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Intel Edison with Arduino Breakout

By Make: Editors / Jan 4, 2016

Intel Edison with Arduino Breakout

The Intel Edison is a small system-on-module (SOM) with a dual-core 500MHz Atom main processor and an onboard Quark microcontroller (MCU) operating at 100MHz – this MCU enables real-time processing capabilities. Unlike most development boards the module offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low energy, and comes with 4GB of eMMC storage that ships with a flavor of Yocto-built Linux.

System-on-modules are small computers, but require carrier boards to operate or expose usable input and output pins. In the case of the Edison module, Intel offers two different carrier board options: one large board with Arduino R3 header pin configuration, and a second with a smaller form factor that breaks out every pin of the Edison SOM.

While there are third-party carrier boards for the Edison module it’s wise to stick to the Intel offerings when starting out. Of the two Intel options, we recommend the Arduino-friendly carrier board for beginners.

 

Specs
Intel Edison with Arduino Breakout http://intel.com
Type:Single Board Computer
Price:$70
Software:Arduino, Poky Linux
Clock Speed:Dual-core 500 MHz
Processor:Dual 32-bit Intel Atom
I/O Pins Digital:20 (4 PWM)
I/O Pins Analog:6
WiFi?:Yes
Video?:No
Bluetooth?:Yes
Ethernet?:No
Operating Voltage:7-15V
Dimensions:1.4 in x 1 in
Memory:4GB eMMC flash
Additional Features:32-bit 100MHz Intel Quark microcontroller, 1GB RAM

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Why To Buy

The Edison module is a good buy if you’re looking for an x86 development platform for a wearable or IoT product.

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