Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

Intel Arduino Partnerhip and Galileo Development Board

By - Source: Intel | B 5 comments

Intel is taking on Raspberry Pi with the help of Arduino.

Intel today announced the launch of a brand new platform targeted at education and hobbyist markets. Dubbed Galileo, the platform is based on Intel's 32 nm Quark architecture. Quark was launched last month at IDF and is Intel's smallest silicon yet. CEO Brian Krzanich didn't give much when he showed it off in September but did say that it was aimed at wearable tech. Apparently, it's also going to be the base of this Arduino platform.

 

Galileo is the first Intel-based Arduino compatible development board. Intel said it will also work closely with the Arduino community on future projects that will bring better performance and scalability to the maker community. Part of these efforts will include a large-scale donation of 50,000 Galileo boards to 1,000 universities around the world over the next 18 months. Intel is working with 17 universities across six continents to develop curriculum based on the new Intel Galileo board and expects to name additional universities in the coming months.

Intel'sQuark chips use one tenth of the power of its Atom CPUs and measure one fifth of Atom's size. The Galileo board runs an open source Linux OS with the Arduino software libraries. It can be programmed through Mac OS, Microsoft Windows and Linux. The board is also designed to be hardware and software compatible with the Arduino shield ecosystem. Galileo will go on sale in November. No word on pricing just yet.

Follow Jane McEntegart @JaneMcEntegart. Follow us @tomshardware, on Facebook and on Google+.

Discuss
Ask a Category Expert

Create a new thread in the News comments forum about this subject

Example: Notebook, Android, SSD hard drive

This thread is closed for comments
  • 1 Hide
    smeezekitty , October 3, 2013 9:54 PM
    Now this is interesting. Arduinos latest release using ARM is pretty boring. Two weak to run something like Linux but not as flexable as their AVR based systems.

    But still I wonder if Arduino is deviating too far from their bare to the metal approach.
  • 1 Hide
    cypeq , October 4, 2013 2:21 AM
    I don't believe intel can pull of anything in pricerange of Pi, even with the help of Arduino. It's such a fun sector it deserves as much commotion as it can get.
  • 0 Hide
    yeshgutam , October 5, 2013 3:29 AM
    i sit on my computer browsing internet over 10 hours, and this article was the most helpful one! I was able to go from an Biostar Motherboard with DDR 3 memory after following these instructions. Well done. Regards

  • Display all 5 comments.
  • 0 Hide
    Phillip Muniz , October 18, 2013 11:41 AM
    I work for Mouser Electronics and we now have the Intel Galileo available for pre-order on our website. We’ll be getting the first shipments of stock in mid-November.

    Link: http://www.mouser.com/new/Intel/intel-galileo-development-board/
  • 0 Hide
    smeezekitty , October 18, 2013 12:36 PM
    Quote:
    I work for Mouser Electronics and we now have the Intel Galileo available for pre-order on our website. We’ll be getting the first shipments of stock in mid-November.

    Link: http://www.mouser.com/new/Intel/intel-galileo-development-board/


    I am starting to want one now. Do you have an expected price yet?