UK based semiconductor firm ARM, in partnership with communication services provider Sprint, has released a new rapid prototyping developer kit for the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
The new developer kit integrates the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB 598U Modem by Sierra Wireless with the mbed microcontroller development platform, which is based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
Sprint has optimised the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB 598U Modem to take advantage of the Sprint 3G CDMA EVDO Rev. A network.
The Cortex-M3 processor provides a scalable high-performance 32-bit microcontroller required to enable development with standard programming using C++.
ARM and Sprint’s new prototyping developer kit will provide a simple C++ development environment on a full 32-bit high-performance microcontroller and the open source drivers will be pre-integrated for the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB 598U Modem.
ARM Segment Marketing vice president Vincent Korstanje said: "By enabling rapid prototyping for the Internet of Things, ARM and Sprint are able to support the genesis of this ecosystem with easy, affordable access to the latest low-power technology and high bandwidth connectivity."