What is an embedded computer?

What is the definition of an embedded system? What is an embedded computer? One thing is for sure, embedded computers have changed a lot since the personal computer was introduced in the 90’s. Nowadays, embedded computers are constructed in a all shapes and sizes, depending on the purpose.

A dear child has many names – Box PC, Gateway, Controller, Industrial PC and so on. Essentially an embedded computer is any customized computer that is used as a vital part of a larger device, intelligent system or installation. Recently, embedded computers have played an important role in the evolution of IoT (Internet of Things) product, making it possible for all things to connect and share information.  

At Hectronic we live and breath embedded innovations. Our embedded computer systems are designed for several industrial segments including medical, transportation, maritime, defense, industrial automation and telecommunication.

What is an embedded computer? Read more in our guide to embedded computers

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