The Intel® Edison 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 - 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.
- Edison Dimensions: 35mm × 25mm × 4mm / 1.4" × 1.0" × 0.2"
- Breakout dimensions: 61mm x 29mm x 12mm / 2.4" x 1.1" x 0.5"
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