- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 3/2015 on page 29
Intel Edison: What Will You Make?
At the end of September 2014, less than a year after the introduction of the Galileo board (now at revision 2) Intel launched its tiny Edison module.
Edison Module Specifications 22 nm Intel SoC that includes a dual core, dual threaded Intel Atom CPU at 500 MHz and a 32-bit Intel Quark microcontroller at 100 MHz 40 general purpose I/O (GPIO) ports, configurable e.g. as SD card interface, 2x UART, 2x I²C, SPI, I²S, 4x PWM, USB 2.0 OTG 1 GB RAM (LPDDR3) 4 GB flash memory (eMMC) Dual-band Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.0 Power supply: 3.3 to 4.5 V Power consumption in standby mode: no radios: 13 mW; Bluetooth 4.0: 21.5 mW; Wi-Fi: 35 mW 35.5 × 25.0 × 3.9 mm (1.4 × 1.0 × 0.15 inches) 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) Yocto Linux v1.6 Edison Board for Arduino Specifications Supports Arduino Sketch, Linux, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Board I/O compatible with Arduino Uno (except 4 PWM instead of 6 PWM) 20 digital I/O pins, including 4 (not 6) pins as PWM outputs 6 analog inputs UART (Rx/Tx) I²C ICSP 6-pin header (SPI) Micro USB device connector OR (via mechanical switch) dedicated standard size USB host Type-A connector Micro USB device (connected to UART) SD card connector DC power supply jack (7 to 15 VDC input) Edison Breakout Board Specifications Slightly larger than the Edison module Exposes native 1.8 V I/O of the Edison module 0.1 inch grid I/O array of through-hole solder points USB OTG with USB Micro Type-AB connector USB OTG power switch Battery charger USB to device UART bridge with USB micro Type-B connector DC power supply jack (7 to 15 VDC input)