Mbed OS is a free, open source platform operating system that includes all the necessary features to facilitate the development of IoT connected products, including standards-based security and connectivity stacks, an RTOS kernel, middleware for storage and networking, and remote device management. It is developed by Arm and our partners to tackle the challenges of creating and deploying IoT devices. We've got a vibrant community of 360k+ developers and 120+ partners who are contributing to Mbed and interacting on our forums.
Last Tuesday, 300 participants came together in San Jose for the third annual edition of Mbed Connect, Arm's developer conference. With nine technical sessions, nine workshops and 990 beverages consumed this was our biggest US event to date. If you were present, we hope that you learned a ton from our speakers, workshop organizers and the other attendees; if you weren't present, we've gathered the best resources from the day in this blog post.
Also: you're not too late to register for Mbed Connect China (next Monday) or Mbed Connect Japan (5 December) yet!
Johan Stokking giving his keynote at Mbed Connect 2018
I'm excited to announce today that Arm is expanding the Mbed family with a brand-new operating system, Arm Mbed Linux OS.
One of the most rewarding aspects of product management is when you solve pervasive problems that you've experienced first-hand. In my case, I've been creating embedded products for around 25 years. Today many of these products would be described as IoT. Throughout this time, some common themes and challenges have emerged and recurred.
Arm TechCon, October 16-18, hosted at the San Jose Convention Centre
Time is running out to register for Arm TechCon, where you will be able to hear and see the latest developments from the Arm Pelion IoT Platform and Mbed, following its successful launch in August. Below is a guide to everything Pelion and Mbed to help you find your way through the rich array of talks, keynotes, workshops and expo booths, at the show.
Mbed Connect, Arm's IoT Developer Conference, kicks off very soon with editions in San Jose, CA (16 October) and Shanghai (22 October).
Mbed Connect is a day-long event by developers, for developers. No marketing allowed.
Do you want to learn new skills, listen to developers that ship IoT products in volume, and play with the latest IoT technology? Get your ticket now before it’s too late!
A few members of the Mbed team, along with colleagues from the Arm Cordio team, travelled to San Jose last week to attend Bluetooth World at the Santa Clara Convention Center, at the heart of Silicon Valley. Our main focus was the announcement, which we hope you’ve already seen, of the release of the fully featured and qualified Cordio 5.0 BLE stack in Mbed OS, in a keynote from Zach Shelby, our VP of Developer Ecosystem. The news that we were making the whole stack source code available under the Apache 2.0 license alongside the rest of the Mbed OS code base was very well received, not just at the show but more widely in technology media coverage.
About this release
In Mbed OS 5.10 we are improving the firmware update user experience. Mbed OS provides integrated firmware over-the-air (OTA) update capability, enabled by Pelion Device Management. Mbed OS now makes this process seamless, providing secure and flexible IoT firmware update, and device management capabilities right from Arm Mbed CLI tool itself. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is quickly becoming the IoT connectivity protocol of choice for a variety of use cases. In Mbed OS 5.10, we are launching Arm Mbed Cordio stack, the world’s first open-source, fully-qualified and production-ready BLE software stack, which supports BLE 5, giving developers even more flexibility when developing new IoT solutions with BLE connectivity.
Security is the most important challenge for IoT developers. Mbed OS is supporting Arm V8M with built in Trustzone functionality, laying the foundations to build highly secure devices. In Mbed OS 5.10, we are now supporting the Nuvoton M2351 based on the latest ARM V8M core. Along with integrating storage components such as, SPIF, SD and FlashIAP block devices, into the Mbed OS repository to simplify the use of storage components.
We’ve listened to user feedback and made content and structure improvements to our documentation. We’re working hard to keep improving, and value your feedback. In addition, this release contains many minor fixes and enhancements and brings support for 145 target development boards. In the release note below, we summarize some of the key updates to Mbed OS that are part of the Mbed OS 5.10.0 release.
For the second year in a row, Arm sponsored Data Science Africa, a machine learning and data science conference held annually in East Africa. This year took us to the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DKUT) in Nyeri, Kenya, where hundreds of students participated in a three-day summer school and an adjacent conference program. But how much data science can you actually learn from sitting in a classroom working on existing data sets? Last year we experimented with some field work (report here), but this year we made data acquisition an integral part of the summer school.
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