July 14, 2010

What is Firmware?

Firmware is nothing but a type of software.

Firmware is different from other software. Firmware is stored in ROM (Read Only Memory) where as software stored in Hard disk.

Most familiar firmware is the Basic Input Output System (BIOS) chip.

What Firmware does?
It controls Hardware.

Where firmware exist other than computer?
  • Remote controls
  • Calculators
  • Cell phones
  • Digital cameras
  • iPod

Firmware Vs Software:

Firmware is very small program. Software is very big program.
Firmware is stored in ROM. Software is stored in Hard disk