ARM acquires Sensinode Oy to progress Internet of Things
27 August 2013
ARM has acquired Finnish software technology company, Sensinode, which created 6LoWPAN and CoAP standards for low power devices.
The company has also been a key contributor to IETF, ZigBee IP, ETSI and OMA standardisation. ARM will offer Sensinode’s NanoStack and NanoService products to existing and new customers, in readiness for the Internet of Things which IMS Research forecasts will mean 30 billion connected devices by 2020. The ARM Cortex processors and collaborative mbed project, together with NanoStack and NanoService provide the foundation for thousands of new applications including wireless sensors, smart connected appliances, home health applications, and wearable electronics, says the company. The technology is also applicable to M2M applications using cellular connections and the new OMA Lightweight M2M standard for device management.
The proliferation of these open standards will be accelerated through the ARM mbed project, an industry collaboration to deliver fundamental, open source hardware and software building blocks to rapidly develop intelligent connected devices. This includes support for microcontrollers, radios, peripherals, middleware and cloud services. Adding Sensinode’s technology will enable developers to easily create IoT applications incorporating and supporting these open standards.
John Cornish, executive vice president and general manager, System Design Division, ARM said: “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.”
Adam Gould, CEO of Sensinode, believes: “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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