.

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Renesas is one of the world's largest auto semiconductor and microcontroller manufacturers.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.

Microcontroller and Processor Part Finder

In order to make it easy to search through a vast inventory of electronic components, VRG Components has developed a part finder.  Enter the part number and browse through our entire inventory.  Once you have found the components you are looking for, you can request a quote that fits your needs.  Our sales team will contact you to tailor your quotation for hard-to-find components.

FIND YOUR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS Looking for hard-to-find microcontroller and processor components? Use the parts finder or contact us.

Microcontroller and Processor Components

Microcontrollers and Processors include but aren’t limited to:

Authenticators, Microcontrollers, Secure Microcontrollers & TPM

Embedded System Development Boards & Kits

Processors:  Application Processors & SOCs, Audio Processors, Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), Microprocessors, Video Processors

Other Components

3 transistor components

Diodes, Transistors & Thyristors

Diodes, transistors, and thyristors are types of semiconductor devices. A diode is a two-terminal electronic component that conducts current primarily in one direction. A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. A thyristor is a solid-state semiconductor device with four layers of alternating P- and N-type materials. It acts exclusively as a bistable switch, conducting when the gate receives a current trigger, and continuing to conduct until the voltage across the device is reversed biased, or until the voltage is removed.

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Electromechanical Switches

An electromechanical switch uses a mechanical action to change the direction or orientation of path continuity within its terminal base. Many power supplies include them as an alternate means of clamping off power without the need to unplug the device. They are common in commercial, household, and automotive applications because of their durable construction and long life cycle.

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Memory is a generic term for different types of data storage technology that includes RAM, ROM, and flash memory.

VRG Components is Your Ideal Partner

Our customers are often under pressure to find stock quickly.  Components must meet their quality standards and arrive on time.

Global customers choose VRG Components for our ability to secure the products they need, the speed at which we can deliver, our reliability, quality, and our ongoing customer support.  In other words, VRG is the essential supply chain partner that can provide you with peace of mind.

  • Unsurpassed global supply chain
  • Get a quote quickly
  • Quality focused & AS9120B / ISO 9001: 2015 certified
  • Highest quality components
  • Competitive pricing
  • Flexible payment terms

VRG Components is AS9120B / ISO 9001: 2015 certified.  Our Quality Management System contains strict quality guidelines and rigorous counterfeit avoidance measures so you can rely on the quality of the electronic parts you receive from us.  Get everything you need by contacting VRG Components for your electronic parts needs.

We focus on quickly delivering top quality electronics components such as Microcontroller and Processor components.  Our sourcing team is able to accomplish this due to our extensive global connections with carefully selected suppliers.


Microcontroller and Processor Components


Microcontroller and Processor Applications


Years of Experience

Relevant Industries

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Consumer Electronics

Microcontrollers and processors are utilized a wide variety of consumer electronics such as appliances, power tools, toys and remote controls.

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Microcontrollers and processors are utilized a wide variety of automotive applications such as Automotive motor speed control, temperature control and AV multimedia systems.

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