Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unveiled Edison, a computer housed in an SD card form factor with built-in wireless capabilities, and support for multiple operating systems. 

Intel Edison is based on 22nm Intel Quark technology for ultra-small and low power-sensitive, Internet of Things edge devices, smart consumer products and wearable computing, says Intel. The product features an Intel processor and microcontroller core. The programmable microcontroller helps manage I/Os and other baseline functions, while the x86 compatible processor core brings Linux support and enables multiple operating systems to run high-level user applications.

The small compute package brings connectivity with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth LE, and has LPDDR2 and NAND flash storage, as well as an array of flexible and expandable I/O capabilities.

The product-ready, general purpose compute platform will be available this summer. Edison will be compatible with accessible developer tools used by the maker community, says Intel.

You can find a fact sheet on Intel Edison here. 

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