Java Embedded - A Big Thrust To Internet of Things14 Oct 2014
Adding feathers to its cap, Java has come up with umpteen new technologies, one of which is Java Embedded which proves to be an extension to Java and resides in embedded devices such as chips, sensors, microcontrollers and many more. It is the fundamental block to the entire rise of upcoming technologies like IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine). Devices with Java Embedded support intelligent systems being utilized in varied service areas and domains and also provide a seamless integration between the cloud and the devices. This technology has set up its own foothold in the industry and comes up with innovative ideas to connect the device to the data and further provide analysis data which can then be used for the improvisation of business processes and for smarter business.
Salient Features of Java Embedded
- Gaining popularity because of its strong tools, quality control, flexibility and scalability
- Provides uniform runtime environment
- Flexibility towards multiple types of devices with varied sizes
- Extended support to primary requirements like embedded processor support and power management
- Performance oriented and portability support
- Focus on security, platform independence and productivity
Workflow of Java Embedded for IoT
These embedded systems consider the time factor to be a very important once since they are real time systems operating at particular instances. There are certain areas where Java Embedded plays a significant role like machine control, mobile device, home appliances and many more.
Java Embedded works primarily on the signal technology, which are random. On the set of these signals, the processor takes up this signal immediately and stops the other part of the work. The programs have to be so efficient that all the activities have to be in synchronization and parallel to each other.
Owing to its prominent features, this technology has an edge above the rest. These applications are compiled in native ISA for the necessary hardware. They donot need the presence of hardware like hard disk or network connectivity to execute. There are compact run time packages that take care of the requirements and execute on many processors, as needed.