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Hype Cycle for Embedded Software and Systems, 2020

Published: 14 July 2020

ID: G00441495

Analyst(s): Alan Priestley


This Hype Cycle charts the progress and potential of embedded software and system technologies. The information here should be used 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
  • At the Peak
    • Edge Networking
    • Embedded AI
    • Edge AI
    • OMA SpecWorks LightweightM2M
    • RISC-V
    • Constrained Application Protocol
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Digital Twin
    • Embedded Software and System Security
    • Micro-OS (IoT)
    • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
    • Arduino
    • IoT Edge Architecture
    • oneM2M
    • Bluetooth 5.1
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • MicroPython
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Embedded Hypervisor
    • Sensor Fusion
    • IPv6
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • Data Distribution Service
    • AMQP
    • IoT Integration
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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