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Sprint and ARM Collaborate to Drive Innovation around Internet of Things (IoT)

  Sprint and ARM Collaborate to Drive Innovation around Internet of Things
  (IoT)

  New rapid prototyping developer kit for the IoT market integrates Sprint’s
Mobile Broadband USB 598U Modem with the ARM mbed microcontroller development
                                   platform

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- November 16, 2012

ARM today announced availability of a rapid prototyping developer kit for the
Internet of Things (IoT) market that 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. The IoT market is
set to grow exponentially, with Gartner estimating 50 billion connected
devices by 2020*. The majority of these devices will be driven by connected
sensors, requiring the support of a large community of developers from highly
diverse industries. The devices and sensors will be used across a wide range
of key industry verticals, including automotive, transportation, healthcare,
utilities, retail, and energy.

Historically the creation of connected devices for such applications has
involved complicated development on 8-bit microcontroller architectures with
even further complexity involved when integrating a modem. The rapid
prototyping developer kit from Sprint and ARM overcomes these challenges by
providing a simple C++ development environment on a full 32-bit
high-performance microcontroller. These open source drivers will be
pre-integrated for the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB 598U Modem, allowing
developers to focus on their particular project with the reassurance of a
fully integrated, functional modem.

Sprint has optimized the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB 598U Modem to take
advantage of the Sprint 3G CDMA EVDO Rev. A network. The energy-efficient
Cortex-M3 processor provides a scalable high-performance 32-bit
microcontroller required to enable easy development with standard programming
using C++.

"Sprint is proud to apply our extensive open network experience to the
deployment of this powerful development platform from ARM. The combination of
ARM and Sprint technologies introduces a flexible, sophisticated and
easy-to-use capability that we expect to be a potent catalyst for developer
activity across many areas of opportunity,” said Wayne Ward, vice
president-Emerging Solutions, Sprint.

"Early adopters, entrepreneurs and innovation hubs, such as the Maker
ecosystem, are increasingly experimenting with solutions focused on the
Internet of Things. Over the next 4-5 years this type of prototyping will
facilitate an increase in the commercialization of solutions for this exciting
market,” said Vincent Korstanje, vice president, segment marketing, ARM. "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.”

Join Sprint and ARM for a hands-on workshop on rapid prototyping of
cellular-connected microprocessors at the Sprint Collaboration Center, 6
December. We invite developers and engineers to learn how to usethe mbed.org
microcontroller, based on ARM’s Cortex-M3 microprocessor,to quickly compile
applications and create new “connected prototypes”. To register for the event
use the link below. http://events.sprint.com/SprintMBEDworkshop

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products,
from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging,
automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering
includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling
software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products,
peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design
services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner
community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable
path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by
following these links:

ARM website: http://www.arm.com/
ARM Connected Community®: http://www.arm.com/community/
ARM Blogs: http://blogs.arm.com/
ARMFlix on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/armflix
ARM on Twitter:
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http://twitter.com/ARMCommunity
http://twitter.com/ARMEmbedded
http://twitter.com/ARMSoC
http://twitter.com/ARMTools
http://twitter.com/SoftwareOnARM

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Contact:

ARM
Andy Phillips, +44 (0) 1223 400930
andy.phillips@arm.com
 
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