Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Embedded Software and Systems, 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00258256

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy


Embedded software and systems are a vital component of modern electronic devices. 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
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • IoT Platform
    • 802.11ah
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • Constrained Application Protocol
    • Tangible User Interfaces
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • oneM2M
    • Biochips
    • LiteOS
  • At the Peak
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • Embedded Hypervisor
    • Contiki
    • DASH7
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • Parallelization and Optimization Tools
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Internet of Things
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • Wearable User Interfaces
    • Bluetooth 4
    • OpenSL ES
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Open SCADA
    • OpenGL ES
    • TinyOS
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Virtual Prototypes
    • OMA Device Management
    • MatrixSSL
    • Z-Wave
    • Multicore Programming
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • Embedded GUI
    • AMQP
    • IoT Intelligent Monitoring and Management
    • IPv6
  • Climbing the Slope
    • System Prototyping
    • IC Subsystem Reuse
    • ZigBee
    • ESL Design Tools and Methodologies
    • MISRA C 2012
    • SCOTA
    • Offload Engines
    • Cortex M
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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