• To be honest there are much more similarities rather differences amongst them.
  • The main intention for this introduction was to overcome the difficulties faced in C programming.
  • Embedded C is more hardware oriented as opposed to the system oriented C language.


  • The post defined set of language extension for C is known as Embedded C whereas system  computer language is known as C programming language.
  • The C program  directly executes the  program from operating system’s terminal. However  embedded C needs to initially produce the file and then dump the hex code  to the embedded system where the compiling process is done.


  • OS system is must for C programming whereas it’s an option for Embedded C.


  • With C programming you can view the corresponding output on the operating system’s terminal. However no output can be seen on desktop when using  Embedded language which implies that Embedded C possess certain restrictions on software according to hardware.


  • The modern programming languages like JavaScript, C++, Python,Perl and a few others are more or less indirectly/directly pioneered by C language.However Embedded C is employed  only for the necessary microprocessor/microcontroller.


  • Embedded C is  mainly employed in microcontrollers like washing machines automobiles, etc. whereas C finds striking applications in the most easy and logical programs, system based software and so on.


  • Based on the corresponding microcontroller/processor, Embedded C is present in various formats while C programming comes with free-format source code.


  • As we have seen before the  Embedded C language has certain restrictions like limited RAM/ROM etc. However C can utilise  all of the internal system resources.


  • There can be no way data can be inputted in embedded C language  during run time, due to the nature of the predefined data. However C can easily accept input data while programming.
  • Related documents:http://www.ptinstitute.in/difference-between-embedded-c-and-c/