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Intel Unveils Arduino-compatible Galileo Development Board

October 4, 2013
Image Caption: Intel Galileo is the first in a line of Arduino-compatible development boards based on Intel architecture. Credit: Intel

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich announced on Thursday a collaboration agreement between the chipmaker’s New Devices Group and open-source hardware platform provider Arduino.

Krzanich also unveiled the Intel Galileo board, the first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible development boards featuring Intel architecture.

“I look forward to our collaboration and believe that our work together will produce some fantastic development vehicles that help foster some very exciting innovations,” Krzanich said in his announcement from Maker Faire in Rome.

Galileo will use the 32-bit Pentium-class Quark SoC X1000 processor Intel announced last month at IDF 2013. The chip is the first product from the Quark family of low-power, small-core products, Intel said.

“Intel Quark technology will extend Intel architecture into rapidly growing areas—from the Internet of Things to wearable computing in the future.”

Intel said it will begin selling the Galileo boards in November, and is working with 17 universities to incorporate the product into classroom projects.

“Through our ongoing efforts in education, we know that hands-on learning inspires interest in science, technology, engineering, and math,” Krzanich said.

Arduino boards house a microcontroller that can process electronic input signals and issue output signals. The board can be connected to any number of sensors, motors, displays and other devices. The system allows users to write programs on a conventional computer and transfer them to the Arduino device, making the boards particularly good learning tools for electronics students and hobbyists.

“I’ve been a ‘maker’ for many years and am passionate about the exciting possibilities of technology and what can be created with it. We look forward to a productive collaboration with Arduino and to providing this community with some incredible Intel products that will help push the boundaries of our imaginations,” Krzanich said.


Source: redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online



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