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Hype Cycle for Embedded Software and Systems, 2015

Published: 14 July 2015

ID: G00273568

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy


In this Hype Cycle, we chart the progress of embedded software and system technologies such as embedded operating systems, tools, software, hardware, programming, messaging, and communication protocols and design techniques as they become the core building blocks for the Internet of Things.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • 802.11ah
    • Constrained Application Protocol
    • IoT Platform
    • Biochips
    • oneM2M
  • At the Peak
    • Data Distribution Service
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • LiteOS
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • Contiki
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • Embedded Hypervisor
    • Wearables
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • Parallelization and Optimization Tools
    • Open SCADA
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Raspberry Pi
    • TinyOS
    • OMA Lightweight M2M
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Virtual Prototypes
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • MatrixSSL
    • Multicore Programming
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • OpenSL ES
  • Climbing the Slope
    • AMQP
    • Bluetooth 4
    • IPv6
    • OpenGL ES
    • IC Subsystem Reuse
    • ZigBee
    • System Prototyping
    • ESL Design Tools and Methodologies
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Cortex M
    • SCOTA
    • MISRA C 2012
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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