All About Embedded Systems

Embedded Systems are the crucial components of the modern compacted devices with multifunction capabilities. Embedded systems are specific computer programs that combine the functions of specially designed softwares and hardwares and are completely encapsulated by the devices that they control. An embedded system has specific requirements and performs pre-defined tasks, unlike a general-purpose personal computer. An embedded system is a programmed hardware device. A programmable hardware chip is the platform and it is programmed with particular applications. Embedded systems are a combination of hardware and software which facilitates mass production and a host of applications.

Embedded systems constitute the widest possible use of computer systems.They include all computers specifically intended as special-purpose computers. Examples of embedded systems range from a portable music player, to real-time control of systems like the space shuttle. They are identified by their functions.The majority of commercial embedded software systems are designed to perform selected functions. These systems have to overcome resource constraints and system specifications. These systems meet their real-time constraints with a combination of special purpose hardware and software custom-developed to cope with the system requirements.

The embedded processor chip has the freedom to determine the data route , handle graphics and animation requirements and almost the entire functionalities of the device in which it is embedded. This allows the architecture of an embedded system to be simple and straight forward.For embedded systems, a real-time operating system is very essential to enable it to work efficiently within the resources parameters. The softwares specially developed for embedded hardware systems, especially those without a disk drive are named firmwares. Programs on an embedded system often run with real-time constraints with limited hardware resources. In many cases there are no disk drive, operating system, keyboard or screen. The software may not have anything remotely like a file system, or if one is present, a flash drive may replace rotating media. If a user interface is present, it may be a small keypad and liquid crystal display.

Embedded systems are normally resident in machines that are expected to run continuously for years without errors. Therefore the software and Firmware is usually developed and tested very rigorously and meticulously. Embedded systems generally avoid mechanical moving parts such as Disk drives, switches or buttons because these are unreliable compared to solid-state parts such as Flash memory. Solid State electronic components form the major part of a device with an embedded system.

The embedded system must have the unique quality and functionality of being able to restart itself even if catastrophic data corruption has taken place. This is usually accomplished with a standard electronic part called a watchdog timer that resets the computer unless the software periodically resets the timer. Embedded systems today rely on trusted Chip and processor makers like Intel, AMD and the like. Embedded softwares are being developed by developers who deploy time-tested methods like compilers,assemblers and debuggers to develop embedded system software.

A wide range of embedded systems exists on the market. Many products that feature embedded systems are small, relatively inexpensive and have a short lifetime of a few years before the next-generation product replaces them. Examples are mobile phones and other home electronics. In contrast, large, expensive and complex capital equipment, such as telephone switches, automobiles, airplanes, and industrial machines, are often safety-critical and in operation for several decades. All embedded systems, however, form part of a larger product. The buyer is primarily interested in the benefits the product brings and not in the embedded system. The emergence of embedded systems in devices has resulted in a dramatic increase in products incorporating Embedded Software. The most recent generation of embedded systems relies heavily on embedded software. As a matter of fact, many of their features, which used to be controlled by electronics or mechanical components until a few years ago, are now software controlled. Current trends reveal that functionality that traditionally was implemented in hardware is now implemented in software. The reliance of specially developed software for embedded systems has led to the mushrooming of companies specialising in embedded software develoment .

Embedded systems are going to be the focus of intensive and aggressive development in the years to come. With the world going in for devices that are compact and palm-sized, the need for advanced microporcessors and embedded softwares is huge. Embedded software developers and embedded hardware manufacturers are going to revel in the boom time that would witness a new peak in global demands for these specialised hardware-software combinations.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on All About Embedded Systems

One of the Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned From Internet Marketing

One thing I personally like about internet marketing and share passion about is that internet marketing is a experience that take you from one lesson to another lesson, meaning, some things you learn at a certain time for a a certain reason, and you might not fully understand as of yet why or how this happens, but the learning experience and self develoment principle of it is worthwile.

What is one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about internet marketing?

One of my biggest lessons internet marketing has taught me is that, you HAVE to take ACTION, and not just taking any action, but MASSIVE action in order to get massive RESULTS. You can sit around think and procrastinate but you have to realize someone else is already DOING, and because their doing, their getting the kind of results your hoping for.

That product idea or list building idea that you have been thinking about you HAVE to act on it for you to know what is really possible. Most marketers are actually sitting on a GOLDMINE and if they really take action and put it to use, the potential can really be mind-blowing. That is one of the biggest mistakes most marketers make is procrastinating because they may feel that their idea isn’t good enough, no one will listen to them or even recommend their work.

WRONG… I’ve been there in my beginning and I know what that’s like. It was when I started putting those ideas and self belief methods into practice is when I started seeing real success. The funny thing is, you never know how someone is going to take something, and their is something for everyone. Of course not everyone will like your idea or blog post or product etc, but they are those that will, and that’s the people you want to reach out to because that’s the people that you can help that are interested and will actually recommend your articles, blog post, videos, audios etc to their community of marketers.

The fact is, you just HAVE to do it. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t have to be a million dollar idea just yet, you just have to get it out of your mind or out of your notebook and turn it into something real that other people can relate to, learn from, use and implement and in turn they will give you a recommendation to their friends and partners because you are giving them value and proving yourself by stepping up. You have to step out of your comfort zone and do the things that successful people do.

One of my favorite phrases or quote you can say is, “If you want to be successful, do what successful people are already doing” and that’s so true because their already successful at what their doing, you can’t copy them of course, BUT you can copy their module or system and experience success yourself. As you hear this all the time, they are only two types of people in this world, those that watch things happen, and those that make things happen. Successful people MAKE things happen because they take action, act on their ideas and beliefs and find out first hand the potential oppose to those that don’t and never know.

The lesson is to ACT and go for it, either go big or go home like it is said. You will never know how much potential your ideas and projects could of had if you never take action. When you do take action, even if everything doesn’t go according to plan, you’ll learn what to do next time, it’s called experience and that’s what makes you a expert because you will fail at some things, but that leads you to your next success.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on One of the Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned From Internet Marketing