My Revision Thread :)

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by MstrKurt, May 20, 2014.

  1. MstrKurt

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    Hi guys, I'm studying for an exam on Thursday and I've found something I'm unsure on:

    An embedded system is a smaller scale system with a dedicated function or task within a larger scale system, right?.

    So.. Within a PC, is the PC an embedded system or are the video cards, sound card etc that make the PC the embedded systems?.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ErnieM

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    There are many opinions on this, but there is only one true answer:

    It is precisely what your professor said.
     
  3. MstrKurt

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    Ok, thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Brownout

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    It is a somewhat nebulous idea, but I've always thought of an embedded system to be a system with a processor that operates autonomously. So, a processor based alarm system would be an embedded system, but a computer would not. However, a video card might be thought of as an embedded system.
     
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