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Does all hardware need firmware?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SpoonLicker, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. SpoonLicker

    SpoonLicker Banned Thread Starter

    Feb 5, 2013
    Face it, CD/DVD/BLU-RAY all use firmware on their drives, digital cameras use it, USB uses it, video cards on computers use it; pretty much every different kind of hardware I can think of uses firmware.

    Firmware is burned program code and data, so all hardware needs program code and data memory to execute.

    Aside from programming for hardware directly, all hardware seems to have burned program code in one way or another.

    Mice devices/point and click devices have firmware, keyboards, etc.

    Is there any hardware that doesn't use firmware?
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    The speakers plugged into the computer (unless they are USB).

    A basic desk lamp.
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