Our lives are surrounded by embedded systems: phones, watches,
toys, appliances - even some light switches - all qualify. You
have a small computer that must control a physical thing that you
interact with. Because of this physical interaction, safety must
always be the top priority - and there are many international
standards that may apply to help ensure appropriate steps are
taken to reduce risk to the consumer to an acceptable level.
Longevity is also a concern for consumer goods. If I have to
buy a new phone every two years I might be okay with that, but
if I have to buy a new clothes washer after two years I
probably won't be buying that brand again.
All of these
customer expectations feed into your device requirements and trickle
down into your hardware and software design decisions. Additionally,
consumer electronics usually must offer a wide selection of options
- so planning for a common platform to share
throughout your portfolio can pay huge dividends in only a few years.
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