An embedded computing system is a combination of embedded hardware and software, designed to perform a specific dedicated function in an electronic device or a machine. It can work as an independent system or a part of a larger system. The hardware and software are two distinguished parts of any embedded computing system, which are activated by a set of commands called program to perform an operation as lone system. "Embedded" denotes the fact that they are inseparable part of the system. For embedded computing, microcontrollers (MCUs) or microprocessors (MPUs) or custom-designed chips are used to run the system along with supporting software in ROM (Read Only Memory). They have strong characteristics of high speed, low power consumption, accuracy, adaptability, reliability, reusability, size, and others. Elements in any embedded computing include interfaces, input/output, display, memory, and others. In general, it encompasses storage, timers, power supply, system application circuits, and serial communication ports.
Embedded computing systems are used to control, monitor, or perform another specific function of electronic equipment by fixed set of program, plan, or rules. They perform functions such as reading sensor inputs, processing that data, display required output, generating & transmitting commands, and transforming the information. Embedded computing systems are vastly used in variety of applications including home applications, office automation, banking, security, automobile, defense, personal, healthcare, and other sectors. Embedded computing is used in sectors including automobile, security, aerospace & avionics, telecommunications, consumer electronics, transportation, smart card industry and others. The market for embedded computing has been driven by increased use of consumer electronics and rise in adoption of artificial intelligence in variety of applications across the globe. Other factors that affect the global embedded computing market include technological advancements in healthcare, automation of processes and increased demand in automobile, defense & smart home appliances and others. The demand for embedded computing is increasing worldwide on account of potential growth in rising economies as well as evolution in Internet of Things (IoTs). However, the configuration and features of embedded systems are difficult to design and incurs additional costs for additional features. In addition, the hardware of embedded systems has limitations of its own including limited lifespan, memory capacity, and others.
The market for embedded computing is segmented on the basis of its types, end users, and geography. Based on type, the market is segmented into hardware and software segment. The hardware segment further includes microprocessor, microcontroller, digital signal processor, and other (ASIC,& FPGA) sub-segments. The end users for embedded computing market include automotive, industrial, healthcare, energy, communications, consumer electronics, and others (BFSI, defense, and transportation).
The market research study on “Embedded Computing Market (Type: Hardware, Software; End-users: Automotive, Industrial, Healthcare, Energy, Communications, Consumer Electronics, Others) – Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2015-2022” offers a detailed study on the global market entailing insights on its different market segments. The report provides an insight of worldwide embedded computing industry including market outlook, end user segments, classifications and industry chain analysis. The report covers the basic development policies and layouts of manufacturing processes and cost structures. Secondly, the report covers the global embedded computing market size (value), and the segment markets by type, end-user industry, and geography (further segmented into country) and companies operating in the market. The embedded computing market analysis is provided for regions including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. For each region, market analysis is further extended for major countries in each regional market and end users are analyzed as well as segment markets by types and applications are evaluated.
The global embedded computing market is segmented as below:
Market By Type
- Microprocessor unit (MPU)
- Microcontroller unit (MCU)
- Digital signal processor (DSP)
- Others (ASIC, FPGA, and embedded boards)
Market By End-user
- Consumer Electronics
- Others (A&D)
Market By Geography
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Rest of World
- Latin America
- Middle East
Among the major players operating in this market, few profiled in the report include Microsoft Corporation, Intel Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Microchip Technology Inc., Atmel Corporation, Renesas Electronics Corporation, ARM Holdings Plc, IBM Corporation, Qualcomm Inc., and Texas Instruments Inc. among others.