ARM's mbed platform started out a few years ago as a cloud compiler for small modules equiped with an ARM Cortex-M microcontroller. The free open-source service provides many libraries and users can also publish their own projects. Microcontroller manufacturers have embraced the platform and developed many mbed-compatible microcontroller boards. Now the system has grown in such a way that it is time to enter mbed 3.0. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome mbed IoT Device Platform.
The mbed IoT Device Platform is a combination of an operating system (mbed OS) and developer tools that offer the building blocks for IoT inter-operable standards, ready for next generation connectivity and with strong foundations of security.
Furthermore, the platform offers associated tools intended to ease the connection of IoT devices to the cloud thanks to the mbed Device Connector, a free service for developers to connect and manage up to 100 devices and handling up to 10,000 events an hour.
The mbed OS is currently in its Technology Preview stage. This means that it is a beta release for you to try out. It features, amongst many other things: