Application-specific integrated circuits are highly specialized devices. Unlike some of the other devices , these devices are constructed for one specific purpose. For example, many electronic musical instruments have circuits in them that are specifically designed to perform a given task, such as adding effects to a signal.
Application-specific integrated circuits have benefited from the same advances that microcontrollers and microprocessors have benefited from. Increasingly powerful capabilities for miniaturizing technology have enabled producers to manufacture these devices with increasingly impressive capacities.