In electronic seestems an computin, firmware[lower-alpha 1] is a teep o saftware that provides control, monitorin an data manipulation o ingineered products an seestems. Teepical examples o devices conteenin firmware are embeddit seestems (such as traffic lichts, consumer appliances, remote controls an deegital watches), computers, computer peripherals, mobile phones, an deegital cameras. The firmware conteened in thir devices provides the law-level control programme for the device. As o 2013, maist firmware can be updatit.
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- It is whiles abbreviatit as "FW", which is constructit efter "HW" an "SW" staundin for "haurdware" an "saftware", respectively.