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Intel® Galileo Arduino Board with 32-bit Quark Processor

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  • Start your electronics and coding projects with the user friendly, open-sourced Arduino based Galileo by Intel
  • Use with Arduino shields to enhance your project
  • Can be powered using a USB-B or external DC power supplies

Product overview

• Start your electronics and coding projects with the user friendly, open-sourced Arduino based Galileo by Intel
• Use with Arduino shields to enhance your project
• Can be powered using a USB-B or external DC power supplies
• With 14 Digital I/O Pins easily control many components from RGB LEDs to Servos, screens and more
• Using the Arduino based Intel Galileo has never been easier, with thousands of tips, tricks and guides readily available online.

Reasons to pick the Intel Galileo?
With the Intel Galileo, based on one of the most commonly used Open-Source Arduino boards, but vastly improved. Start any electronics or coding projects readily available online in the huge Maker community, or design a project yourself.

The Intel Galileo gives you a great amount of I/O pins to work with, a quick reset button, and machine screw holes to mount the board however you please. This board hosts an Intel Quark SoC X1000 Microcontroller you have enough power and memory to store and run a lot of complex code.

The best bit about the Intel Galileo is that it comes with a lot of useful features built in, not in the original Arduino boards like a USB Host and Ethernet. You don’t need to solder at all, using header jumper pins you can easily, and quickly, connect and disconnect shields, breakouts, components, or even expand into a standalone breadboard.

Connections and Expansion
This board has 14 Digital I/O pins allowing you to individually control a large amount of components. Each of the digital I/O pins can control a limb for a walking talking robot, control hundreds of RGB LEDs, or build your own keypad controlled electronic door lock, and so much more. It will be difficult to push this board to its limits.

The Intel Galileo also has 6 Analogue pins which are perfect for analogue sensors, you can use these to make your own smoke detector, tell if a plant has enough moisture, to detecting if something has triggered a pressure mat!

The Intel Galileo comes well equipped, with a mini-PCIe, great for WiFi adapters, a Micro SD socket to store many things, for instance music and photos, you also have a USB host socket available means you can connect a keyboard, smart phone, or even a USB storage device.

Compact 3.5 mm UART connection reduces the height and board space used making it excellent where space on your project is a premium. UART functionality provides full RS-232 support as well as allowing your Intel Galileo to mimic your mouse and keyboard.

What will you make?
With the ever expanding range of tutorial guides available, you can start by telling a single LED to flash, or control a stepper motor’s speed and direction. Using coding languages called C/C++, these skills easily translate to most general software languages, and so with this you’ll be learning a lot more than electronics.

The Intel Galileo is Shield compatible, Arduino shields come in many shapes and sizes, from providing solder-able break-out boards, a 1.8" TFT screen with micro SD slot and joystick, to a servo and motor control board. Another great range of accessories are called Breakouts, tiny shields that link together just as easy usually providing more specific uses.

Shields and Breakouts allow you to more easily manage a lot of components in any project, you can view our range of shields and breakouts by clicking here.

Ease of Use
Arduino based electronics are fantastic for all ages, whether you have previous experience or not, from fun to functional. tutorials will tell you exactly what you will need, even what pins to connect your components into, giving you a step by step, from start to finish.

Using the Arduino IDE Software, it will allow you to very easily update your Arduino based Intel Galileo board with the code you’ve prepared, making the transfer seamless, it will even let you know whether your code makes sense and will work before you even upload it.

Note that the Galileo is designed to support shields that operate at either 3.3 or 5V. Because the core operating voltage of Galileo is 3.3V a jumper has been provided to enable voltage translation to 5V at the I/O pins. This configuration is the default setup and provides support for 5V Arduino Uno shields. Should it be necessary to provide 3.3V at the I/O pins the jumper is simply switched.

Start by;
Making an LED blink,
you can share your Laptop or PC’s wifi through to your Intel Galileo,
control a robotic arm,
or even make your own robotic car.

And find even more inspiration at:

Arduino IDE software is needed to program an Arduino, it’s not in the box. Download from here:
Works on Mac, Windows and Linux based computers including Raspberry Pi's Rasbian software

Arduino's site.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Hardware from Intel I bought this for Home Automation projects instead of the Arduino and Ethernet Shield which I bought in the past. Seriously, don't bother. It's buggy, only works intermittently and has problems connecting to the IDE; a truly terrible show for a world leader in Chip Technology. Intel got worried that ARM would overtake the x86 architecture as Arduino popularity grows. IMO, this is a knee-jerk reaction to get a board into the market - I read numerous bad reviews on this but gave it a try anyway - don't waste your time. Get the Arduino and pay a few quid more to get the shields. This is absolutely useless.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Echo the points made by the other reviewer on this hardware. Having coded extensively on Arduino, this board does have 'buggy' operation, doesn't seem to perform consistently and has even hung during prolonged use. Not what you'd expect from an esteemed chip provider.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbish Doesn't really work.. it's going back tomorrow!! Complete waste of time and money!
Date published: 2016-05-21
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Micro Controller Intel Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor
CPU Clock Speed 400 MHz
Operating Voltage 3.3 V / 5 V
Input Voltage 7 V / 15 V
Digital IO/PWM 14/6
Analogue In 6
ICSP 1x6
Programming interface USB
USB Serial Controller USB-MicroB
Flash Memory 8 MB
Board Version (if applicable) 2
Special Features Reset Button
Screw Mounting Holes
Connectivity Mini-PCIe
3.5mm RS232 Serial Port
USB-A Host
Arduino Uno R3 Shield
Micro SD Socket, 32 GB Max
Dimensions 123.8 mm x 72 mm x 23 mm

What is the resolution of the 6 Analog Input Channels? EG. 8bit, 10, 12bit, 16bit.

Asked by: Chewbakker
The resolution is 12bit.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-03-23

Is this the 1st or 2nd generation Galileo? Is the 1st generation board available online? I tried the store in the Smyths building, Dublin but they only had the 2nd generation board.

Asked by: doorleyr
It is the first generation 2nd generation does not look like the one shown in the picture. 
Answered by: Chewbakker
Date published: 2016-03-23

Is it supported by Matlab, i.e is there a way I can use Simulink with this board? 

Asked by: Nate
As much as we would love to be able to help here, as Technical Support Advisors we cannot offer design project advice or assistance, we are more than happy to locate products and support you with your purchases but we are not able to design entire circuits or projects for you. If you do have the design/circuit information detailing the value of the components needed we will be happy to locate these for you. Sorry we could not help resolve your query on this occasion.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-12-18

does this use python?

Asked by: jamie
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-30

is the Intel® Galileo Arduino Board you sell a gen 1 board?

Asked by: zeugma
This is the Galileo2
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-21

What are the physical dimensions of this board?
Asked by: Mike
Physical Characteristics The Intel® Galileo Board is 10 cm long and 7 cm wide respectively, with the USB connectors, UART jack, Ethernet connector, and power jack extending beyond the former dimension. Four screw holes (4 mm diameter) allow the board to be attached to a surface or case. ~DH
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17
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