The Fraunhofer Alliance Embedded Systems
Embedded systems are a central component of technology products, e.g., in transportation, medical technology, or automation. In addition, they are usually interconnected with each other and increasingly open (e.g., towards the Internet).
Embedded systems are encountered as control units, as groups of control units, as groups of control units in a system (e.g., an airplane), and as stand-alone systems, which includes being embedded in their operating systems. The latter are also called “Cyber-Physical Systems”.