Intel Edison Software Update

Intel Edison Software Update

February 10, 2015
Author: Nikolai K.

The Intel Edison received a new Software update to increase WiFi and Bluetooth functionality. This update appears to be targeted towards the Internet-of-Things (IoT) field. The update is focused on wireless communication and networking. Some of the functionality highlights include:

WiFi enhancements ( see Wi-Fi User guide )

  • Direct Wi-Fi communication to an Intel Edison module or smartphone without an access point
  • Allows the Intel Edison to be connected to an access point, while being connected via WiFi Direct
  • Allows the creation of multi-node ad-hoc networks that contain no access point

Bluetooth Functionality ( see Bluetooth User Guide )

  • Hands-free profile allows the Intel Edison to act as a hands-free unit
  • Advanced Audio distribution allows audio to be streamed to and from the module
  • A Proximity Profile allows the Intel Edison to monitor proximity to another device
  • Human Interface Devices (HID) over GATT profile allows connection to a gamepad

Take a look at the Intel release with additional information here.