Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Embedded Software and Systems, 2017

Published: 19 July 2017

ID: G00332814

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Bill Ray


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
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • Bluetooth 5
    • Digital Twin
  • At the Peak
    • Constrained Application Protocol
    • Open Mobile Alliance Lightweight M2M
    • LiteOS
    • Biochips
    • IoT Platform
    • Contiki
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • oneM2M
    • Embedded Hypervisor
    • Data Distribution Service
    • Parallelization and Optimization Tools
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • TinyOS
    • Open SCADA
    • Raspberry Pi
    • IoT Integration
    • MatrixSSL
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Multicore Programming
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • IPv6
    • AMQP
    • ZigBee
    • 6LoWPAN
    • OpenGL ES
    • OpenSL ES
  • Entering the Plateau
    • SCOTA
    • Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
    • Cortex M
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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