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The Intel® Edison kit for Arduino is a compact computing platform that’s small by design so you can easily integrate it into projects. It’s primarily designed for “Internet of Things” projects and is pretty powerful for its small size.
The Edison has a bunch of features that makes it appealing for makers of all skill levels. It uses a 22 nm Intel SoC that includes a dual core, dual threaded Intel Atom CPU at 500MHz and a 32-bit Intel® Quark microctroller which runs at 100 MHz. It’s a lot of power for a board that’s about the size of an LED Matrix.
The board supports 40 GPIOs and includes 1 GB LPDDR3, 4 GB EMMC, and has dual-band WiFI and BTLE. However, to get to all those pins can be a hassle without a breakout board. That’s why we have this kit! The Edison kit for Arduino comes with a breakout board that supports Arduino Sketch, Linux, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Best of all, it’s mostly-compatible with the Arduino Uno layout (with 4 PWM instead of 6 PWM) so you can connect your Arduino breakout boards onto the Intel board to interact with the Edison.
This Intel Arduino breakout also has an SD card connector, micro USB or standard sized USB-A connector, 6 analog inputs, and 20 ditial input/output pins, 1x UART, 1x I2C, and 1x ICSP 6-pin header (SPI) Power with 7V-15V DC input and you’re ready to play with the Edison!
The board supports 40 GPIOs and includes 1 GB LPDDR3, 4 GB EMMC, and has dual-band WiFI and BTLE – which makes it essentially wireless.
The tiny Edison fits nicely onto a breakout board – sort of like a tiny IoT sparrow into a very small nest – so you can expose the native 1.8 V I/O of the Edison. The breakout board has a power supply, USB serial, USB OTG port and power switch, an I/O header, and a battery charger. Together, there’s seamless device-to-device and device-to-cloud communication.
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