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Professional Windows® Embedded Compact 7 by Thierry Joubert, David Jones, Samuel Phung

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Chapter 1

Embedded Development

WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Defining an embedded device
  • Using software for an embedded device
  • Establishing key elements for embedded development

Embedded development has been around for decades. The terms such as embedded system and embedded computer are widely used by marketing professionals across multiple industries. However, the actual meaning and representation for the term embedded is still vague.

Although it’s not within this book’s objective to delve into the definition for the term embedded, you need to understand a general boundary for the embedded device, embedded software, and development environment relevant to Windows Embedded contents in this book.

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