Updated: 12/16/2018 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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