ARM makes Sensinode code freely available to boost the Internet of Things

ARM makes Sensinode code freely available to boost the Internet of Things

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UK processor designer ARM has bought Finnish software developer Sensinode for an undisclosed sum and made its technology freely available to boost its move into the Internet of Things.
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Sensinode has led the creation of the 6LoWPAN and CoAP standards for low cost low power devices, and has been a key contributor to the IETF, ZigBee IP, ETSI and OMA standardization efforts. The NanoStack and NanoService software will be available through the open source mbed development environment to encourage more users to adopt the technology in IoT projects.
ARM says it will continue the commercial offering to existing and new customers such as Atmel and TI, both of whom are ARM customers as well.
IoT is the next evolution of the Internet where products of all types and capabilities are connected, adds ARM, quoting market researcher IMS Research forecasts of 30 billion connected devices by 2020.
The ARM Cortex family of processors and collaborative mbed project, together with NanoStack and NanoService offering, provide a foundation for new IoT applications including wireless sensors, smart connected appliances, home health applications, and wearable electronics. The technology is also applicable to M2M applications using cellular connections and the new OMA Lightweight M2M standard for device management.
Sensinode licensed its 6LoWPAN stack and router solutions, the NanoStack 2.0 and NanoRouter 3.0 to Atmel in June for developing power-efficient IPv6-based embedded wireless products.
“6LoWPAN is a critical component for building the Internet of Things, providing key efficiencies for embedded IP networks used in sensor and control networks,” said Geoff Mulligan, Chairman of the IPSO Alliance. “By using 6LoWPAN with IPv6, devices gain Internet interoperability with smaller code and packet sizes than with other proprietary protocols and stacks.”
Sensinode’s NanoStack 2.0 is used with Atmel’s AVR-based ATmega256RFR2 wireless MCU, while the NanoRouter 3.0 will support Atmel’s SAM4E ARM Cortex-M4 flash-based MCU and AT86RF231 or AT86RF233 ultra low power IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceivers. The firmware for the NanoStack 2.0 and NanoRouter 3.0 firmware is available through the Atmel Gallery embedded app store in Atmel Studio 6 which will now compete with mbed.
With the ARM deal, the proliferation of these open standards will be accelerated through mbed but keep the software available for Atmel’s AVR-based controllers.
“ARM is dedicated to enabling a standards-based Internet of Things where billions of devices of all types and capabilities are connected through interoperable Internet Protocols and Web Services,” said John Cornish, executive vice president and general manager, System Design Division, ARM. “Sensinode is a pioneer in software for low cost low power internet connected devices and has been a key contributor to open standards for IoT. By making Sensinode expertise and technology accessible to the ARM Partnership and through the ARM mbed project we will enable rapid deployment of thousands of new and innovative IoT applications.”
“Sensinode is a leader in the definition and implementation of new standards and products for connecting large numbers of low cost low power devices to the Internet,” said Adam Gould, CEO of Sensinode. “The ARM architecture together with Sensinode’s software technology covering 6LoWPAN, CoAP, and OMA Lightweight M2M with advanced security will provide a compelling solution for Internet of Things developers.”
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