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An embedded system is a computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions often with real-time computing constraints. It is embedded  as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical parts. By contrast, a general-purpose computer, such as a personal computer (PC), is designed to be flexible and to meet a wide range of end-user needs. Embedded systems control many devices in common use today. See here for further description.
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An '''embedded system''' is a computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions often with real-time computing constraints. It is embedded  as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical parts. By contrast, a '''general-purpose computer (such as a PC''', is designed to be flexible and to meet a wide range of end-user needs. Embedded systems control many devices in common use today. See [[Wikipedia:Embedded System]] for further description.
  
 
As the general purpose systems (PCs) are becoming smaller and smaller and the embedded systems become more and more
 
As the general purpose systems (PCs) are becoming smaller and smaller and the embedded systems become more and more
powerful (and universally usable devices), the border between embedded systems and general purpose systems will become
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powerful (and universally usable devices), the border between embedded systems and general purpose computers will wash out in future. Also a point of discussion would be to which section smart phones shall be assigned.
more and more unsharp in future. Also a point of discussion would be to which section smart phones are to be assigned.
 
  
The original EMBEDDED topic has been moved to [[TARGET Embedded]] (Embedded Systems w/o OS)
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We can divide embedded systems into two sections:

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The original EMBEDDED topic has been moved to TARGET Embedded (Embedded Systems w/o OS)


An embedded system is a computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions often with real-time computing constraints. It is embedded as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical parts. By contrast, a general-purpose computer (such as a PC, is designed to be flexible and to meet a wide range of end-user needs. Embedded systems control many devices in common use today. See Wikipedia:Embedded System for further description.

As the general purpose systems (PCs) are becoming smaller and smaller and the embedded systems become more and more powerful (and universally usable devices), the border between embedded systems and general purpose computers will wash out in future. Also a point of discussion would be to which section smart phones shall be assigned.

We can divide embedded systems into two sections: