ARM Debuts Free mbed ‘Internet of Things’ Device Platform

Posted by at 4:38 am on October 6, 2014

ARM has announced a new software platform and free operating system to simplify and speed up the creation and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) products. The ARM mbed IoT Device Platform has been built around open standards, and will bring Internet protocols, security, and standards-based manageability into one solution aimed at inexpensive low-power connected devices.

The new platform is free, and implements a custom operating system for the ARM Cortex-M processor. It contains security, communication and device management, and is available to partners in late 2014 for early development, with the first production devices due in 2015.

The mbed Device Server is a licensable software product that provides the required server-side technologies to connect and manage devices in a secure way. It also provides a bridge between the protocols designed for use on IoT devices and the APIs that are used by web developers. This simplifies the integration of IoT devices that provide data into cloud frameworks that deploy analytics on the aggregated information.

Launch partners for the mbed IoT Device Platform include Atmel, CSR, Ericsson, Farnell, Freescale, IBM, KDDI, Marvell, MegaChips, MultiTech, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP, Renesas, SeeControl, Semtech, Silicon Labs, Stream Technologies, ST, Telenor Connexion, Telefonica, Thundersoft, u-blox, wot.io and Zebra.

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