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Embedded System and its Components

An embedded system is a combination of computer hardware and software that is designed for a specific functions within a larger system.

Example: A fire alarm. A fire alarm will sense only when it smokes somewhere.

Major components of an embedded system:

  1. Hardware : physically connected with an embedded system
  2. Application software : allows the user to perform various application.
  3. Real Time Operating system (RTOS) : supervises the way that an embedded system works.