The Intel® Galileo board is based on the Intel® QuarkTM SoC X1000, a 32-bit Intel Pentium®-class system on a chip (SoC). It is the first board based on Intel® architecture designed to be hardware and software pin-compatible with shields designed for the Arduino Uno R3. The Galileo board is also software-compatible with the Arduino Software Development Environment that makes getting started easier. In addition, the Galileo board 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, Micro-SD slot, RS-232 serial port, USB Host port, USB Client Port, and 8 MByte NOR flash come standard on the board. The Intel processor and surrounding native I/O capabilities of the SoC provides for a fully featured offering for both the maker community and students alike. It will also be useful to professional developers who are looking for a simple and cost effective development environment.
Eng Kean Lee is a Technical Marketing Engineer in Online Sales & Support Group for Asia Pacific & Japan region. He joined Intel since 2004. He spent 6 years Platform Application Engineer, and 4 years as Platform Solution Architect in Embedded & Communications Group. Products that he supported when he was Platform Application Engineer including the Intel® IXP2XXX Network Processors, Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processors, and Intel® E6XX Series Embedded SoC. Besides, he supported the Industrial Control, and Retail segments as a Solution Architect.