Intel® Galileo

Easy entry with expert power. Intel Galileo is an excellent learning platform that can meet the demands of advanced projects.

From student to expert

The Intel® Galileo Gen 2 board is the first in a family of Arduino*-certified development and prototyping boards based on Intel® architecture and specifically designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts. 

Providing users with a fully open source hardware and software development environment, the Intel Galileo Gen 2 board complements and extends the Arduino line of products to deliver more advanced compute functionality to those already familiar with Arduino prototyping tools. The Intel Galileo Gen 2 development board is designed to be hardware-, software-, and pin-compatible with a wide range of Arduino Uno* R3 shields and additionally allows users to incorporate Linux* firmware calls in their Arduino sketch programming.

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Key features of Intel® Galileo

•Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 application processor, a 32-bit, single-core, single-thread, Intel® Pentium® processor instruction set architecture (ISA)-compatible, operating at speeds up to 400 MHz.

•Support for a wide range of industry standard I/O interfaces, including a full-sized mini-PCI Express* slot, 100 Mb Ethernet port, microSD* slot, USB host port, and USB client port.

•256 MB DDR3, 512 kb embedded SRAM, 8 MB NOR Flash, and 8 kb EEPROM standard on the board, plus support for microSD card up to 32 GB.

•Hardware and pin compatibility with a wide range of Arduino Uno R3 shields.

•Programmable through the Arduino integrated development environment (IDE) that is supported on Microsoft Windows*, Mac OS*, and Linux host operating systems.

•Support for Yocto 1.4 Poky* Linux release.

Advantages of the Intel® Galileo Gen 2 board

•6-pin 3.3V USB TTL UART header replaces 3.5 mm jack RS-232 console port for Linux debug. New 6-pin connector mates with standard FTDI* USB serial cable (TTL-232R-3V3) and popular USB-to-Serial breakout boards. 12 GPIOs now fully native for greater speed and improved drive strength.

•12-bit pulse-width modulation (PWM) for more precise control of servos and smoother response.

•Console UART1 can be redirected to Arduino headers in sketches, eliminating the need for soft-serial in many cases.

•12V power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capable (PoE module installation required).

•Power regulation system changed to accept power supplies from 7V to 15V.

•The Intel® IoT Developer Kit for Intel Galileo Gen 2 adds C, C++, Python, and Node.js/Javascript support for developing connected sensor Internet-of-Things applications.

•Intel Galileo also supports the Wyliodrin platform that provides C, Python, Node.js and Visual Programming environments from a remotely-connected browser.

•In addition to open source Yocto Linux, Intel Galileo Gen 2 supports VxWorks (RTOS), and now Microsoft Windows is supported directly from Microsoft.


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