This blog is dedicated to the embedded web — putting web technologies on devices and mobile devices.
In the past, embedded meant small microcontrollers, real-time, custom operating systems and restricted functionality and requirements. But today, embedded is much broader. Many embedded systems have powerful CPUs, more than adequate memory and well connected communications capabilities. So there really are two embedded worlds:
* Tiny embedded (8 & 16 bit micro-controllers)
* The embedded rest
To illustrate the point, I’ve been playing with my new RAZR phone and didRAZR Phone some benchmarks. I use an IBM T42P notebook with a fast Centrino CPU. Without boring you with too much detail, the RAZR benchmarks at about 1/5 the speed of the IBM Thinkpad. This is pretty respectable for a tiny phone. It has ~35MB of RAM and is well connected to the internet via GPRS and EVDO. More powerful than a mainframe in the early 80’s.
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