9. Embedded Computers

An embedded computer is a single chip that contains all of the elements that are essential for any computer i.e.

  • RAM
  • ROM
  • CPU
  • Input
  • Output
  • Clock

Another term often used for an embedded computer is a 'micro controller'. This is because the main purpose of an embedded computer is to control something.

embedded computerFor example, the Raspberry Pi is an extremely popular single board computer that is intended to help school students learn about computer programming.

All of the following also contain an embedded computer:

  • telephones
  • televisions
  • cameras
  • washing machines
  • microwave cookers
  • dishwashers
  • cars

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