Release of the Intel Edison System-on-Module

Release of the Intel Edison System-on-Module

September 10, 2014
Author: Nikolai K.

The Intel Edison has been released and is currently available for pre-order. The so-called system-on-module comes with a dual-core 500Mhz Intel Atom CPU and a 100 Mhz Quark MCU microcontroller for controlling the 40 GPIO pins that are supported. The board is advertised to have low power consumption and features 4GB on-board flash memory, 1GB LPDD3 RAM, Dual-band WiFi, and Bluetooth. The system-on-module retails for $50(Sparkfun Link) but requires a breakout board to be useful. The board currently supports Arduino and C/C++ programming and Intel plans on adding Node.JS, Python, RTOS and Visual Programming support in the near future. The initially announced "SD card-sized" computer has been upgraded to a "stamp-sized" computer after Intel decided to switch to the Intel Atom processor.

Take a look at the manufacturer website with information and setup links here.