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ARM's mbed Starter Kit: Arduino for IoT?

Majeed Ahmad

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ARM has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) starter kit that is based on its mbed software-enabled development board from Freescale running an ARM Cortex M4 processor. The board is connected to IBM's BlueMix cloud service, so that users can port data to IBM's home to IoT technology: Internet of Things Foundation.

ARM has launched the IoT starter kit today at the Embedded World 2015 show in Nuremberg, Germany. ARM says that so far there are nearly 100,000 developers using mbed and most of them are professional as opposed to hobbyists.

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mbed OS architecture
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Apparently, ARM wants IoT developers to get comfortable with its mbed OS, which it plans to launch later in October this year. That's crucial to the company's IoT strategy because its SoC rival Intel is also getting serious about the IoT business.

Moreover, the fact that most of the apps having been built through ARM's mbed development kits are related to smart city hints that IBM's 'Smart City' project might taking shape after a number of loosely connected initiatives during the past couple of years.
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