“We’re thrilled to be working with Intel and to having the performance
of Intel technology for the first time in our development boards,” said
Massimo Banzi, founder of the Arduino community. “I look forward to our
collaboration and believe that our work together will produce some
fantastic development vehicles that help foster some very exciting
“The agreement signed between Intel and Sapienza University of Rome will
give Intel access to the research excellence of Europe’s largest
university and they offer us the ability of a dedicated knowledge
transfer structure gained from working alongside the technology
industry,” said Stephen Trueman, Director, Sapienza Innovation Center.
Intel® Galileo Development Board: What Will You Make?
Galileo is the first in a line of Arduino-compatible development
boards based on Intel architecture and is designed for the maker and
education communities. The platform is easy to use for new designers and
for those looking to take designs to the next level.
Intel Galileo combines the performance of Intel technology and the ease
of the Arduino software development environment. The development board
runs an open source Linux operating system with the Arduino software
libraries, enabling scalability and re-use of existing software, called
“sketches”. Intel Galileo can be programmed through Mac OS*, Microsoft
Windows* and Linux host operating software. The board is also designed
to be hardware and software compatible with the Arduino shield ecosystem.
Intel Galileo features the Intel® Quark SoC X1000, the first product
from the Intel® Quark technology family of low-power, small-core
products. Intel® Quark technology will extend Intel architecture into
rapidly growing areas – from the Internet of Things to wearable
computing in the future. Designed in Ireland, the Quark SoC X1000 is a
32-bit, single core, single-thread, Pentium® instruction set
architecture (ISA)-compatible CPU, operating at speeds up to 400MHz.
Helping to expand native usage and capabilities beyond the Arduino
shield ecosystem, the Intel development board comes standard with
several computing industry standard I/O interfaces, including ACPI, PCI
Express*, 10/100Mb Ethernet, SD, USB 2.0 device and EHCI/OHCI USB host
ports, high-speed UART, RS-232 serial port, programmable 8MB NOR flash,
and a JTAG port for easy debug. Intel Galileo also brings together the
benefits of the Arduino IDE with the broad software development and
advanced capabilities of a full, unmodified Linux* software stack into
one platform, supported by a common open source tool chain.