Freescale Collaborates with ARM and Oracle to Add New Vertical Segment Support for ‘One Box’ IoT Gateway Platform

  Freescale Collaborates with ARM and Oracle to Add New Vertical Segment
  Support for ‘One Box’ IoT Gateway Platform

Companies also team up on ARM mbed project to streamline development of
edge/sensor nodes for the Internet of Things

ARM TechCon 2013

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- October 29, 2013

As demand grows for a common, open and secure Internet of Things (IoT) service
delivery infrastructure from the cloud to the network’s edge, Freescale
Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), ARM^® and Oracle ^ are answering the call with a
growing portfolio of segment solutions for next-generation IoT service
providers and edge node developers.

Working with ARM and Oracle, Freescale has established a secured service
platform that will help standardize and consolidate the delivery and
management of IoT services for a range of vertical markets. Freescale’s “one
box” platform combines end-to-end software with converged hierarchical smart
gateways to establish a common, open framework for secured IoT service
delivery and management. The platform was unveiled and demonstrated last month
at JavaOne San Francisco 2013, and featured support for home automation and
smart energy applications.

Today at ARM TechCon 2013, Freescale announces that the one box platform will
additionally support the smart grid and telehealth IoT service markets. The
one box telehealth service is suitable for both clinical and home-based
deployments, and, among other benefits, is designed to help IoT service
providers meet the certification requirements of the Continua^® Health
Alliance.

“The IoT is all about enabling and accelerating innovative new services, and
we are encouraging smaller players to thrive and innovate, from both the
service provisioning and edge node perspectives,” said Geoff Lees, senior vice
president and general manager of Freescale’s microcontrollers business.
“Freescale, ARM and Oracle offer comprehensive, complementary technologies
that work together seamlessly and serve as foundational building blocks for a
secure IoT service delivery infrastructure.”

A “box” (or smart service gateway) built on Freescale’s one box platform can
consolidate boxes from multiple IoT service providers into a single, unified
appliance. Based on Freescale’s Kinetis microcontrollers, i.MX applications
processors or QorIQ communications processors, the one box platform runs
Oracle’s Java software and incorporates ARM’s Sensinode software, which
securely connects large numbers of low-power edge node devices using
standards-based technologies such as 6LoWPAN, CoAP and OMA Lightweight M2M.
These Freescale, ARM and Oracle technologies work together to provide a
secure, end-to-end IoT gateway platform that speeds and simplifies the
deployment of a vast array of innovative IoT services.

“The one box platform is an impressive example of how the Internet of Things
is being brought to life by ARM and its partners,” said John Cornish,
executive vice president and general manager, System Design Division, ARM. “We
are delighted to be collaborating with our partners Freescale and Oracle to
help the IoTto become a reality. The one box platform gives developers the
open standards they need to kick-start the IoT revolution and create the next
exciting generation of energy efficient and intelligent technology.”

“The Internet of Things is an exciting opportunity that will only be fully
realized if we can create an open, cross-industry platform to help customers
decrease time to market, manage costs and securely deliver new capabilities
for embedded devices,” said Nandini Ramani, vice president of development,
Java Platform, Oracle. "We are excited to be working with Freescale and ARM to
address this challenge by delivering a standards-based, secure service
platform, built on Java and mbed™, so we can enable the market to take full
and rapid advantage of the new business opportunities presented by the
Internet of Things."

Supporting Java ME on ARM Cortex^®-M MCUs for IoT edge node devices

In addition to evolving IoT gateways, Freescale, ARM and Oracle are also
working to streamline the development of innovative IoT edge node products
under the ARM mbed project. The companies plan to evolve the native hardware
abstraction layer (HAL) ARM mbed provides to allow Oracle Java ME Embedded
software to run seamlessly on ARM-based Freescale Kinetis microcontrollers.
Enabling the secure, proven and widely adopted Java framework to operate on
Kinetis MCUs will establish a dramatic expansion of processing platform
choices and end-product form factors.

Demonstrations related to the Freescale, ARM and Oracle IoT collaboration,
including the one box platform, are currently available at ARM TechCon 2013 in
the Freescale exhibit, located in booth #500, and in the ARM exhibit, located
in booth #300.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing
solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the
automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors
and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity –
our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world
greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and
end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next
generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in
Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the world.www.freescale.com

Freescale, the Freescale logo, Kinetis and QorIQ are trademarks of Freescale
Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service
names are the property of their respective owners. ARM is the registered
trademark of ARM Limited. Cortex is the trademark of ARM Limited. Oracle and
Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names
may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2013 Freescale Semiconductor,
Inc.

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or
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or
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or
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