Intel Edison

Intel Edison


GPIO Expansion Headers

General Information

The Intel Edison is an SD-card sized computer that was unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. One of the main markets that Intel is hoping to reach is the wearable computing market. The Intel Edison was released in September 2014 and is larger than previously announced SD-card sized computer, because they switched to the Atom processor. It also requires a connection board to be useful.

Intel Edison

Early iteration of the Intel Edison

The board comes with a dual-core 500Mhz CPU and a 100 Mhz MCU microcontroller for GPIO control. The board itself is called the system-on-module and comes with a breakout board, similar to the Gumstix computers or the Raspberry Pi compute module. The board currently supports Arduino and C/C++ and plans on adding Node.JS, Python, RTOS and Visual Programming support in the near future

Hardware Specifications

 Intel Edison Module
ProcessorSilvermount Intel Atom dual-core CPU at 500 MHz and Quark MCU at 100 MHz
Flash Memory4GB EMMC
Clock Speed500 MHz
Input Voltage (recommended) 
Input Voltage (limits) 
Other Information
Price (approx, USD)$50.00 here (excluding expansion board)
FeaturesDual-band WiFi
Bluetooth support (BTLE)


 Intel Edison Module
Dimensions35.5mm x 25.0mm x 3.9 mm
(1.40" x 0.98" x 0.16")
Weight (approx.)--g (--oz)

GPIO pins

The board supports 40 GPIO pins.




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Installing UDOO and Establishing a Remote Connection
Setup and Connect to the UDOO.

Sources/External Links

  1. Intel Edison Homepage
  2. Intel CES2014 News Fact Sheet
  3. Intel Edison extended to a family of development boards


To be updated - Will be released in 2014

Related News Stories


Intel Edison Software Update
Date: February 10, 2015
Author: Nikolai K.
NewsLink: direct news link


Release of the Intel Edison System-on-Module
Date: September 10, 2014
Author: Nikolai K.
NewsLink: direct news link