Arm's scalable solution for IoT device management challenges, built for you

Abstract/Technology Overview

The Arm Mbed IoT Device Management Platform is a fully integrated device management solution. It provides the operating system, gateway, device management services, and partner ecosystem to speed up adoption and deployment of IoT solutions. 

Arm Mbed OS focuses on the development and creation of low-energy IoT devices and provides a foundation for connectivity and security, allowing developers to take advantage of a standards-based connectivity portfolio. Create, prototype and deploy IoT applications easily, with a shorter time-to-market. 

Once an IoT device is deployed in the field, Mbed Cloud easily enables organizations to securely connect to, update and provision those devices, agnostic to the underlying operating system. Mbed Cloud is a highly scalable solution, built to efficiently manage an ever-growing number of devices. A modular approach allows enterprises to configure Mbed Cloud and tailor the service, as their needs grow and evolve.

Arm also provides a powerful security architecture Platform Security Architecture, PSA that can run on any processor, including low-cost Cortex-M microcontrollers. PSA can provide different security requirements for IoT deployment, provide powerful security services for various devices, and ensure that all devices' hardware and firmware have consistent security.

Learn more about how Arm Mbed can simplify secure IoT development at 

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

Mbed OS is a free, open-source embedded operating system designed specifically for the "things" in the Internet of Things. It includes all the features you need to develop a connected product based on an Arm Cortex-M microcontroller, including security, connectivity, an RTOS, and drivers for sensors and I/O devices.

Modular: Necessary libraries are included automatically on your device, allowing you to concentrate on writing application code.

Secure: Multilayer security helps to protect your IoT solution, from isolated security domains through to Mbed TLS for secure communications.

Connected: We give you a wide range of communications options with drivers for Bluetooth Low Energy, Thread, 6LoWPAN, Mobile IoT (LPWA), Ethernet and WiFi.

Arm Mbed Cloud provides secure and scalable IoT device management for any device, any network and any cloud. Provision and connect a diversity of IoT end nodes, with cost-effective, secure and reliable software update ensuring long product lifetime.

Mbed Cloud Connect: Powerful, secure and energy-efficient device management using a variety of connectivity methods: 6LoWPAN, Thread, Cellular, Wi-Fi, Low-powered Mesh, Mobile IoT (LPWA) and others.

Mbed Cloud Update: Secure and failsafe firmware update service for deployed IoT devices, with full end-to-end orchestration of the update process.

Mbed Cloud Provision: Solves the problem of configuring millions of devices with unique identities and the correct server credentials during manufacturing. 

Mbed Edge: Expands Mbed Cloud’s device management capabilities to onboard, control and manage devices using IoT gateways. 

Mbed On Premises: Complete IoT device management solution, deployed on-premises, without dependency on any cloud instances.

Potential Applications

Mbed Cloud provides device-management capabilities for IoT device profiles that range from the very small and cost-sensitive devices to the more expensive and feature-rich. This ranges from devices like smart meters, which can pre-process data and make context-based decisions, up to edge gateways that can handle data analytics and control other devices.

Arm IoT Solutions can support Connected Spaces, Smart Lighting, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Logistics and even Asset Tracking.

Customer Benefit

Extend the reach of your cloud all the way to any IoT device. Mbed Cloud is the first complete chip-to-cloud solution, built for fast IoT deployment. You don't need to recruit a team of experts in every aspect of security, network stacks or technology standards before you can see benefits. Simply take advantage of the industry's largest ecosystem, saving on months of development costs.

Secure identity, connection and device management services for IoT. Optimized for trust and efficiency.

With Mbed Cloud, you can manage a vast range of IoT devices efficiently and flexibly, establish trusted relationships and manage security, update devices in the field and equip your IT and DevOps teams with unparalleled productivity.

Arm provides a complete IoT platform, managing the complexity of an embedded software ecosystem and connectivity. This approach allows you to focus on adding value at the device and web application level.

Provision, connect, and manage your IoT device fleet from the Mbed Cloud Portal. Built on top of the Mbed Cloud APIs, Mbed Cloud Portal allows you and your team to use our services in an intuitive way.


Technology Owner

Suzie Nien



Technology Category
  • Energy
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things & Wearable Technology
  • Smart Cities
  • Logistics
Technology Status
  • Available for Licensing
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 9

IoT, IoT Platform, IoT Device Management, Energy, Logistics, Smart City