Embedded Systems

Embedded System is the Concept - Converting into Reality. Embedded systems span all aspects of modern life and there are many examples of their use.

An embedded system is a computer system designed to do one or a few dedicated and/or specific functions often with real-time computing constraints. It is embedded as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical parts. By contrast, a general-purpose computer, such as a personal computer (PC), is designed to be flexible and to meet a wide range of end-user needs. Embedded systems control many devices in common use today.

In the extremely diverse Embedded Market consisting of tens of thousands of unique and highly specialized embedded device applications the scope of operations and the benefits of specialization are numerous. It is an expanding market with limitless potential and Lampex has firmly set its focus on Embedded Systems.

The current thrust is on IP based applications, PDAs, Networking, Consumer Electronics, etc. These products besides being integral to technology transfer worldwide would also be deployed for in-house production.

Each day, our lives become more dependent on 'Embedded System', digital information technology that is embedded in our environment. This includes not only safety-critical applications such as automotive devices and controls, railways, aircraft, aerospace and medical devices, but also communications, 'mobile worlds' and 'e-worlds', the 'smart' home, clothes, factories etc. All of these have wide-ranging impacts on society, including security, privacy and modes of working and living.

More than 98% of processors applied today are in Embedded System and are no longer visible to the customer as 'computers' in the ordinary sense. New processors and methods of processing sensors, actuators, communications and infrastructures are 'enablers' for this very pervasive computing. They are in a sense ubiquitous, that is, almost invisible to the user and almost omnipresent. As such, they form the basis for a significant economic push.

These applications are 'Vision Driven' as in the following examples:

  • Automotive: Accident Free Driving
  • Aerospace: A free, Safe Sky for All
  • Medical Devices: Robotic Surgeon
  • Communications: Seamless Connectivity
  • E-Life: Ubiquitous/Pervasive computing

As Designers struggle with developing application solutions consisting of complex systems-on-a-chip with a significant software component, they must deal with a diversity of tools with very different philosophies and assumptions, to help manage this task. On one hand are tools, which assume a clean separation between the hardware and software parts of the design with an abstraction of the hardware available for software development. On the other hand are tools that try to handle the hardware and software parts of the design concurrently. What drives these different philosophies? Which of these is critical for emerging system designs? Which of these is viable going forward? Our panel of experts consisting of designers, embedded software tool providers, system design tool providers and an academic will answer these challenging questions. In case if you are looking for designing PCB's for your embedded application please visit our Electronic Assembly Contract Manufacturing Services Division.