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Embedded Software vs Embedded Firmware

When building embedded systems, both embedded software and firmware are used in combination to implement code that controls the machine or device and allows it to perform its unique function.

Embedded software and firmware are similar in many aspects, but are quite different in their purpose and role within each embedded system...

Difference Between USB vs Ethernet

USB and Ethernet are both connectivity technologies that are heavily used in modern day computers; almost all computers include at least one of each port within its design. USB and Ethernet are physical connectors that can connect multiple computers or devices and utilize a specific protocol to govern how messages are sent and re...

Microprocessor vs. CPU – What is the Difference?

Modern-day computers have become so complex that it numbs the mind of a regular person. We hear people talk about “Moore’s Law,” which suggests that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years, essentially doubling computer speed and its capabilities. Growth like this is simply unimaginable, y...

GPU vs CPU – What are Their Differences and How are They Used?

By definition, an embedded system is a combination of a computer processor, computer memory, and input/output peripheral devices that has a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electronic system. Today’s embedded systems can incorporate a variety of different processor types depending on the desired function and sys...

Machine Learning and A.I. – Examples, Pros and Cons

Artificial Intelligence is a term that most people in the modern world are familiar with. Probably more commonly referred to as A.I., artificial intelligence is a hotly debated topic. Do we want A.I in our everyday lives, or do we not? We have heard many great things about how artificial intelligence can enhance and bring tremend...

Difference Between Half-Duplex vs Full-Duplex

Within embedded systems or networks, devices communicate with one another through various modes of data transmission. There is often two-way communication between devices, meaning they both are capable of sending and receiving data. This is referred to as a duplex communication system. Depending on the communication protocol and ap...