Dreaming of Programming Intel Processor?

From our childhood we are very much thrilled in programming Intel processor as to how they would behave with our rookie programs, it was Arduino which said us, chap no need to worry, I am nothing just try me. And now Arduino which has revolutionized this is now reaching the extreme heights at present. We have seen much about Arduino in previous post, and if anyone wonders how can it get big. Here are your answer guys. “INTEL GALILEO” for those of you who doesn’t know what it is. Keep reading.

Just Imagine Arduino signing with Intel for development board “ But its reality that’s what “INTEL GALILEO” is all about, it is the first board made of Intel architecture designed to be compatible with Arduino Uno R3 boards. Having said this all Arduino shield which could be used with Arduino Uno R3 could be used with Intel development boards. So doing all the same stuff with Intel processor sounds great.

Many Arduino boards like Arduino Due, is limited in a way that it could operate only on 3.3 volts but this “INTEL GALILEO” could be operated both in 3.3 as well as 5 volts.

Intel Galileo

Of course guys, you could integrate this with Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment), and most important of all you could use your Arduino Ethernet library to connect to webpage with 100 MB Ethernet port, without any modification such is the power of INTEL GALILEO.

And it has RTC (Real time Clock), it will be tracking the time even when the power is off using 3 volt coin cell. And one more thing, works even with PCI express mini cards man that’s sounds crazy, USB host port, microSD support

A Linux distribution is loaded onto 8 MB flash memory, you can boot from SD card image that Intel provides.

Galileo is a micro-controller board based on Intel QuarkSoC 1000 Application Processor

Physical Characteristics

  • 10 cm long and 7 cm wide with the USB connectors, UART jack, Ethernet connector, and power jack extending beyond the former dimension
  • Four screw holes allow the board to be attached to a surface or case
  • Reset button to reset the sketch and any attached shields

Processor Features

  • Instruction set architecture (ISA)-compatible 32-bit Intel® Pentium® processor
  • 16 KB L1 cache
  • 512 KB (on-die embedded SRAM)
  • Simple to program: single thread, single core, constant speed
  • ACPI-compatible CPU sleep states supported
  • Integrated real-time clock (RTC) with optional 3V “coin cell” battery for operation between turn on cycles
  • 400 MHz clock speed

Storage Options

  • 8 Mbytes Legacy SPI Flash to store firmware (boot loader) and the latest sketch
  • Between 256 Kbytes & 512 Kbytes dedicated for sketch storage
  • 512 Kbytes embedded SRAM
  • 256 Mbytes DRAM
  • Storage up to 32 Gbytes via microSD card (optional)
  • USB storage works with any USB 2.0 compatible drive
  • 11 Kbytes EEPROM programmed via the EEPROM library

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Author: JAY

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