Embedded C or you can say that, a set of language extensions for the C programming language. It is basically create to support embedded processors for different embedded systems. There are several types of embedded systems like digital camera, printers, mobile phones etc; each has a particular type of processor functioning inside it.

Embedded Systems use different types of languages like; machine code, low-level language (i.e. assembly), high-level languages (i.e. C, C++, Java, ADA etc.) and application level languages (i.e. Visual Basic, Access, etc.).

C offers more flexibility in comparison to other high level languages because C is relatively small, structured language. Embedded developers prefer C language to build the embedded software because programs developed in C are much easier to understand, maintain and debug.

C standard committee extended the C language and comprises a number of features which are not available in normal C, like-

  • Fixed-point Arithmetic
  • Named address spaces
  • Basic I/O hardware addressing

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Advantages of using C in Embedded Systems-

  • Easier to understand, maintain and debug
  • Coding in C is more reliable and scalable in comparison to assembly language
  • Availability of C compilers for all embedded devices
  • In comparison to assembly, C is not specific to any particular type of microprocessor
  • It is fairly systematic
  • As C is small and simpler, you don't have to load lots of stuff into the system to run the code
  • You can find a C compiler for the most majority of these devices