Introduction to the mbed OS API

mbed OS lets you write applications that run on embedded devices, by providing the layer that interprets your application’s code in a way the hardware can understand.

Your application code is written in C++. It uses the application programing interfaces (APIs) that mbed OS provides. These APIs allow your code to work on different microcontrollers in a uniform way. This reduces a lot of the challenges in getting started with microcontrollers and integrating large amounts of software.

Tip: You can explore the code on GitHub.

The APIs in this document are organized by the feature, or group of features, they enable.

We also provide guidelines for using the API documentation in the mbed Online Compiler.