Arm Mbed is excited to announce that we will again be hosting our annual developer summit, Mbed Connect in three locations globally:
Mbed Connect China – Shanghai, China, October 22
Mbed Connect Japan – Tokyo, Japan, December 5
The first of these events, Mbed Connect USA, will take place as part of the Arm TechCon program, allowing attendees to explore Arm TechCon’s expo floor, as well as keynotes and sponsored sessions all included in their single ticket.
Come join us for our seventh Office Hours with an Engineer live stream. We'll talk with Hasnain Virk and Kimmo Väisänen from the Mbed OS LoRa team about the LoRa API. The LoRa API is the way to interface with LoRa devices in Mbed OS. It works on any frequency around the world and supports the most recent LoRa specification.
Come join us for our sixth Office Hours with an Engineer live stream. We'll talk with Chris Haster from the Mbed OS core team about LittleFS, a file system in Mbed OS optimized for little IoT devices. Come learn more about LittleFS in Mbed with the designer of LittleFS!
Come join us for our fifth Office Hours with an Engineer live stream. We'll talk with Bartek Szatkowski from the Mbed OS core team about how to use low power in Mbed OS by using the Tickless and Sleep APIs. If you've been wanting to learn more about low power in Mbed, this is your opportunity to talk with the designer of our core API!
Improving firmware updates for Internet of Things devices – the IETF SUIT Hackathon in Berlin/Germany
IoT devices commonly require security patches and updates to protect against known vulnerabilities. In this blog post Hannes Tschofenig highlights a recently-launched standardization effort in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF): the "Software Updates group for Internet of Things (SUIT)" working group. The report shares experiences from a Hackathon in Berlin, where several working group members met to work on code for firmware updates.
About this release
Mbed OS 5.9 includes the release of device statistics APIs, which allow you to gather critical device information. This is a first step toward giving you power to remotely diagnose the health of IoT devices deployed in the field. Mbed OS 5.9 focuses on mainlining and increasing adoption of low power features, such as the microsecond ticker, low power timer, sleep manager and real time clock APIs.
Power consumption is one of the most important design requirements for IoT devices. Meeting the power budget is becoming challenging as the systems today include more sensors, faster responses and more connectivity. With the introduction of, and improvements to, key low power features, such as the microsecond ticker, low power timer, sleep and real time clock APIs, meeting tight power requirements and designing low power systems becomes straightforward.
This release also continues our efforts to add comprehensive documentation for Mbed OS. Our ongoing efforts in this area include adding documentation to our connectivity, RTOS and storage APIs, as well as information about our configuration system.
In addition, this release contains many minor fixes and enhancements and brings support for 135 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 5.9.0 release.