Embedded Systems Industry

Hard-to-Find Components for Embedded Systems

An embedded system (also known as an integrated system) is a combination of computer hardware and software designed for a specific function or functions within a larger system.  The system can be programmable or have fixed functionality.  Essentially an embedded system consists of a hardware device with embedded software with the intention to provide some form of intelligent behavior.

Previously, electronic measurement and control systems consisted entirely of hardware.  In an embedded system, the processors (microprocessors and/or controllers) with software takes over part of these electronic measurement and control tasks.  Because the software can easily be replaced, the device has more flexibility to adapt to future requirements.

Embedded systems are an integral part of modern technology.  Embedded systems are used in all kinds of electronic products, from smartphones to automobiles and from televisions to washing machines.  Essentially, embedded systems are used everywhere automation is needed and the industry supports many other large industries such as the automotive, robotics, and telecommunications industries.

This industry often has need of components in short supply (shortages or allocations) as well as end-of-life components.

FIND YOUR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS Looking for hard-to-find electronic components for embedded systems? Use the part finder or contact us.

Embedded Systems Applications

VRG Components® offers customers a wide range of components that are used in the embedded systems sector such as:

  • Motor and cruise control systems
  • Body or Engine safety
  • Entertainment and multimedia in cars
  • E-Com and Mobile access
  • Robotics in assembly lines
  • Wireless communications
  • Mobile computing and networking
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Embedded System - green VGA monitor circuit board with multiple electronic components installed

Tailored Support

Our sourcing experts at VRG Components focus on meeting your specific industry needs which is the starting point of our comprehensive worldwide service.  Our global team keeps track of changing industry requirements and complies with these requirements as it pertains to sourcing.  You have the support of our dedicated experts.

No matter how you need our help, we’ll be there.

Typical Manufacturers for the Embedded Systems Sector

VRG Components is proud to offer reliable components from major manufacturers such as: 

AMD     Analog Devices     Intel (Altera)     Micron Technology     Nvidia     NXP     onsemi

ROHM     Samsung     Skyworks     STMicroelectronics     Texas Instruments     Xilinx

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Analog Devices

Analog Devices is an American multinational semiconductor company specializing in data conversion, signal processing and power management technology.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.

NXP logo


NXP Semiconductors is a world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets.

STM, STMicro, ST Microelectronics logo


STMicroelectronics is a French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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onsemi manufacturers energy efficient connectivity, sensing, power management, analog, logic, timing, discrete, and custom devices.

ROHM Semiconductor logo


ROHM designs and manufactures integrated circuits (ICs), semiconductors, and other electronic components.

Embedded System Components Part Finder

In order to make it easy to search through a vast inventory of electronic components, VRG has developed a part finder.  Enter the part number and browse through our entire inventory.  Once you have found the components you are looking for, you can request a quote that fits your needs.  Our sales team will contact you to tailor your quotation for hard-to-find components.

FIND YOUR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS Looking for hard-to-find electronic components for embedded systems? Use the part finder or contact us.

Product Categories

VRG Components can source any electronic parts that are hard to find – in short supply (allocations), end-of-life, or have long lead times.  We do this by leveraging our extensive network of carefully vetted, reliable suppliers.  The following electronic components are used extensively in the embedded systems sector:

Microcontrollers, Transistors – FETs, MOSFETs – RF, RFID, RF Access, Monitoring ICs, Logic – Buffers, Drivers, Receivers, Transceivers, Interface – I/O Expanders, Microprocessors, DSPs, and more.

3 transistor components

Diodes & Transistors

A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power.

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Microcontrollers & Processors

A microcontroller is a small computer on a single metal-oxide-semiconductor integrated circuit chip.

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Drivers & Devices

Transceivers and transmitters are components often used in embedded systems.

VRG Components is Your Ideal Partner

Our customers are often under pressure to find stock quickly.  Components must meet their quality standards and arrive on time.

Global customers choose VRG Components for our ability to secure the products they need, the speed at which we can deliver, our reliability, quality, and our ongoing customer support.  In other words, VRG is the essential supply chain partner that can provide you with peace of mind.

  • Unsurpassed global supply chain
  • Get a quote quickly
  • Quality focused & AS9120B / ISO 9001: 2015 certified
  • Highest quality components
  • Competitive pricing
  • Flexible payment terms

VRG Components is AS9120B / ISO 9001: 2015 certified.  Our Quality Management System contains strict quality guidelines and rigorous counterfeit avoidance measures so you can rely on the quality of the electronic parts you receive from us.  Get everything you need by contacting VRG Components for your electronic parts needs.


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Embedded Electronics Applications


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Other Relevant Industries

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Well designed robotics applications automate processes to increase manufacturing efficiencies.

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The automotive industry utilizes complex computerized systems.

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