At CES 2015 this week Intel has unveiled a new wearable device in the form of the Intel Curie, a tiny button sized mini PC that is based on the company’s first purpose-built SoC for wearable devices, the Intel Quark SE SoC.
Intel has designed the Curie hardware to offer users a complete low–power solution for creating wearable projects. Providing compute, motion sensor, Bluetooth Low Energy and battery charging features in one tiny wearable device.
Intel has equipped the Curie with a Low-power, 32-bit Intel Quark micro-controller supported by 384kB flash memory and 80kB SRAM, together with a 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope. The Intel Curie module has been created to run on open source RTOS and the combination of integrated components in the module makes it a first-of-its-kind platform explains Intel.
“The Intel Curie module can enable efficient and intelligent wearable solutions for a broad range of form factors – from rings, bags, bracelets, pendants, fitness trackers to even buttons.
To speed the development of wearable products based on the Intel Curie module, Intel is providing a complete software solution that includes a small and efficient real-time operating system (RTOS) together with reference wearable applications called Intel IQ Software Kits. The kits include the embedded software that runs on the module together with companion smartphone applications and associated cloud capabilities”
Intel is hoping to start shipping the new Curie module during the second half of 2015 and more information on the new Intel Curie wearable module can be found over on the Intel press release website. Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
Source: Intel Newsroom
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