Mbed Blog

Understanding the different types of BLE Beacons

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons - there are several types available (URIBeacon, AltBeacon, iBeacon), each with their own standards and advantages. Some are open and free, some are closed and cost money. This article will cover the three main types of beacons available, their advantages, disadvantages, derivatives and some low level implementation details on how beacons work. Make sure to check out all the mbed enabled BLE platforms that can be used as BLE Beacons.

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ARM mbed at SXSW Create 2015

This last weekend the Austin team spent the weekend at SXSW Create. Create is a part of the SXSW Interactive Festival, where innovators and technology enthusiasts come together to showcase their latest technologies from 3D printers to digital lightsabers.

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Silicon Labs & Power Management APIs for mbed

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Silicon Labs to bring power management APIs to mbed. The new APIs will enable mbed developers to optimize their mbed-enabled designs for the utmost energy efficiency and longer battery life.

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Activity Round Up – March 2015

It is that time again, we have rounded up the updates and news from the first few months of 2015. If you missed the last round up, you can find it here.

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From Embedded World to Mobile World Congress

The mbed Team has been busy the last few weeks getting ready for Embedded World (EW) in Nuremberg, Germany and now we are looking forward to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain this coming week. There has been much to celebrate from the collaboration with IBM to announce the IoT Starter Kit – Ethernet Edition to the ARM mbed Device Server 2.3 release.

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IoT Starter Kit – Ethernet Edition Released!

Today at Embedded World, ARM and IBM announced the IoT Starter Kit – Ethernet Edition. This kit includes the ARM® mbed™-enabled FRDM-K64F development platform, powered by an ARM Cortex®-M4 processor, access to IBM IoT cloud, and all the necessary parts needed to get started running the example programs right out of the box and developing your own IoT application!

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Wallbot BLE on sale!

We are excited to share the JKSoft's new mbed-enabled platform, Wallbot BLE.

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CSR and ARM mbed webinar: Helping you to connect everything

On Thursday February 12, ARM mbed’s Chris Styles, Application Engineering Manager, and Rohit Grover, Staff Engineer, will be joining Simon Finch, Head of Systems Integration at CSR in a webinar to discuss how you can use the ARM mbed platform and CSR shields to create Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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100,000 developers, a TLD, join the team!

This is the sort of blog that I feel very lucky to be able to write...

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SparkFun mbed Starter Kit

Late last year Sparkfun introduced the ‘mbed Starter Kit’ and it's finally back in stock! This kit was pulled together in conjunction with Georgia Tech who use if for several classes and is designed to be an introduction to microcontroller based electronics! The kit includes the LPC1768 platform and all the components necessary to complete 10 tutorials created by SparkFun. Best of all, no soldering is required!

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