>> ARM ANNOUNCES MBED OS ROADMAP FOR IOT ECOSYSTEM
It isn't often I feel proud to see a company step up to the plate for the
a new roadmap for the mbed OS and associated mbed Device Server
in a recent
that is specifically targeted for the Internet of Things. It is built around
open standards and aims to bring protocols, security and standards-based
manageability into one integrated solution optimized for energy and
mbed OS is a modern full-stack operating system, designed specifically for
ARM® Cortex®-M-based MCUs; the worlds leading 32-bit micro-controllers
that already sell in the billions.
mbed OS is built on top of an open source development methodology with a
modular approach so that developers can pick and choose what they need -
either a complete operating system or even just take code snippets for
The mbed Device Server is a license-able product - obviously providing more
a software as a service (SaaS) to enable easy gathering and publishing of
information gathered in the IoT ecosystem for integration into additional
services and/or for display on mobile devices.
This is a great move to build a platform which developers can pick and
choose exactly what they need without having to take the alternative "lazy"
approach of simply slapping a Linux kernel onto an IoT device - which as
many of my blog readers will understand I am not exactly fond of, barebones
will always be more secure.
As other consortiums compete with each other to figure out how IoT devices
will inter-operate with each other - mbed OS can provide a comprehensive set
of underlying support code. The plan is to deliver by October 2014 - however
with community support it could be sooner.