STMicroelectronics joins ARM mbed project
Semiconductor supplier, ARM and STMicroelectronics have announced that ST has joined the ARM® mbed™ project. The agreement will give developers using ST’s STM32 microcontroller range, based on the ARM Cortex®M-based processor series free access to the mbed software, development tools and online collaboration platform, enabling them to realize their own visions for the new wave of intelligent electronics products. ARM mbed is a collaborative industry project to nurture the Internet of things (IoT) and meet the needs of a new professional developer audience. It delivers free tools and fundamental open-source hardware and software building blocks for the rapid development of innovative ARM-based devices. The project also enables the easy integration of connectivity, sensor and cloud-service software components and the tools and support for a dynamic, collaborative developer and partner ecosystem. ST’s STM32 microcontroller range starts at $0.32 and the MCUs address the full spectrum of applications from simple products to entire platform solutions, it is informed. “The mbed project is bringing together leading technology companies to create a step change in productivity for embedded device development.,” said Simon Ford, Director, IoT Platforms, ARM.