Embedded Computing

    Embedded Computing is the fundamental technology on which all else is based. Embedded computers are specifically designed hardware for handling specific input, processing, output, or complexity of a system. The reason embedded computing matters is that the world around us lives on it. Uses expand beyond the automotive field to make digital watches, coffee makers, robots, cars, and so very much more functional. These systems range from a simple microchip to multiple dedicated processors with internet connectivity and a full operating system. Below is an example of one of these specialized pieces of hardware that operates as an Engine Control Unit. It is hard to overstate the significance that embedded computing systems have in our modern world.