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Java in embedded and consumer systems

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R. Kinder ; Sun Microsystem

Summary form only given. The Java platform has created a great deal of excitement within the computer industry, especially in connection with the World Wide Web. One should not overlook Java's beginning as an embedded solution, designed to power various consumer electronic devices. There are now essentially 4 Java platforms; Enterprise Java, Personal Java, Embedded Java, and JavaCard. Each platform is suited to different applications, ranging from desktop computers to deeply embedded devices such as smartcards. Embedded devices typically display a number of characteristics, such as limited memory, varied or no displays, various input methods and a vast array of microprocessors. Increasingly these devices are being networked together, and utilised in extensive, possibly IP based networks. The Java platforms offer a great deal of flexibility for the embedded developer. The author provides an overview of these platforms, and other issues facing such developers

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Open Control in the Process and Manufacturing Indusgtries (Digest No. 1998/281), IEE Colloquium on

Date of Conference:

15 May 1998