Development platform delivers IoT applications

27th November 2014
Mick Elliott

RS Components is supporting the complete Intel Edison development platform, which includes: the ultra-small Intel Edison compute module; the Intel Edison breakout board that helps rapid prototyping; and the Intel Edison board for Arduino. The Intel Edison module is a highly miniaturised product-ready compute module built using an advanced 22nm System-on-Chip (SoC) that includes a dual-core, dual-threaded 500MHz Intel Atom CPU and a 100MHz 32-bit Intel Quark microcontroller.

Extensive connectivity is provided, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy support make this module an ideal target for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. A device-to-device and device-to-cloud connectivity framework is also integrated.

Plugging the 35.5mm x 21.0mm x 3.9mm Intel Edison module into the breakout board, which is also now in stock at RS, exposes the module’s 1.8V I/Os, and allows connection via the board’s USB Micro Type-AB connector. The board also provides a DC power-supply jack, battery-charger circuit, and USB OTG power switch, to help professional engineers and makers alike begin developing applications quickly.

The Intel Edison expansion board for Arduino is hardware and software pin-compatible with Arduino shields designed for the Uno R3. The board provides important connections in the same locations as on the Arduino Uno R3, and also has a Micro SD card connector as well as micro and standard-size USB connectors.

The Intel Edison development platform comes with Yocto Linux v1.6 OS support, and allows development with Arduino and C/C++. Further support, including Node.JS, Python, RTOS, and Visual Programming will be added in the future. The platform is compatible with Arduino IDE, Eclipse, and Intel XDK development environments.

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