Intel proclaims Edison: a 22nm twin-core PC the dimensions of an SD card

Intel announces Edison: a 22nm dual-core PC the size of an SD card

4 months in the past, Intel unveiled its Quark SoC at IDF. Right now at CES 2014, firm CEO Brian Krzanich needs to introduce you to Edison, a miniature pc based mostly on the identical know-how condensed into the shape issue of an SD card. The tiny pc is constructed on the corporate’s 22nm transistor know-how, runs Linux and has constructed-in WiFi and Bluetooth modules. What’s extra, the tiny machine can hook up with its personal app retailer. Naturally, the gadget is aimed toward builders, Krzanich says, who he hopes will use it to construct the subsequent era of wearable and related units. Even so, Intel is main by instance, and confirmed a small assortment of “Nursery” merchandise utilizing embedded Edison chips: a toy frog that studies an toddler’s vitals to a mum or dad by way of an LED espresso cup, for instance, and a milk hotter that begins heating when one other related merchandise (the frog, once more) hears the child cry.

Nonetheless, even Intel is aware of that builders want greater than a superb instance to encourage them, and nothing will get the artistic juices flowing fairly just like the promise of an award. To that finish, the corporate has introduced the “Make it Wearable” competitors, and says it is going to be providing as much as $1.three million in prizes for builders churning out wearable tech. The complete particulars of the competition weren’t revealed on the present, however Krzanich did say that first prize would stroll away with a cool $500,000. Oh, and in case you’re eyeballing Edison on your award-profitable concept? It’s going to be obtainable someday in mid-2014.

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Intel Edison at CES

Alexis Santos contributed to this report.

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