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Hype Cycle for Embedded Software and Systems, 2016

Published: 22 July 2016

ID: G00297389

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

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