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Introduction to the ARM mbed Platform - A Hands-on Course

January 09, 2017 to January 13, 2017
Continuing Education Center

Charles J. Lord

Charles J. Lord, PE, is an embedded systems consultant and trainer with over 30 years' experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last... More

Development of nodes for the Internet of Things (IoT) requires a robust set of tools. Along with the usual tools used in embedded systems such as compilers and debugging tools, there is a need for a modular set of software tools for connectivity, software interoperability, and flexibility. Such a system is the mbed platform for the ARM Cortex series of embedded processors. With the recent introduction of version 5, the ARM mbed group has a mature yet still growing platform of open-source tools that are being developed and refined by a network of partners around the globe. In this introductory course, we will look at the history and structure of mbed, the tool chains that are supported, and the direction that mbed is taking in the development of the IoT. In later CEC courses, we will look in more detail at some of the more complex aspects of mbed including communications, porting, and security.

January 13 - Day 5: Porting mbed

Now that we have learned the basic features of mbed, we will look at the many options for porting it to our Cortex-M processor designs. We will also look ahead to other course topics to dig deeper into the power and future of mbed in the ARMv8 family and beyond.
January 13, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

January 10 – Day 2: CMSIS, Hands-On

For our second class, we will begin our tour of the elements of mbed, including the CMSIS (ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard) and the bootload, programming, and other interfaces. We will look at examples of how to use these on our FRDM-K64 board.
January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

January 9 – Day 1: Peeking Under the mbed Hood

In this leadoff class, we will look at the history and structure of the mbed ecosystem. We will also look at how the alliance of partners that make up the parts of mbed work together under Apache 2.0 open license.
January 09, 2017 - 2:00pm EST
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