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An Intel Galileo Walkthrough [Knowledge]
posted February 3 2014 3:48.40 by spic0m

Despite the Arduino YUN was presented just recently, already a new board that is compatible with GNU/Linux has been released. This one is based on x86 technology and made by Intel, the leader of this technology.

Evolution of embedded technologies could be considered a fact if a giant like Intel decided to participate with his "interpretation" of the phenomenon. Embedded technology combines the power and flexibility of an operating system such as GNU/Linux and the ability to manage peripheral I/Os according to the typical specifications of the microcontroller, all made with architectures equipped with one or more processors.

"Galileo" is based on the Intel Quark X1000 SoC, a system built around a 32 bit Pentium class processor, single-core, single-thread, compatible with ISA architecture (Instruction Set Architecture), which works at speeds up to 400 MHz. Galileo is the first Intel board designed to be hardware and software compatible with the specifications of Arduino Uno R3. De facto a small PC that you can assemble with shields designed for Arduino. The pinout is compatible with Arduino Uno, and the I/O terminals can work at either 5-V to 3.3 by placing a jumper, which activates the level converters for each pin. The native voltage is 3.3V, the 5V is obtained with the conversion. While "Galileo" is software compatible with Arduino's IDE, the operating system is a GNU/Linux distribution, which "runs" on the board only processor. The Arduino sketches are run as processes in the user space of the GNU/Linux operating system. The available IDE compiles the sketches in ".elf" format, an executable binary format, originally developed by UNIX System Laboratories and commonly used in GNU/Linux.

Read the whole article here.

[Link: Open Electronics]

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