ARM is serious about staking their turf in the Internet of Things, there will soon be an Mbed OS custom built for their Cortex-M lineup of processors which will pair with an Mbed Device Server to manage clients and process data. The main focus is on low power communications technology as one would expect, with support for Bluetooth Smart, 2G, 3G, LTE and CDMA cellular technologies, Thread, WiFi, and 802.15.4/6LoWPAN along with TLS/DTLS, CoAP, HTTP, MQTT and Lightweight M2M. The project is not new either, according to what ARM told The Inquirer the Mbed community already has over 70,000 developers actively participating or designing products on this platform and there is a long list of partners for Mbed listed in that article. The real focus in many minds is not so much on the current adoption of the Mbed OS, but in how much time will be spent on their second claim, security. There is a lot of doomsday scenarios being tossed around as the IoT starts to come of age, many are farcically incorrect but there are very real concerns as well.
"Called the Mbed IoT Device Platform, the software is primarily an operating system (OS) built around open standards that claims to "bring Internet protocols, security and standards-based manageability into one integrated tool" in order to save money and energy in making IoT devices."
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I wana like it, I super wana
I wana like it, I super wana like it, Canadian’s stick together and all, I’m almost tempted to buy one, the one thing I can’t get tho is how are you supposed to carry this around. the square shape makes it very awkward in the pocket, or even a belt clip. So is the plan to bring back the fanny pack or is this a case of “You’re an important person, you never need to put your phone away, EVER, keep it in the hand or on the desk, that is all”
Battery tests are impressive I gota say, the only reason I use a function phone instead of a smart phone is cuz I charge it 2 times a week at most. If it was 3.5″ with the same shape I think I would have it in my pocket right now.
I think you posted on the
I think you posted on the wrong story.
Its a real-time controller
Its a real-time controller OS, with something extra client-wise, read the linked article for a more in-depth review(the linked article below really gets into the history of the software, and the reasons for its use). Arm Holdings sure Know their way around the embedded SOC market.