Thread: Embedded C

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2002

    Question Embedded C

    Sorry to ask a really dumb question. I see lots of job adverts for embedded C programmers, what exactly is embedded C?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    the Corvetter
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Embedded C is what you program embedded systems with if you are going to use C. Simple as that. Not PC programming!
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Groningen (NL)
    I don't know if there really is Embedded C, but a lot of embedded systems are being programmed in C. Embedded software is software that is embedded in electronics. For example the software in mobile phones, cars, TV's etc. As Garfield said, it is not the software that you'll find on your PC.

    But the software is usually written and build on a PC, using a cross-compiler, which generates binaries for the target device. Also the debugging tools run on PC. But the final product, the embedded software, runs in the device.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Many thanks for your help Garfield and Shiro. I kinda thought it would be something like that, but wanted to make sure. Thanks again!

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Reading and writing to an embedded file
    By HLMetroid in forum C# Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-02-2009, 12:03 AM
  2. C and Embedded system
    By san_crazy in forum C Programming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-01-2008, 06:01 PM
  3. Embedded system board
    By ssharish2005 in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-12-2007, 03:03 PM
  4. Question on embedded systems
    By ssharish2005 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-12-2007, 02:28 PM
  5. embedded c++
    By fizz_uk83 in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-13-2003, 08:09 AM