Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Embedded Software and Systems, 2013

Published: 01 August 2013

ID: G00251344

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy


Embedded software is a vital component of modern electronic systems. We chart the progress of embedded operating systems, tools, software, hardware, programming standards and design techniques. Eventually, the Internet of Things will transform the embedded software and systems industry.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • Intelligent System
    • Constrained Application Protocol
    • Tangible User Interfaces
    • Embedded Hypervisor
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • LiteOS
    • OneM2M
    • Biochips
    • Parallelization and Optimization Tools
  • At the Peak
    • OpenSL ES
    • DASH7
    • Internet of Things
    • OpenGL ES 3.0
    • Contiki
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Open SCADA
    • TinyOS
    • On-Device Monitoring
    • Virtual Prototypes
    • MatrixSSL
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • OMA Device Management
    • Multicore Programming
    • Z-Wave
    • Embedded GUI
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • Remote Monitoring and Device Management
    • System Prototyping
    • IC Subsystem Reuse
  • Climbing the Slope
    • SCOTA
    • 802.15.4/ZigBee
    • MISRA-C 2012
    • ESL Design Tools and Methodologies
    • Offload Engines
    • Cortex M
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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