What is Intel Internet of Things

IoT with the Intel Galileo and Edison board

It is quite normal for us that the hotel refrigerator automatically detects what has been taken out by it and that this also lands on the room bill. It is also a matter of course for us that we can track our parcel to our home after placing an order on the Internet. We are in the middle of the age of IoT and the potential is far from being exhausted. Thanks to the extensive networking, the exchange of data is much easier for us. Computers are getting smaller and more powerful. The only obstacle left is our imagination.

If we have a vision, it must first be tested through prototypes and experiments before the actual development and production can begin. In addition, Intel released the first Intel Galileo board on October 4, 2013 at the Rome Maker Fair. An open source single board computer based on the proven Arduino architecture. Equipped with the smallest CPU from Intel, a Quark SoC X1000 processor. This has a speed of 400 MHz (X86 - 32 bit) and 512 MByte SRAM. An embedded Linux Kernel V.3.8 is used as the standard operating system.

  1. Intel IoT Lab
    In order to be at the forefront when it comes to the Internet of Things, Intel has now opened the first of several IoT labs with numerous showcases in Feldkirchen near Munich.
  2. Intel IoT Lab
    The Intel City Simulator shows how the city of Munich could use sensors to regulate the flow of traffic in the event of high CO2 pollution:
  3. Intel IoT Lab
    Affected zones may only be entered for a fee. Alternatively, there are discounted parking fees.
  4. Intel IoT Lab
    A fairer method is demonstrated here: The amount of the fee is calculated from the actual contribution of the vehicles to the CO2 emissions.
  5. Intel IoT Lab
    In any case, this is constantly determined by modern vehicles and only needs to be read out.
  6. Intel IoT Lab
    At the same time, Intel and partners are testing to what extent infotainment and control systems can be safely merged.
  7. Intel IoT Lab
    Using the example of a Carrera track, Safenet shows ...
  8. Intel IoT Lab
    what monetization strategy there is for embedded software.
  9. Intel IoT Lab
    McAfee demonstrates how the Internet of Things can be made safer.
  10. Intel IoT Lab
    The Yoga Connected Home System ...
  11. Intel IoT Lab
    connects different devices to the cloud via a gateway.
  12. Intel IoT Lab
    A tablet or smartphone serves as a monitoring and operating console.
  13. Intel IoT Lab
    Thanks to smart metering, energy providers are also very interested in the topic of the Internet of Things.

As soon as Intel presented the masterpiece to the public, numerous comments flowed into the Intel Maker Forum. Based on the feedback, the Intel Galileo Board Gen 2 was created. This was equipped with the same processor, but served with far better components and interfaces.

With the Galileo Board Gen 2, the developers received everything they needed from a single source:

  • An integrated SD card slot that enables the storage of extensive data.

  • An Ethernet connection for communication in the network and the Internet.

  • A mini-PCIe interface for external hardware, such as a WiFi card.

  • Micro-USB ports, for example for connecting to a webcam.

  • And much more.

With the classic Arduino board, on the other hand, these different components first have to be bought and assembled.