The Global Market for M2M Embedded Software Demand-Side Analysis

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information Inc. announces the addition of a new market research report "The Global Market for M2M Embedded Software Demand-Side Analysis" at

This report investigates requirements, preferences, and trends of M2M embedded system engineering OEMs across a variety of market segments. Specifically, this report focuses on the use of operating system (OS) platforms as well as different processor and development tool types by embedded engineers in current development projects and expected use in upcoming projects. The in-depth analysis and statistics provided in this research are based on VDC's 2013 M2M Embedded System Engineering survey. Additionally, this report provides insight into how the selection of OS, development tools, and processors can impact other characteristics of technology selection and project performance.

Executive Summary

Rapid evolution in device functionality expectations and complexity of the components and tools needed to design these products are spurring a number of changes in systems engineering. The semiconductor landscape is advancing faster than ever to meet industry needs as OEMs more commonly incorporate a range of processor types and multiprocessor architectures in their newest devices. Suppliers such as Intel and ARM have responded by introducing new models and expanding into new device classes at an accelerated pace. Engineering organizations are reevaluating their operating system (OS) decisions in the face of the changes in processor technologies and expanding code bases. These advances are rendering some legacy in-house OSs obsolete while accelerating the rate at which Android and other new options become viable alternatives.

Trends fostering growth across the development tool classes include the need to design increasingly complex and connected embedded devices, time-to-market pressures, tight budgets, industry process or safety standards, and awareness of the impact from software vulnerabilities. Newer tooling solutions from suppliers such as IBM Rational, MathWorks, PTC, Synopsys, Coverity, and others are offering increased automation, improved functionality, tool-to-tool integration, and enhanced security to better meet current needs of OEMs. However, the aforementioned pressures continue to mount, challenging existing practices of piecemeal tool use and siloed development workflows. As a result, adoption of more collaborative development practices such as Agile, DevOps, and engineering domain integration is accelerating.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • VPS End-User Trends and Insights
  • Additional Ideas & Insights
  • About this Report

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