We had a hell of a time checking out Intel’s projects at IDF 2014. We put together a neat roundup of our favorite finds at the show floor, but there is something we wanted to put aside and show you separately. Intel Edison is a completely different monster!
What is Intel Edison?
The tech industry continues to evolve with unique products, interesting form factors and even new markets. Wearables and IoT (Internet of Things) are on the rise, but it’s hard for manufacturers and designers to fit enough power in these, without making them huge.
This is where Intel Edison comes into play. This miniature platform holds significant power in a package as small as an SD card, allowing manufacturers to turn monstrous platforms into a tiny box that can fit anywhere.
Intel Edison specs
- 22nm Intel SoC with 500 MHz dual-core Intel Atom processor and 32-bit Intel Quark microcontroller clocked at 100 MHz. It supports 40 GPIOs and includes 1GB LPDDR3, 4 GB EMMC, and dual-band WiFi and BTLE on a module slighter larger than a postage stamp.
- The Intel Edison module will initially support development with Arduino and C/C++, followed by Node.JS, Python, RTOS and Visual Programming support in the near future.
- The Intel Edison module includes a device-to-device and device-to-cloud connectivity framework to enable cross-device communication and a cloud-based, multi-tenant, time-series analytics service.
It is truly a piece of tech art, with he power to change to industry as we know it. We can talk about all kinds of applications – from smartwatches to smart helmets, Intel had many interesting products to show at IDF.
We filmed an awesome tour of the Intel Edison booths for you. There is plenty of awesome and geeky gadgets for you to see, so sit tight and enjoy the show!
This is truly the future, guys….