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AQA Computer Science GCSE

This page is up to date for the AQA 8525 syllabus for exams from 2022.

4.8 Computer Systems – Embedded Systems

Embedded systems are the computers that run everything from our washing machines to our cars. You need to know what they are, how they differ from general purpose computers and, very basically, how they are programmed.

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The programs which run in embedded systems are often written using a low-level programming language called assembly language.