Monthly Archives: April 2017

What is an embedded system?

I just wrote a post for an Infosec site, discussing some definitions of embedded systems. I survey some existing definitions, describe why I don’t feel they represent the current state of embedded systems, and offer another:

“It’s an embedded system if the end-user doesn’t control the code that it runs”.

Once an end user takes control of the code it changes from being an appliance and becomes a general purpose computer.

Read the whole post here: