embedded microprocessor Small computer on a single integrated circuit consisting of a relatively simple central processing unit. Often used in car engine management systems, household appliances, etc.
embedded object One format of data that is inserted and saved within data of another format.
embedded web technology A system that uses the internet in real time to control or interact with devices in the home or as part of an industrial application.Use of a web-enabled mobile phone, for
example, allows instructions to be sent remotely to devices in the home (containing embedded microprocessors)
thus controlling their operation.
encryption The scrambling or encoding of data using software to make data unreadable to unauthorised users.