Freescale enables ARM mbed IoT Device Platform on Kinetis MCUs

November 10, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Freescale has announced support at introduction, of the ARM mbed software, tools and cloud services for rapid creation of IoT products spanning from end-node to cloud using its Freedom FRDM-K64F board

Designed in collaboration with ARM mbed, Freescale Semiconductor’s FRDM-K64F board is available now with support for ARM mbed IoT Device Platform technologies, including ARM’s new mbed OS operating system.

Among the first development boards to fully support mbed, Freescale’s FRDM-K64F board enables end-to-end mbed solutions and works with a full complement of mbed technologies including the mbed OS, mbed Client, the mbed Device Connector service and associated mbed tools.

The FRDM-K64F board can already act as the processing platform for two of the first “IoT end device-to-cloud” solutions for mbed – the ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit for IBM IoT Foundation and ARM’s mbed solution for Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Freescale also recently delivered its advanced FNET TCP/IP software stack to the mbed ecosystem. This software will become the foundation of the mbed TCP/IP stack and serve as the connectivity heart of the ARM mbed OS architecture.

The Freescale Freedom FRDM-CR20A development board for the MCR20A 2.4 GHz wireless transceiver connects with the mbed Enabled FRDM-K64F, forming an mbed supported solution. The FRDM-CR20A board provides a low-power 802.15.4 radio, and when combined with the FRDM-K64F board, creates the basis for a fully functional, wireless, cloud-connected IoT platform, further enabling new technologies including Thread low-power mesh wireless networks.

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