State any two advantages and two applications of an embedded system.
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Embedded systems play a vital role in our day to day life, starting from home to the computer industry, where most of the people find their job for a livelihood.
1. Consumer electronics : Cam-coders, cameras, mp3 players, DVD players etc.
2. Household applications : Television, washing machine, fridge, microwave oven etc.
3. Home automation and security systems : Air conditioners, sprinklers, intruder detection alarms, fire alarms etc. 4. Automotive industry : Antilock braking system, engine control, ignition systems, navigation system etc.
5. Telecom : Cellular telephones, handset multimedia applications.
6. Computer peripherals : Printers, scanners, fax machine etc.
7. Computer networking system : Network routers, switches, hubs, firewalls etc.
8. Healthcare : Different kind of scanners, ECG machines etc.
9. Measurement and instrumentation : Digital multi meters, digital CROs, logic analysers, PLS systems etc.
10. Banking and Retail : Automatic teller machines (ATM) and currency counters.
11. Card Readers : Barcode, smart card readers etc.

1. Design and Efficiency : The central processing core in embedded systems is generally less complicated making it easier to maintain.
2. Cost : The streamline makeup of most embedded system allows their parts to be smaller less expensive to produce.
3. Accessibility : Embedded systems are difficult to service as they are embedded inside the machine, so they have to be developed carefully.
4. Maintenance : They are easier to maintain because the supplied power is embedded in the system and does not require remote maintenance.
5. Redundancies : Embedded systems do not involve the redundant programming and maintenance involved in system models.

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