The term 'embedded' signifies a minor hardware component of a larger hardware that is designed to meet a specific purpose within the larger hardware device. With the evolution of a varied variety of hardware devices fashioned to meet a variety of purposes from playing music (MP3 Player) to locating the device on the word (GPS), the importance of the embedding systems have grown influentially over the years as the hardware can be designed flexibly to meet a wide variety of purposes.
There are a broad category of such embedding systems which take part in several aspects of day-to-day activities. In the life of any individual, the embedded systems find their application in almost every electronic device inclusive of MP3 Players, gaming consoles, TVs, mobile phones and any other common device which has to be programmed to execute its functionality. Besides being a vital component in the electronic devices, these systems also perform significant roles in the array of automotive, medical instrumentation and monitoring equipments as well.
In the context of automobiles, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the Traction Control System (TCS) and the well known Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) are controlled by electronic controllers which are primarily embedding systems. Besides major systems, these electronic controllers are also used to run a variety of motors such as the DC motors and the Induction motors. All programmed medical equipments molded to meet tasks, such as scanning or imaging, include such systems as a part of their hardware. Not to forget the monitoring systems, the GPS (Global Positioning System), the Security systems installed in homes which also have embedded systems integrated with them.
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