The mbed ecosystem has been growing rapidly and we are excited about all of our new Partners. The ARM onsite film team was able to catch up with a few of them at Embedded World (EW) last week. If you missed all the news last week, check out the videos below to get the latest updates.
STMicroelectronics announced their new STM32 Nucleo Development Board just before EW. This ARM Cortex®-M based board allows developers to build prototypes with ease and flexibility. As an mbed enabled platform developers can freely compile and take advantage of software libraries online. Watch the video to find out more and you can also see how easy to use the STMicroelectronics’s Nucleo board is in Mihail’s Hand-on blog.
At EW Nordic Semiconductor announced their new mbed-enabled nRF51822-mKIT that combines a Bluetooth v4.1-compliant radio and an ARM Cortex-M0 processor along with SPI, I2C, ADC, PWM and GPIO on a single chip. Find out here how you can use mbed BLE APIs to easily implement a Bluetooth LE Health Thermometer. In the video below Thomas Ulleberg from Nordic discusses how he thinks this will bring “Bluetooth LE to the masses.”
Herbert Blaser from u-blox’s talks about their recent collaborations with ARM and how they are making development of communication modules easier with the mbed platform.
ARM & IoT
Last but not least they captured ARM's EVP and GM of the IoT Business Unit, John Cornish, thoughts about Sensinode & mbed's role in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Another noteworthy mention is CSR announcing their partnership with ARM to bring connectivity & GPS solutions to the mbed community, "The partnership provides the mbed community access to CSR Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi® and GPS connectivity solutions and makes it easy for them to be integrated into existing microcontroller projects."
Additionally more mbed support is being added to Freescale’s Freedom microcontroller platform line with the FRDM-KL05Z. This is ultra-low-cost development platform is enabled by the Kinetis L Series KL0x MCU family built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor.
Looks like 2014 is off to a great start, and we are looking forward to growing the mbed ecosystem further!