Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Embedded may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to HTML, the <embed> tag is used to designate an area for interactive content (plug-in) or an external application.

2. In general, embedded or an embedded system is a term used to describe an object, software, or hardware that is independent and does not need an external program or device to run it. A good example is an embedded operating system, which is software included in many specialized devices.

Examples of Embedded Systems

  • Cars
  • Cash registers
  • Cell phone and Smartphones
  • Consoles like the PlayStation, Wii, and Xbox
  • DVD and Blu-ray players
  • Home appliances like fridges, microwaves, and washing machines
  • Manufacturing robots
  • Medical equipment
  • Printers, Copiers, and Fax machines
  • Security cameras
  • Smoke detectors
  • Televisions
  • Ventilating systems

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