embedded computer

What is embedded computer?

embedded computer meaning A device which has its own computing power dedicated to specific functions, usually consisting of a microprocessor and firmware. The computer becomes an integral part of the device as opposed to devices which are controlled by an independent, stand-alone computer. It implies software that integrates operating system and application functions.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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