9 years, 6 months ago.

Is mbed suitable for developing released projects?

I've been reviewing mbed and really like a lot about it- just bought a dev board and looking forward to getting it soon.

I can't figure out if mbed is intended for concept-development only, or if its acceptable for real-world deployed projects. I read the HDK Summary and have seen some references that v3 will be "production level" quality.

Is it accurate then that it is intended for concept development and prototyping, then download into IAR or other for production deployment? I could use further clarification or maybe references to docs in the site that I failed to find. Thanks

2 Answers

9 years, 6 months ago.

I guess it depends a lot on your product and requirements, but the answer in short is yes, we consider it suitable for production use. A lot of the work we're doing for v3 is about addressing the sorts of issues you will often face in bringing devices to production and to market: things like in-field upgrades, security, power management, better diagnostics and error handling and so forth. We aim to be a great platform both for prototyping and concept work, but also for taking projects through to production/market. Please let us know if you have any queries or concerns about your requirements.

Accepted Answer

Great, thank you both for your feedback.

posted by Lee Clore 18 Dec 2014
9 years, 6 months ago.

I've used the mbed online compiler and the FRDM-KL46Z platform to develop a real product that is in pre-release testing now. Generally I've found the everything to work as advertised but I have experienced a few problems with errors in mbed website documentation and the official libraries. The official and community support is quite good and there is often a solution to a problem or need already published somewhere on the mbed website.