Overview [1]#

Firmware is a type of computer program that provides the low-level control for the device's specific hardware.

Firmware can either provide a standardized Operating System for the device's more complex software (allowing more hardware-independence), or, for less complex devices, act as the device's complete Operating System, performing all control, monitoring and data manipulation functions. Typical examples of devices containing firmware are embedded systems, consumer appliances, computers, computer peripherals, and others.

Firmware is present in almost all electronic devices beyond the very simplest deviced.

Firmware is held in non-volatile memory devices such as ROM, EPROM, or flash memory.

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