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Reference and guide to SFIA version 7. Framework status: Current standard.

#46 Embedded systems and Internet of Things: change request accepted

There is a skill set for those who make and code embedded systems. whether weather stations or drones. They include real time Analog to digital sensing, low-level coding including assembler, but now also IP and networking, RF etc

Raised by Andrew Watkins on the SFIA User Forum LinkedIn group.

Download: What the Internet of Things Needs Systems Engineering.pdf (470.3KB)

Attached to Real-time/embedded systems development


What we decided

Accepted. See also change request #16.

What we changed

Additional skill for SFIA7 - Real time/embedded systems development.

Consideration given to whether this was already covered by existed SFIA skills such as Software development/programming, Systems design, Testing.

  • We concluded there was significant differences to warrant a standalone skill,
  • For SFIA7 this is written as a skill encompassing the full lifecycle (design, development, test) - this decision will be monitored and revisited if necessary.
Sfia Updates Manager says:
Oct 01, 2017 09:53 AM

We should also consider the wider implications beyond software engineering to the systems engineering skills implied by Internet of Things developments.