Intel takes aim at Arduino with US$15 breadboard
Internet of Things We're Gonna Crush Next?
Having nominated the Internet of Things as key to its future strategies, Intel has added a super-cheap development board to its Quark lineup.
At US$15, the Quark D2000 microcontroller development kit is Chipzilla's latest attempt to plant a flag in the cheap-as-chips breadboarding market.
It features a 32 MHz low-power core, 32 KB of integrated flash, a six-axis combination compass and accelerometer, temperature sensor, USB port, and a shield interface compatible with the Arduino-Uno.
For software development, there's the Eclipse-based Intel System Studio for microcontrollers, including the GNU compiler collection (GCC), Intel Integrated Performance Primitives for microcontrollers, Intel QMSI (a support package for the microcontroller's software interface), and a bunch of sample applications.
Since Intel's clearly hoping the board will be an ARM-killer in maker/IoT development, here's a quick feature comparison with the Arduino Uno:
|Intel Quark SD2000||Arduino Uno|
|Clock speed||32 MHz||16 MHz|
|Flash||32 KB||32 KB|
|SRAM||8 KB||2 KB|
|Supply Voltage||2.0 - 3.3V||7 – 12V|
For US customers the device will be available from Mouser Electronics and Avnet. ®
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