Java Embedded – A Driving Force Behind “Internet of Things”

As popularly seen, Java is marking its presence all around the globe, in each nook and corner of technology. Due to its simplistic, quality oriented, profit driven, robust approach, Java has won hearts of millions while choosing the programming language.


A further step ahead comes Java Embedded – an extension to Java which resides in embedded devices like sensors, micro controllers, gateways. Java Embedded is the key to enter the world of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) – the booming technologies the world is witnessing today. Such Java Embedded devices enable intelligent systems in various kinds of service areas and domains and provide a seamless integration between the cloud and the devices, thus increasing speed to market. The Java Embedded technology is the foundation to these intelligent devices, which have carved a niche for themselves and provides novel methods to connect the data from the devices and analyses it further for betterment of business prospects and driver smarter business.


Why Java Embedded?

  • A highly popular application platform today because of the its robustness, powerful tools, quality aspect and flexibility
  • Supports consistent run time environment
  • Support for any type of device, size and market
  • Java Embedded supports major needs like embedded processor support, power management etc.
  • High performance and portable applications
  • Platform independent, secure and very productive
  • Its portability because of compilation of machine independent source programs

How does Java Embedded work?

Embedded system primarily involve a rigid time factor as these real time systems rely on design and implementation based on particular instances and timings. Focus areas where Java Embedded plays a vital role are machine control, telephony, data acquisition, home appliances, mobile devices, medical instruments.


The major source of input for embedded systems are signals, which are random and external. At the inset of such signals, it is essential for the processor to take these signals on priority, stop the other work else because of their short lived nature, these signals may be lost. Looking at these, the Java Embedded programs have to be highly efficient in parallel execution and organization of different threads. There is a synchronous activity which has to go on like getting new data, analysing existing data, integrating with past inputs, display the signals.
Java Embedded has a cutting edge over other embedded technologies because of its striking features. Such applications are compiled in native ISA for the required hardware. They are capable of running in the absence of hardware like floppy disk, hard disk or network connection. They are based on small, robust run time packages which are designed to fit the requirements exactly. They hold the capacity to run on multiple processors, as required.
We at SPEC INDIA are well skilled and experienced in various flavours of Java Application Development and have successfully implemented diverse projects using the Java family. We have gathered demonstrative experience in Java Embedded and IoT.

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