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Characteristics of an Embedded system

Learn some characteristics of an Embedded system.

  1. Single functioned – Perform specialized operation and does the same task repeatedly.
  2. Tightly constrained – It must be of a size to fit on a single chip and perform fast enough to process data in real time and consume minimum power.
  3. Reactive and Real time – continuously react to changes in the system’s environment and must compute relevant results in real time.
  4. Microprocessor based – an embedded system must be microprocessor or microcontroller based.
  5. Memory – It must have a memory, embeds in ROM. But it does not need any secondary memory.
  6. Connected – It is connected with peripheral devices to get/give input and output.
  7. HW-SW systems – It is used for more features and flexibility. And hardware is used for performance and security.