EEE307W: Embedded Systems

Define: Embedded System




Outcomes and Syllabus Definitions Details


Scope: Description of an embedded system and example applications.

QUESTION: What is an embedded system?

ANSWER: An embedded system is a single-purpose computer built into a larger system for the purposes of controlling and monitoring the system [1]. A general purpose computer (e.g. a personal computer) is defined not to be an embedded system.
Examples: cell phones, DSTV decoders, MP3 players, ABS breaking systems, and satellite guidance avionics.
Embedded Products
Examples of Embedded System Products



[1] Arnold, B. Embedded System Design. CMP Books, 2002

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