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An exciting new product from the folks at Intel - and SparkFun has add-ons!
Today we are excited to announce the Intel Edison! This product was just released (like, really just released in the keynote speech) at IDF - The Intel Developer Forum - in San Francisco. SparkFun is very excited to be one of the folks carrying the Edison board. As such, we’ve been working behind-the-scenes with Intel over the last several months to develop a series of add-ons to go with the board. Check out the video for some details:
The Intel Edison is an ultra small computing platform that will change the way you look at embedded electronics. Each Edison packs a huge amount of tech goodies into a tiny package while still providing the same robust strength of your go-to single board computer. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ SoC dual-core CPU and including an integrated WiFi, and Bluetooth LE the Edison board has a very robust list of features that make it a truly awesome piece of tech.
As far as add-ons go, SparkFun has created a wide selection of boards that attach seamlessly with the Edison and give you even greater versatility. In no particular order, here they are (there are a LOT!):
This ADC Block adds ADC functionality to the Edison’s I2C bus. The ADS1015 ADC from TI provides a single 12-bit delta-sigma converter with an analog multiplexer.
The Base Block serves as add-on for the Intel® Edison by allowing you to attach different peripherals like a keyboard, mouse, or thumbdrive.
The Dual H-bridge Block gives the Edison some ability to move when paired with two DC motors.
This PWM Block adds eight channels of PWM control to the Edison’s I2C bus.
The Console Basic Block delivers power to the Intel® Edison while providing a simple console interface via a FTDI cable.
The Console Block delivers power to the Intel® Edison while providing a simple console interface.
The GPIO Block is a simple breakout board to bring the GPIO from the Intel® Edison to the user.
The Battery Block brings a single cell LiPo Charger and 400mah battery to power an Intel® Edision and expansion cards.
The microSD Block equips your Edison with mass-storage capability, so you can use it for data-logging or other related projects.
Piggyback an Arduino onto your Edison with the Arduino Block.
Equip your Edison with a graphic display using the Edison OLED Block!
This I2C Block simply breaks out an I2C bus on the Intel® Edison while level shifting it from 1.8V to your sensors voltage.
The 9 Degrees of Freedom Block for the Intel® Edison uses the LSM9DS0 9DOF IMU for full-range motion sensing.
We also offer a number of kits that include multiple Edison related parts.
We are very excited about this new piece of hardware and all these add-ons! All of these products are available for backorder right now, with orders shipping this Fall.