IoT gets real, says ARM director

IoT gets real, says ARM director

By | March 20th, 2017
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One in five companies has begun rolling out internet of things (IoT)

services and products, and half of those surveyed say IoT will be an

important part of their business strategy, writes Bee Hayes-Thakore,

director of marketing programmes for IoT at ARM.


IoT is starting to emerge from the boardroom and now being integrated into businesses and industries. This is evident in the ARM mbed ecosystem, with several commercial shipping products already based on mbed OS 5, and more in engineering sample and volume testing phases of their design and certification.

Other analysts, including ABI Research, have examined the range of protocols within IoT and they believe that “it might not be a case of either Bluetooth or ZigBee or Thread, but rather utilising a combination of these technologies in a single device.”

The Thread Group has recently opened testing and product certification for devices taking advantage of Thread connectivity.ARM mbed OS 5.4 makes the recently certified mbed Thread 1.1 stack freely available to developers, and includes solutions for building both end nodes and border routers based on Thread.

A Linux-based Access Point to connect Thread networks to the cloud that utilizes the Thread border router is also available.


Nisheeth Bhakuni