What is an embedded system ?? Trial of a definition ...

Hi All,

An embedded system is a system which can’t be used location independent
… that means it needs a specific environment for its operation.

You can move a PDA or a desktop PC from one location to an other … it
simple works again.

This is e.g. not possible with a SoftPLC, a settop box or a multimedia
device of a car.

IMHO … QNX is also well suited for small systems and not only
for embedded systems ( → environment dependent systems )

Discussions ??