What is embedded software development?
Embedded software development is a particular subset of software development that involves software developed for and implemented in devices and hardware different from typical computers. Examples can include simple systems such as traditional calculators and more complex systems, such as smart cars.
Embedded software is designed, developed and deployed by software development companies specifically for the intended devices or pieces of hardware. The software differs from typical software we would see for computers, tablets, and phones in that it is built into a specific piece of hardware and so external factors must be considered in developing the application, such as movement and weather. The software also differs in that it is tied entirely to the device itself so it cannot be easily modified or updated.
On this page, we are going to talk a little more about what embedded software is and how it is developed.