Who are AB Open?

AB Open is an open source and technical communities consultancy that specialises in embedded and wireless systems.

Our clients include semiconductor companies, component distributors, equipment vendors and service providers.

We provide a range of services, that includes:

  • Open source consulting
  • Community management
  • Special projects

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Google Acquires Xively for IoT PaaS Push

Advertising giant Google has announced it is pushing further into the Internet of Things (IoT) with the planned acquisition of cloud data platform Xively from current owner LogMeIn. Xively – originally a project of architect Usman Haque under the working name EnvironmentXML, then launching as Pachube (pronounced “patch-bay”) before being… Read More
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Particle Announces Embedded Mesh Network Development Boards

Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Particle has announced the impending launch of a trio of development boards with Bluetooth 5 mesh networking capabilities, alongside Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, and cellular connectivity. Designed to make it easier to deploy sensor networks and control systems where traditional infrastructure isn’t available, Particle’s… Read More
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PULPissimo RISC-V Microcontroller Core Released

The PULP (Parallel Ultra Low Power) Platform, a joint project between ETH Zurich and University of Bologna, has announced the release of the PULPissimo RISC-V microcontroller core, designed to take over from the more basic PULPino – and is also teasing a 64-bit multi-core Linux-ready RISC-V core dubbed Ariane. “Today… Read More
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Mozilla Launches Things Gateway IoT Platform

Mozilla, the organisation behind popular open-source browser Firefox, has announced the release of a stable build of its Things Gateway, promoting its Internet-of-Things (IoT) focused Project Things initiative from a ‘hack’ to a launched – though early-stage – product. Originally unveiled as a prototype back in June 2017 under… Read More
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