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Firmware can either provide a standardized operating environment 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.
The Apollo guidance computer had firmware consisting of a specially manufactured core memory plane, called "core rope memory", where data were stored by physically threading wires through (1) or around (0) the core storing each data bit.
Since 1996 most automobiles have employed an on-board computer and various sensors to detect mechanical problems.
As originally used, firmware contrasted with hardware (the CPU itself) and software (normal instructions executing on a CPU).
It was not composed of CPU machine instructions, but of lower-level microcode involved in the implementation of machine instructions.
In fact, the television's mother board has a complex firmware too.
is a type of computer program that provides the low-level control for the device's specific hardware.Most computer peripherals are themselves special-purpose computers.