For makers familiar with the Arduino platform, Intel®, in collaboration with Arduino, has released Galileo, a single board computer, capable of running linux. It combines the performance of Intel® technology and the ease of the Arduino software development environment (IDE). It maintains the Arduino form-factor while giving the user power to run Linux.
Galileo is a microcontroller board based on the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 400MHz Application Processor, a 32-bit Intel® Pentium-class (x86) system on a chip. Galileo is hardware and software pin-compatible with Arduino Revision 3 shields. Digital pins 0 to 13 (and the adjacent AREF and GND pins), Analog inputs 0 to 5, the power header, ICSP header, and the UART port pins (0 and 1), are all in the same locations as on the Arduino Uno R3. This is also known as the Arduino 1.0 pinout.
Shields Compatible with Intel® Galileo
Galileo is designed to support shields that operate at either 3.3V or 5V. The core operating voltage of Galileo is 3.3V. However, the IOREF jumper on board enables voltage translation to 5V at the I/O pins. This provides support for 5V Uno shields and is the default behavior. By switching the jumper position, the voltage translation can be disabled to provide 3.3V operation at the I/O pins.
- Additional Information
Processor Intel® Quark™ SoC Architecture 32-bit Clock Speed 400 MHz Digital Pins 14 Analog Pins 6 PWM Pins 6 Hardware UART 1 Programming Interface Native USB Flash Memory 8M Operating Voltage 3.3V Power Output No Antenna No Range (Indoor/Urban) No Range (Outdoor/RF Line of Sight) No Channel Capacity No Frequency No Transmit Current @ 3.3V No