Embedded software – developed for specific hardware
Embedded systems are often a cost-effective and simple solution for a variety of communication and control tasks. Embedded software is computer software written to control machines or devices that are not normally considered computers, commonly known as embedded systems. It usually specializes in the specific hardware on which it runs, and has time and memory limitations. The term “firmware” is appropriate for the software that is developed for embedded systems and is adapted to specific tasks. Essentially, it is about the close connection and interaction of flexible software with performance-optimized hardware. The firmware controls the system on the one hand, and on the other hand it interacts with the environment as required. Three components determine design and functionality: boot loader, operating system and application software written specifically for the application.