SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bluetooth, FreeRTOS, and multiprocressing are all on the rise in embedded systems, according to our latest annual survey, released in March at EE Live! FPGAs, 8-bit microcontrollers, and in-house custom operating systems are on the decline.
The following pages give a few snapshots of those and other top 10 trends in embedded systems designs.
The annual study takes a broad look at market and tech trends in embedded systems design. A total of 2,258 engineers responded to the latest survey, conducted online Jan. 18 to Feb. 21, giving a 2% confidence level for most questions.
Most respondents (55%) were from North America, with 22% in Europe and 14% in Asia. They came from a wide range of sectors including industrial (33%), consumer electronics (24%), communications (22%), automotive (18%), and medical (18%), among many others.
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