Embedded Software Development: 5 Key Tendencies

By: Segiy Sergienko, 23 Nov 2020
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Various Internet of Things projects advance and surprise us with innovative functionality every day. What quite recently was deemed the distant future of technology rapidly becomes the regular present and turns into a rather “distant path” in a month or so. All in all, today, humanity is experiencing one of the strongest leaps in technological development.

Practically every modern application, let alone gadgets, has a built-in software system. Reputable sources forecast the embedded software market to reach $160 billion in total revenue by 2026.

Manufacturers embed software into the electronics of cars, phones, modems, robots, household appliances, toys, security systems, pacemakers, TVs, and set-top boxes, as well as digital clocks and much more. The typical Internet of Things project easily covers that, but providing reliable software for missiles and aircraft is a completely different class of development and overall effort.

We, at Sirin Software, decided to highlight the latest tendencies of developing embedded systems, which offer a reinforced level of security, improved controls, and inherent scalability.

Embedded Systems Programming

Embedded programming implies the creation of software tailored to concrete applications and usually covers the design of both hardware and software. The ultimate goal here is to meet a specific format. The key features of real-time embedded systems include speed, safety, size, and power. To understand how big the embedded industry is, keep in mind that  back in 2017, the market for embedded systems cost no more than $70 – by 2025, it is expected to pass the $100 billion mark.

Upcoming Tendencies of Embedded Software Companies

The steady growth of the embedded systems niche makes market players expand their expertise and new solutions and approaches appear by the day. But let’s take a look at the five key trends in the embedded market for 2020.

Lower energy requirements

Making energy-dependent devices consume less power while operating in the longest cycles is a major design issue nowadays. Several solutions are currently under development (Bluetooth solutions and Wi-Fi interfaces) to monitor and make embedded devices more energy-sufficient. We’ll surely see significant progress sooner than later.

Reinforced security of embedded solutions 

With the advance of innovative Internet of Things projects, software engineers and product providers get to improve security standards. Enhanced embedded security technologies allow creating automated systems that generate digital keys to be used in the IoT network. On top of that, microcontrollers can now get special security-focused functionality that works separately from all regular features.

Visualization capabilities in real-time embedded systems 

Yet another major focus are visualization tools that enable better monitoring and analysis of embedded solutions’ performance. Thus, it becomes ultimately more accessible to track software operation specifics from the lowest to the highest levels.

Connecting embedded computers to cloud

Connecting embedded industrial systems to the Internet and cloud in a traditional development cycle often takes weeks or even months. Consequently, solutions for connecting to cloud will be an essential milestone in the advancement of the embedded systems. Such solutions will allow making compatible hardware ultimately more accessible in terms of cloud connectivity.

Integrations of Deep Learning

Deep Learning is a promising niche that has lots of space to discover and explore. From image processing to audio recognition – the scope of application here is expanding and growing in value on a regular basis. The concepts of deep learning and artificial intelligence will soon become the top embedded systems trends, outrunning even cloud benefits and security efforts.


Embedded programming is expensive and time-consuming. Today, a large percentage of companies are exploring the possibility of outsourcing embedded software projects. This allows you to reduce costs while improving quality and time-to-market.

Sirin Software provides embedded software services with experience and profiled knowledge in mind, gathering individual teams of highly-qualified software engineers according to your Internet of Things project needs and requirements.

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