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Embedded Systems and the Year 2000 Problem



G E. Fisher, M Cherry


Much has been written about embedded systems and how they will be affected by the year 2000 problem. During the first 6 months of 1999, a significant amount of conflicting information was spread about the outlook for fixing systems that rely on embedded processors. This article presents information about embedded systems to help clarify the nature and extent of the problems associated with embedded systems remediation. In addition, given that there are fewer than 150 days left in 1999, the article provides recommendations on what can be done about assessing embedded systems and where resources should be focused between now and January 1, 2000.
National Institue of Standards and Technology


embedded system, realtime clock, remediation approach, year 2000 problem


Fisher, G. and Cherry, M. (1999), Embedded Systems and the Year 2000 Problem, National Institue of Standards and Technology (Accessed July 19, 2024)


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Created November 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017