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We release mbed OS on a quarterly basis. It is always accessible through our development tools and GitHub.

mbed OS 5.4.0 Release

This is the current and most up-to-date release of mbed OS

mbed OS 5.4 incorporates functionality you can use to prepare for the upcoming mbed Cloud device management services. This includes bootloader and filesystem infrastructure and the certified Thread 1.1 stack for developers. In addition, this release contains many minor fixes and enhancements and brings target platform support up to 74 targets.

  • mbed OS 5.4 adds flexible filesystem support to address the needs of IoT applications requiring storage within the end node. This release already includes a FAT filesystem implementation for removable media, such as SD cards, and future releases will add embedded flash filesystems.
  • mbed OS 5.4 uses the recently certified mbed Thread 1.1 stack to provide solutions for building end nodes and border routers.
  • The mbed crypto libraries in mbed TLS include all the internal partner APIs and documentation for enabling hardware entropy and symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic acceleration.

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mbed OS 5.3.0 Release

This release builds on the significant enhancements that came in mbed OS 5.2 to add the following headline features:

  • A first functional integration of the next generation CMSIS5 libraries, including the new CMSIS-RTOS2 RTOS kernel. This upgrade is integrated under the mbed OS Peripheral and RTOS APIs such that it will have little or no impact on developers, but provides important enhancements that can be taken advantage of internally.
  • Building on the Hardware Entropy work in mbed OS 5.2, mbed OS 5.3 adds the integration points for implementing Hardware Acceleration on different target platforms. This support extends to both Symmetric and Asymmetric encryption operations, and when implemented for a target will transparently provide benefit for developers directly or indirectly using functions that rely on TLS/DTLS or other Cryptographic operations.
  • New LoRaWAN APIs are introduced to provide native development support for LoRaWAN applications on any mbed Enabled LoRa hardware. These APIs are available for partners and developers to analyze and help refine whilst the full mbed OS LoRaWAN stack is integrated, ahead of making it available as part of our mainline release. In particular, please contact us if you have an interest in LoRa and LoraWAN as a module manufacturer, OEM product developer or network provider.

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mbed OS 5.2.0 Release

This release builds on the significant enhancements that came in mbed OS 5.1 to add the following headline features:

  • WiFi SoCs and Modules – mbed OS now supports flexible integration for different SoC, Module and Network Processor WiFi architectures, opening up fully integrated platforms as development targets. As part of this work, the IP stack has also been upgraded to the latest LwIP version (2.0), bringing support for both IPv4 and IPv6 to Ethernet and WiFi targets.
  • Hardware Entropy – mbed OS now supports integration of Hardware Entropy sources, essential for strong platform security. Partners with targets containing True Random Number Generators (TRNGs) have already been integrating support so developers will be able to automatically take advantage of enhanced security.
  • Memory Profiling - mbed OS core components and tools have received a number of enhancements to allow memory footprint tracking and analysis. This includes runtime tools for tracking of dynamic memory utilisation and heap information, and stack checking to trap stack over-runs.

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mbed OS 5.1.0 Release

This release marks significant changes and enhancements that have accelerated features of our roadmap, opened up the applicability of mbed OS to many more IoT use cases, and unlocked compatibility with our mbed OS 2 “Classic” ecosystem.

The headline changes in this release are:

  • RTOS - mbed OS now incorporates an RTOS. This much-requested feature provides native thread support to the OS and applications, simplifying development and integration of complex and robust application components like networking stacks. It also enables both blocking and non-blocking design patterns. The RTOS requires very limited system overhead.
  • Tooling - we have simplified the tooling and introduced native support for building and testing across the ARM Compiler 5, ARM GCC Embedded and IAR compiler toolchains. A command line interface script (mbed CLI) now drives the established mbed OS 2 build system to build the OS and associated developer applications and components. Dependencies are explicitly pinned to provide full reproducibility of builds. The target and toolchain can be selected independently of each other, and we run CI on mbed OS across all these compiler toolchains on every commit. yotta is not used in this release.
  • Compatibility - the introduction of the RTOS and changes to tooling have allowed the possibility of compatibility with the mbed OS 2 (“Classic”) ecosystem. We have taken this opportunity to re-base and merge the two development lines so that we now have just one platform and one set of tools. Existing partners can take advantage of investments made in mbed over the years, and both new and existing partners need to invest in only one project. Developers can benefit from all legacy components and libraries, alongside the existing and new features of mbed OS.

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mbed OS 16.03 Release

Our focus in this release is on improving the core tools, underlying technologies and confidence through testing. This release brings together enhancements in:

  • Thread interoperability, Thread 1.0 features and experimental features for Thread 1.1 features for specification studies and improved security
  • 6LoWPAN stack updated to version 4.0 with new APIs and guidance on updating modules for the mbed 6LoWPAN implementation
  • BLE APIs offering higher security, experimental whitelisting and improvements in GAP module behavior
  • Improved test coverage through new test environment for stability
  • Improved implementation of uVisor and associated APIs focused on efficient build across platforms

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mbed OS 15.11 Technology Preview Release

Technology preview

This is the first public Technology Preview of mbed OS and associated tools. We’re actively working on mbed OS and we expect to make exciting changes in the next six months. Rather than keep that hidden from the world, we’re making this technology preview available so you can see the trajectory we’re on. Our focus in this release is on laying the foundation for mbed OS development and collaboration, particularly core tools, technology and testing.

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mbed-OS 15.09 September 2015 Beta Release

This is the first public beta release of ARM mbed OS and associated tools. It focuses on laying the foundation for mbed OS development and collaboration, particularly core tools, technology and testing. 

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