Today Intel has launched a new Arduino compatible development board in the form of the new Intel Galileo which is the first product that is equipped with Intel’s Quark X1000 system-on-chip.
The Intel Galileo development board is the first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible development boards Intel will be developing and has been specifically designed for the maker and education communities.
Intel Galileo features the Intel Quark SoC X1000 32-bit, single core, single-thread, Pentium instruction set architecture (ISA)-compatible processor operating at speeds up to 400MHz. Intel explains :
“Building on the Galileo development board, Intel and the Arduino community will work closely together on future products that bring the performance, scalability and possibilities of Intel technology to this growing community of makers”
Intel Galileo I/O interfaces, include : ACPI, PCI Express*, 10/100Mb Ethernet, SD, USB 2.0 device and EHCI/OHCI USB host ports, high-speed UART, RS-232 serial port, programmable 8MB NOR flash, and a JTAG port for easy debug
As part of the new launch Intel will be offering 50,000 of the boards to 1,000 universities over the next 18 months and the Intel Galileo will be available by the end of November. For more information on the new Intel Galileo jump over to the Intel website for details.