Mouser Electronics has nosed ahead in the race to supply Intel’s highly anticipated Galileo Arduino Development Board, based on the newest Intel Quark X1000 SoC.
The distributor is taking pre-orders for the board which is designed around a 32-bit Intel Quark X1000 Pentium-class system on a chip (SoC) and is the first product in a new family of Arduino certified boards featuring Intel architecture.
Galileo is designed to be hardware and software pin-compatible with Arduino shields, accessory boards that plug into an Arduino board to extend its capabilities. It is also software-compatible with the Arduino Software Development Environment, opening up the Intel core architecture to the largest design community on the globe.
In addition, the Galileo has several PC industry standard I/O ports and features to expand native usage and capabilities beyond the Arduino shield ecosystem. A full sized mini-PCI Express slot, 100Mb Ethernet port, microSD slot, RS-232 serial port, USB Host port, USB Client Port, and 8 MByte NOR flash memory come standard on the board.
Galileo uses the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to create programs for Galileo called “sketches.” To run a sketch on the board, users connect a power supply, connect Galileo’s USB Client port to a computer, and upload the sketch using the IDE interface. The sketch runs on the Galileo board and communicates with the Linux kernel in the board firmware using the Arduino I/O adapter


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