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Intel Unveils The Arduino-Compatible Galileo Board

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Intel has unveiled the Galileo board, the company’s first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible development boards. Intel Galileo will be available by the end of November. Here is the data sheet for the board, if you want to take a look.

Brian Krzanich (CEO, Intel): Through our ongoing efforts in education, we know that hands-on learning inspires interest in science, technology, engineering and math. I’ve been a ‘maker’ for many years and am passionate about the exciting possibilities of technology and what can be created with it.  

Intel Galileo features the Intel Quark SoC X1000, the first product from the Intel Quark technology family of low-power, small-core products. It comes standard with several I/O interfaces, including 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. 

Intel Galileo runs an open source Linux operating system with the Arduino software libraries, and 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.

Intel says it will be donating 50,000 Intel Galileo boards to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months. Intel is working with 17 universities across six continents to develop curriculum based on the new Intel Galileo board. In the past decade, Intel has invested more than $1 billion in K-12 and higher education in over 60 countries, according to numbers released by the company.

Arduino development kits and software programming interface is targeted at do-it-yourself enthusiasts, who often don’t have technical backgrounds, to create interactive objects or environments. 

[Image courtesy: Arduino]

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