The following article is a basic overview of embedded systems as they apply to routers. It was written as part of a college project for an introductory PC hardware course. We encourage you to read our article at the address listed below and we welcome your comments. Please let us know if there is anything that you think we should have included but didn't, or if there is anything that you think is inaccurate or inappropriate. Please keep in mind that this is not a highly technical review of the subject, but rather a brief summary. The article concentrates on the hardware used in routers rather than the software and includes a brief discussion on RISC architecture. We also discuss how an ordinary PC can be tranformed into a router.
-Hardware -CPUs -RISC -MIPS -ARM -Memory
Scott Drummond Devin Patel