Embedded Systems

I define embedded systems as machines that have computing technology embedded within them. It may be easier to provide a few examples:

  • A digital thermostat
  • A modern blender with digital speed control
  • A car, specifically the Engine Control Unit
  • Certain parts of cellphones, such as the touch screen, GPS, audio subsystem
  • Most "Internet of Things" devices like smart light bulbs
  • WiFi Router
  • Computer Mouse
  • Solar charger/MPPT

In general, does it have some "intelligence" to it in the form of electronics, then it is likely an Embedded System.