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embedded system
Last modified: Thursday, December 05, 2002 

A specialized computer system that is part of a larger system or machine. Typically, an embedded system is housed on a single microprocessor board with the programs stored in ROM. Virtually all appliances that have a digital interface -- watches, microwaves, VCRs, cars -- utilize embedded systems. Some embedded systems include an operating system, but many are so specialized that the entire logic can be implemented as a single program.

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Embedded Systems Development Information Sources 
Comprehensive collection of links to embedded systems industry news, directories, conferences, buyer's guides, resources, job center, and the Embedded Systems Programming magazine.

Embedded Systems Internet Resources 
Offers a meta-index to all chip-specific embedded resources as well as links to publications, hot lists, overviews, FTP sites, and other design resources.

Byte magazine article on embedded processors
Byte magazine's long article (June 1997) on embedded systems explores their history, proliferation, programming, and platforms including Java and Windows CE.

ESC Online
Provides an overview of new embedded technologies and information about the latest in embedded development. Also offers downloadable papers presented at the Embedded Systems Conference and links related to electronics and embedded systems development.

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