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Mbed OS 5.8 release: Focus on production, robustness and connectivity


About this release

Mbed OS 5.8 focuses on Mbed Enabled modules to reduce development cost, time and risk and provide go-to market value compared to traditional chip down designs. We are continuing our focus on low power with our sleep/deep sleep profiling tool, with which you can identify objects that are stopping entry into low power modes. The 5.8 release continues to strengthen Arm's connectivity portfolio with an updated LPWAN stack and updated Cellular stack with support for IoT-ready NB-IoT and CAT-M1 technologies. We have also launched the closed alpha developer trial of Mbed Studio, a free desktop IDE designed specifically for Mbed OS.

In addition, this release contains many minor fixes and enhancements and brings support for 121 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 5.8.0 release.

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Q&A - Webinar: Exploring LoRa with Mbed

On March 13th, Arm and Etteplan hosted two webinars on the new LoRaWAN stack that will be included in Mbed OS 5.8. More than 600 people joined the webinar, but if you missed it, see our recording of the webinar here.

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Mbed OS 5.7.7 released

We are pleased to announce the Mbed OS 5.7.7 release is now available. This is the latest patch release based on the feature set that Mbed OS 5.7 introduces.

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How to Verify a Network Driver Using the Arm Mbed Greentea Test Suite

This is a guest blog, written by James Flynn from Avnet.

When implementing a network driver, you must verify the APIs are all used correctly. To make that possible, Arm provides a suite of network socket tests within Mbed OS called Greentea. The Greentea test suite runs on the test automation environment. This test suite exercises all of the fundamental APIs to ensure the driver will function correctly when integrated. It is a Pass/Fail verification of compliance, not a benchmark.

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Webinar: Build with Mbed - Exploring LoRa with Mbed

On March 13th, Jan Jongboom (Developer Evangelist at Arm) and Marko Hietala (Project Manager at Etteplan) will host the "Exploring LoRa with Mbed" webinar.

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Introducing Mbed Studio

Interested in becoming an alpha tester of Mbed Studio? Register your interest here!

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Mbed Fest in Yokohama Japan - February 24 2018

This past weekend, the Mbed community in Japan held the first community gathering of the year, locally known as 'エンベッド祭り', or Mbed Fest. It is a quarterly celebration for the community that highlights local partners, companies and individuals using Mbed. The projects ranged from running JavaScript Node-RED flows on Mbed Enabled devices to selfie cameras built with thermal printer shields. For full coverage and a video of the event, read on below.

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Mbed OS 5.7.6 released

We are pleased to announce the Mbed OS 5.7.6 release is now available. This is the latest patch release based on the feature set that Mbed OS 5.7 introduces.

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Everything you wanted to know about ST on Mbed, but were afraid to ask

This is a guest post from STMicroelectronics.

As we celebrate our fourth year on the Mbed IoT platform, we are proud that nine Discovery kits, 29 Nucleo boards, and 24 expansion boards are now part of the ecosystem, making ST one of its most active contributors. In 2014, we started with only four compatible STM32 Nucleo boards, but we continued to increase our portfolio of Mbed Enabled™ solutions, while also porting many application examples and features.

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Mbed Enabled program expands with support for mass production modules


The rapid expansion of the IoT market is being driven by companies who are either augmenting existing product lines with IoT functionality, or building innovative solutions for new market segments. In many instances these companies have neither the time or resources available to design on-board solutions from the ground up utilizing the full capabilities of a particular communications protocol, nor the expertise to obtain the necessary RF certification required in different geographies. To resolve this, they are turning to module manufacturers to provide the pre-verified functionality needed to give their products a solid technical foundation.

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