Advantages of embedded systems
Combined with an embedded operating system like Linux or Windows CE, they suits for many applications. They reliably perform tasks like process measuring and control technology, data logging and communication. Embedded modules are easily accessible over an ethernet connection. Therefore, established systems can be expanded or upgraded without any difficulties.
Embedded modules have a lot of interfaces like ethernet, USB, RS232, I2C, SPI and many more. Especially the low power ARM9 technology is recommended for applications like portable or mobile devices and thus demonstrates the huge field of usage.
As no fan is needed, those modules are without any mechanical load and so maintenance- and wear-free. Due to the large operating temperature range from -20°C to +80°C the embedded modules may be used in industrial and adverse environments.
Overview of the advantages:
- As the modules have every required hardware, engineering (using a deveopment board) can be quickly and cost-efficiently realized.
- There is no need for complex and time-consuming programming to create software routines due to the embedded operating system Linux.
- The small and compact size allows a wide field of application range.
- Low power consumption makes the modules especially interesting for applications like mobile and portable devices.
- They are reliable and maintenance-free as they operate without fan.