Embedded Computing

This is a mind map to aid in understanding what Embedded Computing is all about.

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Embedded Computing by Mind Map: Embedded Computing

1. History

1.1. 1960s: Apollo Guidance Computer

1.1.1. first recognizeable embedded system

1.1.2. developed for Apollo Program

1.2. 1961: Autonetic D17 Guidance Computer

1.2.1. developed for Minuteman missile for US

1.2.2. first mass-produced embedded system

1.3. 1971: Intel 4004

1.3.1. first commercial microprocessor

1.4. 1976: Microcontrollers

1.5. Feb. 1992: PC/104 Consortium

2. Challenges

2.1. Dependability

2.2. Design defects

2.3. Memory Performance

2.4. Harsh Environment

3. Future

3.1. Connectivity: Always-on Infrastructure

3.2. Personal Storage

3.3. Simplicity

3.4. Security

3.5. Next Generation

4. Definition

4.1. devices used to control, monitor or assist the operation of equipment, machinery, or plant

4.2. integral part of the system.

4.3. It doesn't usually need a controller

5. can be categorized by

5.1. Type of Processor

5.1.1. Computational Micros

5.1.2. Embedded General-purpose micros

5.1.3. Digital Signal Processors

5.1.4. Microcontrollers

5.1.5. Network Processors

5.2. Application Area

5.2.1. Image Processing and Consumer Market

5.2.2. Communications Market

5.2.3. Automotive Market

5.2.4. Medicinal Market

6. Examples can be found in:

6.1. Telecommunications

6.2. Medical Equipments

6.3. Transportatoin System