Recently ARM introduced a new Internet of Things operating system, Mbed Linux OS. ARM said that the purpose of the Mbed Linux OS is to build the basic module of the IoT product, allowing other vendors to focus on the development of high value-added features. Also, the operating system is deeply integrated with Pelion, its own IoT management platform. Enterprise users can directly implement device configuration and update, and ensure that device connections are standard.
Since 2014, the ARM has launched its Internet of Things platform, Mbed, which includes the dedicated operating system Mbed OS, servers and microcontrollers.
ARM said that the Mbed Linux OS continues the features of the Mbed OS and also uses the Cortex-A architecture. At the same time, Mbed Linux OS is open source and integrates Linux Kernel and Yocto solutions. As Cortex-A’s price/performance ratio increases, even for IoT devices, it is possible to handle more complex applications in the future. In this way, in addition to increasing service availability, companies can also reduce the number of devices deployed in the edge environment.
The new IoT operating system is also integrated with the container technology commonly used by developers, and applications can be packaged through containers that are compatible with Open Container Standards (OCI). Mbed Linux OS can be combined with continuous integration and testing processes within the enterprise to accelerate the deployment of IoT applications. Besides, individual development teams within the enterprise can independently update the operating system and firmware for different application needs.