Embedded Systems

Lesson Instructions

Watch and follow the YouTube video, the lesson contains three parts:

  1. Key Information and content - all you need to do here is watch and listen. We recommend you take some notes for this one!

  2. Learning activity - You are to complete the fill in the blanks on embedded systems.

  3. Consolidation - these are past exam question and are for deliberate practice to check your understanding.

Task - Fill in the Blanks Activity

Embedded systems activity

Task - Exam Questions - Deliberate Practice

Exam Questions - Web

Mark Scheme

Question 1 (a)

  • Smart Watch

Question 1 (b)

1 mark per bullet for justification to max 2

  • A smart watch is not a general-purpose computer

  • ...which means the smart watch has one/limited/specific/dedicated function(s)

  • Smart watch has a microprocessor

  • ...on a single circuit board

  • It is a computer system that is built within the watch

  • Runs firmware

  • Smart watch has built-in OS // difficult to change/manipulate the OS/function

  • Smart watch has few components all essential to its purpose

  • Smart watch has specific hardware required to function i.e. speaker/headphones

Answers must be applied to scenario. Do not award generic definitions.

Allow opposite reasons for why a laptop is not an embedded system but do not allow repeated points.