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ARM announces mbed rapid development platform

ARM mbed OS architecture detailed
ARM mbed OS
The mbed ecosystem consists of a modern full-stack OS designed for 32-bit ARM Cortex-M chips, a Device Server, and a set of tools that includes a Web IDE and developer Web services.

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"
  • - 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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10- 2 (Update: 2021-05-18)