Differentiate between Simulator and Emulator?

Sharad Jaiswal
Sharad Jaiswal

Posted On: Feb 22, 2018

 

Below are a few differences between Simulator and Emulator

Basis of differenceSimulatorEmulator
ConceptSimulation is a process which involves modeling the underlying the ongoing state of the target.Emulation can be defined as the process of imitating the outwardly observable behavior to match a target which already exists.
DefinitionA simulator is an environment which helps to modelAn emulator basically helps to replicate the existing environment
Field of functionalityIt functions on the same hostIt functions on a different host
Basic useIt performs operations of the other software where both the software has the same internal states.An emulator is basically used to replace that software which is original.

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