overview

An embedded system is an applied computer system, as distinguished from other types of computer systems such as personal computers (PCs) or supercomputers. However, as it constantly evolves with advances in technology and dramatic decreases in the cost of implementing various hardware and software components. In recent years, the field has outgrown many of its traditional descriptions. . At the architectural level, the hardware and software components in an embedded system are instead represented as some composition of interacting elements. Elements are representations of hardware and/or software whose implementation details have been abstracted out, leaving only behavioral and inter-relationship information.