Project Centauri: Arm Unveils Strategy to Speed IoT Development

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Project Centauri: Arm Unveils Strategy to Speed IoT Development

To deliver sustainable services at scale and address challenges with fragmentation and diversity across the complete IoT continuum, Arm and our partners are collaborating to establish industry initiatives to rapidly accelerate IoT development and deployment from the endpoints to the cloud. Project Centauri is the latest industry-wide strategy for driving rapid, exponential IoT growth on Arm-based microcontrollers.

Bringing security, harmony, and homogeneity to billions of IoT endpoint devices is a daunting task. But by combining foundational standards, security initiatives, and the extensive Arm Cortex-M software ecosystem, Project Centauri will enable software to be leveraged across cloud service providers and the vastly diverse hardware of the embedded edge, accelerating IoT growth and innovation.

Project Centauri - Arm Unveils Strategy to Speed IoT Development

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Project Centauri draws upon and includes Arm’s rich portfolio of Cortex-M software, bringing together complementary initiatives under a single MCU software strategy. These initiatives have laid the foundation for Arm Total Solutions for IoT, giving the entire value chain foundational standards, such as Open-CMSIS-Pack, secure device management with PSA Certified and Trusted Firmware-M and ecosystem support for use case specific IoT solutions. Silicon partners, ODMs, OEMs, software and OS vendors, system integrators and hyperscalers will all benefit from interchangeable baseline software components that are deployable, updateable, and secure at scale.
A frictionless edge-to-endpoint is critical to unlocking value from IoT and this can only be made possible with widely accepted industry standards. Open-CMSIS provides a set of standardized interfaces and interoperability technologies, including Open-CMSIS-Pack. This is a software packaging and distribution standard that delivers the infrastructure to integrate and manage software components and improve code reuse across embedded and IoT projects. Open-CMSIS-Pack is an open project under the Linaro IoT and Embedded Group.
Arm is working with innovative partners across a vast range of areas including low or no-code development, MLOps, and cloud services to unlock step changes in scale for the entire IoT ecosystem. We want to enable that innovation by providing a standard set of components that application vendors can build upon and third-party tooling vendors can adopt widely.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
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