An embedded system is an electronic or computer system that is designed to control, access the data in electronics based systems. Embedded system comprises a single chip microcontroller such as ARM, Cortex,and also FPGAs, microprocessors, ASICs and DSPs. In the present times, the usage of embedded systems is widespread. But the software which is programmed into the microcontroller is capable of solving only a limited range of problems. Embedded-system based projects are capable of doing multitasks, and are also capable of interfacing with the other networks and devices.
Applications of embedded systems are applicable in areas like space, communication, transportation, robotic systems, home appliances, etc. This article is intended to give information about the embedded system applications. Based on the performance requirements, these systems are categorized into four types such as stand alone, networked, mobile and real time embedded systems.