>> ARM AND IBM JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH IOT STARTER KIT
I had a feeling that a lot of new things would be announced at
Embedded World 2015.
isn't slowing down in its push to be a focal point within IoT with the
of a partnership with IBM to integrate support for IBM's
into mbed enabled devices. The IoT starter kit consists of an ARM mbed-enabled
development board from Freescale using an ARM Cortex M4 based processor,
together with a sensor IO application shield.
Freescale's Director of Marketing John Dixon called it "an Arduino for the
The deal doesn't seem to be exclusive; as ARM's VP of Marketing Zach Shelby
stated the company is likely to explore opportunities with other cloud
providers and build an ecosystem of companies in as it pushes to strengthen
the mbed OS ecosystem which already has over 100,000 developers - most of
which are believed to be professionals as opposed to hobbyists.
a little with mbed myself - it requires a lot more work to be entry level
grade for the hobbyists. It would be much more interesting to know how
many active users the developer.mbed.org website is utilizing beyond
running a few examples - a much better indicator.
A lot of this will become more interesting when ARM releases mbed v3.0
later this year when it finally realizes a form that will be better structured
and useful for developers - currently writing for mbed is vendor specific
and like finding a needle in a haystack.