What is meant by embedded system ?
Physically, embedded systems range from portable devices such as digital watches and MP3 players, to large stationary installations like traffic lights, factory controllers, or the systems controlling nuclear power plants. In terms of complexity embedded systems run from simple, with a single microcontroller chip, to very complex with multiple units, peripherals and networks mounted inside a large chassis or ...more
What is meant by platform? On the development side, platform typically refers to an operating system capable of hosting software development, such as Windows, Solaris, HP, etc. On the target side, the word platform refers to the devices on which the embedded system will be deployed.