Just another same old

embedded system May 22, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — aida23 @ 8:10 am

An embedded system is a special-purpose computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions, often with real-time computing constraints. An embedded computer is a single chip that contains all of the elements that are essential for any computer.See full size image

  • RAM
  • ROM
  • CPU
  • Input
  • Output
  • Clock

Another term often used for an embedded computer is a ‘micro controller‘. This is because the main purpose of an embedded computer is to control something.

Examples which contain an embedded computer:

  • telephones
  • televisions
  • cameras
  • washing machines
  • microwave cookers
  • dishwashers
  • cars

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s