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Texas Instruments Launches Internet of Things Ecosystem

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Texas Instruments introduces an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem for cloud providers and ARM and Sensor Platforms team to launch open source software for sensor hubs.

Texas Instruments launches IoT Cloud ecosystem. Texas Instruments (TXN) introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service providers.  This will let manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT more easily and rapidly.

The first members of the ecosystem include 2lemetry, ARM, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, LogMeIn, Spark, and Thingsquare. Each member has demonstrated its cloud service offering on one or more of TI’s wireless connectivity, microcontroller (MCU) and processor solutions for a wide-range of IoT applications spanning industrial, home automation, health and fitness, automotive and more.

The new ecosystem is open to cloud service providers with a differentiated service offering and value-added services running on one of TI’s IoT solutions.

“We believe the IoT’s true value lies in empowering companies to transform how they do business. By leveraging insights gained from connected, data-driven devices, you can unlock new opportunities to optimize operations, boost revenue and delight customers,” said Mario Finocchiaro, director of Xively business development at LogMeIn. “By combining TI’s products with Xively’s IoT platform and Business Services, we believe that, together, we can provide the hardware, software and expertise needed to help businesses quickly turn their IoT visions into reality.”

ARM and Sensor Platforms introduce Open Source software.  Algorithmic sensor software company Sensor Platforms and ARM introduced Open Sensor Platform (OSP), as open source software for sensor hub applications. OSP will simplify the integration of sensors across multiple applications, and provide a flexible framework for more sophisticated interpretation and analysis of sensor data.

OSP has been designed for the ARM architecture which is pervasive in sensor hub applications because of the low-power capabilities, simplicity of integration, and broad ecosystem. It will be open sourced under Apache License, Version 2.0, and will actively manage and incorporate community contributions.

“Contextual, sensing information is becoming more important as end devices for the Internet-of-Things rapidly proliferate,” said Charlene Marini, Vice President of Marketing, Embedded Segment, ARM. “As an open source platform for sensor fusion fundamentals, OSP will enable a community of developers to accelerate new functionality for ongoing innovation in sensor hubs across applications. As a result, we should see devices and applications that are more aware of their user and their environment, making technology more useful for all.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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