Today, ARM and Silicon Labs are releasing an extension to the ARM mbed SDK, enabling mbed users to more efficiently use system resources. We demo-ed the result of using these new low-power APIs before, and will provide guidance on how you can take advantage of them in this post.
2014 was our first ever Maker Faire and we enjoyed it so much that we are going back for more this week. I’m expecting to see many robots, connected things, wearables and who know what else passing by the ARM booth which can be found in Zone 2 near the main entrance – just look for the large ARM balloon. The event runs over the weekend of 16th-17th May with a corporate/press/education day on Friday 15th.
On Saturday 25th April 2015 developer.mbed.org will be offline for necessary network upgrades.
The site will be unavailable or only intermittently available between 9am PST (6pm UK, 2am on 26th Japan) and 3pm PST (midnight UK, 8am on 26th Japan).
We love finding new products and projects that have been developed with ARM mbed. Our latest find is the SmartQsine that was just released on Indiegogo, a device that allows you to track and monitor items in your home from your smartphone. For example it could be used to track the amount of milk you have left in your fridge, the scale system ingeniously designed within the product lets you know when you are almost out of milk…so you don’t have to return from the grocery store to only find out that someone drank the last bit of milk!
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons - there are several types available (URIBeacon, AltBeacon, iBeacon), each with their own standards and advantages. Some are open and free, some are closed and cost money. This article will cover the three main types of beacons available, their advantages, disadvantages, derivatives and some low level implementation details on how beacons work. Make sure to check out all the mbed enabled BLE platforms that can be used as BLE Beacons.
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Silicon Labs to bring power management APIs to mbed. The new APIs will enable mbed developers to optimize their mbed-enabled designs for the utmost energy efficiency and longer battery life.
The mbed Team has been busy the last few weeks getting ready for Embedded World (EW) in Nuremberg, Germany and now we are looking forward to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain this coming week. There has been much to celebrate from the collaboration with IBM to announce the IoT Starter Kit – Ethernet Edition to the ARM mbed Device Server 2.3 release.