1. Read the excerpt below on embedded systems and fill in the blanks.
2. The image below shows one of the first ever embedded systems. Read the excerpt below and decide if it is true.
3. The washing machine has an embedded system. One example of its function is that the:
4. Modern embedded systems are often based on _________________________ (i.e. CPUs with integrated memory or peripheral interfaces)
5. Transportation systems from flight to automobiles increasingly use embedded systems. An example would be:
6. Embedded systems and sensors work together to provide one of the most important aspects of technology (and the current 'Internet of things'). What is a sensor?
7. In the example below, analyse the types of sensors and uses. Where might a pressure sensor be used?
8. The measurements taken by most sensors is analogue. (this is changing though!). Computers can only under digital data. What is the solution?
9. An actuator is often part of a computer control system. It is a mechanical device or motor that carries out the action or decision made by the embedded computer. An example would be....
10. Once an actuator has carried out its task, it sends data back to the embedded computer which decides what to do next. This is called 'negative feedback'. An example of this would be:
11. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of an embedded system?
12. An embedded system is more robust than a general purpose computer as they have no moving parts and are no a single circuit board. This makes them less likely to malfunciton.
13. An embedded system is built with lots of different tasks in mind (it isn't specific to one task). This makes it very efficient to run.
14. Which of the following are disadvantages of an embedded system?
15. The following video is extremely relevant for the future of technology. It refers to a concept called: