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I was looking at this schematic: enter image description here

And I noticed that there are 2 microcontrollers (an Atmega328p and a ATmega16U2). I was wondering why there need to be 2 microcontrollers. Do they do different things that only 1 of them can do and the other can't ?

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  • Why does an Arduino Uno have 3 microcontrollers - is this a typo? You have only identified two of them. – Nick Gammon Nov 17 '17 at 6:11
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Atmega328P is a microcontroller which are the heart of Arduino Uno, where the Atmega8U2 is the USB to serial convertor for arduino communicated with computer.

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