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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
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