What Is Embedded Technology?

- Jun 14, 2019-


Embedded technology is crucial in IoT applications. However, at least 60% of people don't understand what embedded technology is. With the advent of the Internet of Things era, embedded technologies such as industry applications, intelligent hardware explosions, and big data have all enjoyed unprecedented development.


To put it simply, embedded technology is application-centric, based on computer technology, and software and hardware can be tailored. It is suitable for application-specific computer system technology with strict requirements on function, reliability, cost, size and power consumption. An embedded system is a complete computer system that includes hardware and software. It is defined as: "Embedded systems are application-centric, based on computer technology, and can be tailored for application systems. A dedicated computer system with strict requirements for reliability, cost, size, and power consumption. The computer used in the embedded system is a dedicated microprocessor embedded in the controlled object, but the function is specialized than a general-purpose computer, and cannot be used by a general-purpose computer. A dedicated computer system with a specific design speed, high reliability and low comparative cost specially designed for a certain aspect.


For a simple example, your smartphone is actually an embedded system. Its system is configured with some hardware such as storage, CPU, and battery. However, considering the power consumption, a system is specially customized for the smartphone. Imagine if the smartphone still uses the CPU of the desktop computer, then the final molded product has a few tens of kilograms. Does such a mobile phone still have people to buy it? So embedded systems are systems that are tailored to the needs of the product.


Embedded technology originated from single-chip technology, and is the core of various digital electronic and electromechanical products. It is mainly used to realize the functions of control, monitoring or management of hardware devices. About 90% of all industries in the 21st century will be involved in embedded development. The global embedded software market has an annual growth rate of more than 12.5%, and the embedded system brings an industry annual output value of one trillion US dollars. In the next three years, the embedded software industry will maintain a compound annual growth rate of more than 40%.


A mature embedded engineer basically needs to understand, application development, and underlying development. Of course, there will be many more here. The application prospects of embedded systems are very extensive, and Timmon technology is more involved in the control of embedded systems in the industrial field.