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Hype Cycle for Embedded Software and Systems, 2018

Published: 26 July 2018

ID: G00338675

Analyst(s): Bill Ray


This Hype Cycle charts the progress and potential of embedded software and system technologies. Technology product managers should use it to select the best tools, software, hardware, messaging, security and communications systems 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
    • Micro OS
    • OMA SpecWorks LightweightM2M
  • At the Peak
    • RISC-V
    • Constrained Application Protocol
    • Biochips
    • Bluetooth 5
    • Digital Twin
    • IoT Platform
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Arduino
    • Data Distribution Service
    • oneM2M
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • Open SCADA
    • MicroPython
    • Embedded Hypervisor
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • Sensor Fusion
  • Climbing the Slope
    • IoT Integration
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • IPv6
    • AMQP
    • 6LoWPAN
  • Entering the Plateau
    • SCOTA
    • Simulation and Virtual Prototyping
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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