Intel, Arduino partner on family of boards for developers, education

Intel, Arduino partner on family of boards for developers, education

Summary: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company will donate 50,000 Galileo boards to 1,000 universities around the world in the next 18 months.

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Intel and Arduino, an open source hardware maker, will partner to create the Intel Galileo board, a family of Arduino-compatible development tools based on the chip giant's architecture.

The partnership was outlined at the Maker Faire conference in Rome. Arduino makes electronics prototypes for so non-technical users such as artists and designers can build environments and interactive objects like robots.

For Intel, the partnership with Arduino is a move to attract the hobbyist community and embed its architecture in universities. The Intel Galileo will be the first in a line of development boards on the company's architecture.

Arduino already has 19 boards.

arduino board
A board from Arduino, an open source hardware development community.

 

The Galileo board features the Intel Quark SoC X1000, a low-power small core product. The Quark is Intel's effort to extend into the Internet of things and wearable devices. The ARM architecture is already hitting those markets due to its low power.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company will donate 50,000 Galileo boards to 1,000 universities around the world in the next 18 months. The chip giant will also work with 17 universities to develop curriculum based on the Intel Galileo board.

According to Intel, the Galileo board, which will be available at the end of November, can be programmed with Apple's Mac OS X, Linux and Microsoft Windows.

Topics: Hardware, Intel, Processors, Education

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  • MSRP

    Did they discuss pricing?
    ammohunt
    • Quark pricing

      I seem to recall from reading elsewhere that the board will go for around $60 with free development tools. Intel will also give a couple of thousand away to engineering students. Well if the Atom represents one small level of computing, a Quark is even smaller, whether in the world of nulcear (pronounced new-culer by dimwits) physics or computers.
      ben_myers