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1. Embedded systems

The computers we are most familiar with are those that are in plain view. For example laptops, desktops, tablets and so on. They have an input device such as a keyboard or touch screen and one or more outputs such as screen and speaker.

But there is another class of computer, called the embedded computer. These are often overlooked, as they are part of larger pieces of equipment or systems.

The section describes the embedded computer.