[aprssig] New Arduino-compatible Board From Intel

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Oct 4 14:18:40 CDT 2013


This sounds as if it might have potential for various APRS-related projects & 
gadgets, especially since it has an actual RS-232 serial port....


 From today's Slashdot:

<http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/10/04/1735248/intel-launches-galileo-an-arduino-compatible-mini-computer>

     Intel Launches 'Galileo,' an Arduino-Compatible Mini Computer

"Although Intel is Chipzilla, the company can't help but extend its reach just 
a bit into the exciting and growing world of DIY makers and hobbyists. Intel 
announced its Galileo development board, a microcontroller that's compatible 
with Arduino software and uses the new Quark X1000 processor (400MHz, 32-bit, 
Pentium-class, single- core and thread) that Intel announced at the IDF 2013 
keynote. The board makes use of Intel's architecture to make it easy to develop 
for Windows, Mac, and Linux, but it's also completely open hardware (PDF). 
Galileo is 10cm x 7cm (although ports protrude a bit beyond that), and there 
are four screw holes for secure mounting. Ports include 10/100 Ethernet, USB 
client/host ports, RS-232 UART and 3.5mm jack, mini PCIe slot (with USB 2.0 
host support); other features include 8MB Legacy SPI Flash for firmware 
storage, 512KB embedded SRAM, 256MB DRAM, 11KB EEPROM programmed via the EEPROM 
library, and support for an additional 32GB of storage using a microSD card."





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