Today at the annual Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) in Dallas, Texas, Freescale is releasing a brand new mbed enabled Freedom development platform, the FRDM-K64F. This development board is based on the ARM Cortex-M4 with FPU and DSP instructions and is the first of its kind in the Kinetis Series K6x MCU family. Best of all, this development board includes a RF expansion connector and a Bluetooth expansion connector allowing easier development of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
It is always great to see real-life implementations of connected solutions that utilize mbed! Last week at EE Live! in San Jose, California, Xively was showing off their complete industrial liquids monitor and control system that is using an NXP LPC1768 board running mbed to connect to Xively’s cloud services via the internet, and uses Google Glass to access the application (in the video: the tablet shows the same view as the Google Glass) all to monitor the fluid levels and control the pump filing the tank in real-time. The NXP LPC1768 board is based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
Our longtime partner of mbed, NXP, is releasing a version 2 of their LPCXpresso development boards range, which will all support mbed! This will allow more flexibility and choice as you'll be able to use both the existing LPCXpresso tools and now all the mbed tools and libraries!
Last week we got the chance to speak with Robotiky about their Kickstarter project. Robotiky is a small programmable toy robot that makes learning how to code simple, digestible and best of all fun! The team prototyped the idea using an mbed-enabled NXP LPC1768 prototyping board, and then transitioned to a full custom design using the mbed HDK for NXP LPC11U24 board based on an ARM Cortex-M0+. The hardware features a voltage convertor, extension port and sensors for speed bumps, light and line following.
Junichi Katsu (aka JKSoft in mbed community) and his team designed a unique gadget at TBS TV HACK DAY in Japan. And it got the highest prize with cash 1,000,000 JPY.
Selecting the right platform for your Internet of Things (IoT) development is an integral step, but what are the key factors to pay attention to when evaluating platforms?
The mbed ecosystem has been growing rapidly and we are excited about all of our new Partners. The ARM onsite film team was able to catch up with a few of them at Embedded World (EW) last week. If you missed all the news last week, check out the videos below to get the latest updates.
Now the mbed Bluetooth APIs are almost complete and the mbed-enabled Nordic nRF51822 single-chip Bluetooth LE hardware is available for pre-order, here is a peek at how we can use the mbed BLE APIs to easily implement a Bluetooth LE Health Thermometer.
Before we get in to the details, this video shows the Bluetooth LE Health Thermometer program in action:
Freescale's FRDM mbed enabled platform family just keeps growing! Welcome to the Family, FRDM-KL05Z!
More mbed support is added to the Freedom microcontroller platform line! This time it's the FRDM-KL05Z. This is ultra-low-cost development platform is enabled by the Kinetis L Series KL0x MCU family built on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor. This new platform provides easier migration for 8-bit developers moving into the Kinetis portfolio.
Nordic Semiconductor have just announced their new mbed-enabled nRF51822-mKIT development kit: