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FAQs about Embedded Computing Applications and Embedded Systems

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If you’ve used a key fob, smartphone, or GPS system, you’ve used an embedded computing system, even if you didn’t realize it. In fact, embedding computing applications and embedded systems are all around us and play a central role in everyday activities, yet they are frequently overlooked or misunderstood. Traffic lights, car braking systems, and wearable medical devices are all examples of embedded systems and exemplify just how common—and essential—they can be. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions engineers and OEMs have about these devices.

 

What are embedded computing applications and embedded systems?

Essentially, embedded applications and systems are modules inside of a larger computer system that exists to perform a single dedicated task or a small set of interconnected tasks. As such, they have to provide high-level functionality without requiring a large amount of power. Often, embedded computing systems have to work in real-time, so their designs must be lean and efficient.

 

Outside of those general standards, embedded computing systems can vary a great deal. Some are programmable, while others are not. Some have microcontrollers, some have microprocessors, and some have processors that were designed specifically for the embedded application.

 

What should I look for in an embedded computing application?

If you are choosing an embedded system, efficiency and reliability are two key characteristics to consider. In some cases, such as with embedded systems that have to work in real-time, failures can be dangerous. Even if the stakes aren’t quite as high for your device, efficiency and reliability will still be key.

 

You should also consider the size of the embedded system and how it fits into your device. Similarly, you should consider how the embedded system would be used. For instance, you may be looking for a networked embedded computing system, such as for a home security system, or a standalone system that doesn’t need a host.

 

Delkin can walk you through any questions you have about our embedded memory products. Are you interested in learning more? Contact us today with your inquiry.

 

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