ARM announces mbed rapid development platform
ARM released the open-source mbed platform for developing ARM Cortex-M-based smart devices back in September 2009, and yesterday announced the IoT device platform with the same name. This apparently new platform uses the five-year-old mbed and consists of three major components: mbed OS, mbed Device Server, as well as an entire ecosystem that brings together over 70,000 developers.
These are the highlights of the ARM mbed rapid development platform:
- mbed OS - free operating system for devices powered by 32-bit ARM Cortex-M chips "that consolidates the fundamental building blocks of the IoT in one integrated set of software components" and offers communication, security and device management features; it will be available to partners later this fall and first production devices should arrive in 2015
- mbed Device Server - "a licensable software product that provides the required server-side technologies to connect and manage devices in a secure way"
- mbed.org - the portal that brings together over 70,000 developers across more than 30 boards and has provided five years of 24/7 cloud services, eight years of IoT and 6LowPan products, 1,000,000 yearly project builds and more than 9,000 projects published so far.
The list of launch partners for this project contains a lot of big names in the industry, including Freescale, IBM, Marvell, Ericsson, Renesas, and Silicon Labs. Please check the press release below for more details.