A computer built into another device, such as a video game player, microwave oven, toaster, VCR, or wristwatch.
A device which has its own computing power dedicated to specific functions, usually consisting of a microprocessor and firmware. The computer becomes an integral part of the device as opposed to devices which are controlled by an independent, stand-alone computer. It implies software that integrates operating system and application functions.
a computer (usually a microprocessor) that is incorporated as an integral part into a hardware component and that is dedicated to performing specific functions of its encapsulating hardware component. For example, the computers embedded in microwave ovens, smart phones, and automobiles.